Webservices - Getting info into the a table

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  1. carlosbutler, Jan 20, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2011

    carlosbutler macrumors 6502a


    Feb 24, 2008
    London City
    I am using a web service to get return an XML file. I have got the XML returned and is loaded on the phone, the information I need is displayed in the NSLog correctly and I can adapt the output to what I need.


    I am having trouble getting the information in to a table view. This is the first time using a webservice since I see more future potential for what I need my app to do (and in the future...).

    I have included below the 'main' three parser methods (from what I have read up from today)
    // Parser for the information being downloaded from the XML
    - (void)parser:(NSXMLParser *)parser didStartElement:(NSString *)elementName namespaceURI:(NSString *)namespaceURI qualifiedName:(NSString *)qName attributes:(NSDictionary *)attributeDict {	
    	if ([elementName isEqualToString:@"Line"]) {
    		if (!soapResults) {
    			soapResults = [[NSMutableString alloc] init];
    		NSString *lineName = [attributeDict objectForKey:@"Name"];
    		if (lineName) {
    			[soapResults appendString:lineName];
    			[soapResults appendString:@", "];
    			[listOfLines addObject:[lineName copy]];
    	if ([elementName isEqualToString:@"Status"]) {
    		NSString *lineDescription = [attributeDict objectForKey:@"Description"];
    		if (lineDescription) {
    			[soapResults appendString:lineDescription];
    - (void)parser:(NSXMLParser *)parser foundCharacters:(NSString *)string {
    - (void)parser:(NSXMLParser *)parser didEndElement:(NSString *)elementName namespaceURI:(NSString *)namespaceURI qualifiedName:(NSString *)qName {
    	if ([elementName isEqualToString:@"Status"]) {
    		NSString *tempString = soapResults;
    		NSLog(@"Temp String: %@\n", tempString);
    		//[listOfLines addObject:soapResults];
    		//[listOfLines addObject:@"Hello"];
    		//[self addToTable:tempString];
    		NSLog(@"Soap Results: %@\n", soapResults);
    		[soapResults setString:@""];
    Just to let you know, the XML layout for these parts is:
    <Line ID="" Name="" />
        <Status ID="" CssClass="" Description="" IsActive="">
          <StatusType ID="" Description="" />
    I am not sure if the three parser methods are called many times, or once... and the biggest issue is that I cannot seem to add any object to the NSMutableArray

    I am not sure if this explained clearly enough, although any help would be great. I do certainly like the sound of webservices :)

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