Returns the siblings of an XML element, i.e. the elements on the same hierarchical level.

fxml_getSiblings(xmlflat.df, elemid)



A flat XML dataframe created with fxml_importXMLFlat.


The ID of the XML element. The ID is the value of the elemid. field in the flat XML dataframe.


The IDs (xmlflat.df$elemid.) of the siblings of the XML element with ID elemid. If no siblings exist, NULL is returned.

See also

fxml_hasSiblings, fxml_getSiblings


# Load example file with population data from United Nations Statistics Division # and create flat dataframe example <- system.file("worldpopulation.xml", package="flatxml") xml.dataframe <- fxml_importXMLFlat(example) # Get all the siblings (elements on the same hierarchy level) of the XML element with ID 4 # (xml.dataframe$elemid. == 4) fxml_getSiblings(xml.dataframe, 4)
#> [1] 5 6 7 8