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Serialize data to XML File 

The following example shows serializing a POJO to an XML file. The POJO should have a no-arg default constructor and @XmlRootElement annotation at class level.

File Name  :  
com/bethecoder/tutorials/jaxb/common/Student6.java 
   
package com.bethecoder.tutorials.jaxb.common;

import java.util.Date;

import javax.xml.bind.annotation.XmlAccessType;
import javax.xml.bind.annotation.XmlAccessorType;
import javax.xml.bind.annotation.XmlAttribute;
import javax.xml.bind.annotation.XmlRootElement;

@XmlRootElement
@XmlAccessorType(XmlAccessType.FIELD//Allows to get data through fields rather than public getter/setters
public class Student6 {

  @XmlAttribute  
  private String firstName;
  @XmlAttribute
  private String lastName;
  
  private int age;
  private String hobby;
  private Date dob;
  
  /**
   * NOTE : Should have a no-arg default constructor.
   */
  public Student6() {
  }

  public Student6(String firstName, String lastName, int age, String hobby,
      Date dob) {
    super();
    this.firstName = firstName;
    this.lastName = lastName;
    this.age = age;
    this.hobby = hobby;
    this.dob = dob;
  }
  
  public String getFirstName() {
    return firstName;
  }
  public void setFirstName(String firstName) {
    this.firstName = firstName;
  }
  public String getLastName() {
    return lastName;
  }
  public void setLastName(String lastName) {
    this.lastName = lastName;
  }
  public int getAge() {
    return age;
  }
  public void setAge(int age) {
    this.age = age;
  }
  public String getHobby() {
    return hobby;
  }
  public void setHobby(String hobby) {
    this.hobby = hobby;
  }
  public Date getDob() {
    return dob;
  }
  public void setDob(Date dob) {
    this.dob = dob;
  }
  
}
   

File Name  :  
com/bethecoder/tutorials/jaxb/tests/ToXMLFile.java 
Author  :  Sudhakar KV
Email  :  kvenkatasudhakar@gmail.com
   
package com.bethecoder.tutorials.jaxb.tests;

import java.io.FileNotFoundException;
import java.io.FileOutputStream;
import java.util.Date;

import javax.xml.bind.JAXBContext;
import javax.xml.bind.JAXBException;
import javax.xml.bind.Marshaller;

import com.bethecoder.tutorials.jaxb.common.Student;

public class ToXMLFile {

  public static void main (String [] argsthrows JAXBException, FileNotFoundException {
    
    Student student = new Student("Sriram""Kasireddi"2"Painting"new Date());
    
    /**
     * Create JAXB Context from the classes to be serialized
     */
    JAXBContext context = JAXBContext.newInstance(Student.class);  
    Marshaller m = context.createMarshaller();
    m.setProperty(Marshaller.JAXB_FORMATTED_OUTPUT, Boolean.TRUE);  
    m.marshal(student, new FileOutputStream("Student.xml"));  
  }
}
   

It gives the following output,
File Name  :  Student.xml


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