Read and write Mat to xml file under root node

asked 2014-05-20 04:38:35 -0600

Leena gravatar image

updated 2014-05-20 04:56:51 -0600


I am trying to save Mat to a xml file. I follow this tutorial and its works very well : link

The problem I have a xml with some value before and if I tried to write in this file, It will erase all my data to remplace with a root node <opencv_storage>. For example if tried to write in a xml like this :

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<world>hello world</world>

If I tried to write in this file the program will with a error :

OpenCV Error: Parsing error (test.xml(2): <opencv_storage> tag is missing) in icvXMLParse, file ..\..\..\..\opencv\modules\core\src\persistence.cpp, line 2281

I can resolve this problem creating an empty node <\opencv_storage> in the xml file, like this :

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<world>hello world</world>

And then close the root node (don't why if I put the </hello> in the xml file it will be after <opencv_storage>).

But I still have problems to read the mat, because I think FileStorage is waiting a root node <opencv_storage>, so I was wondering is somebody have an idea to resolve this problem.

Best regards

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haven't tried, but it's probably meant this way(the opencv tag has to go all around it):

<?xml version="1.0"?>



<world>hello world</world>



see it's just a quite primitive key-value store. also you can't have 2 <hello> keys at the same level ( they've got to be unique)

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2014-05-20 05:18:05 -0600 )edit

Yeah I just tested and It works great, It just that I wanted a different name for the root node and read a mat from a node lower than the root node for examle :

<?xml version="1.0"?> <hello> <world> <opencv_storage> Here my data from the mat <opencv_storage> </world> </hello>

But I think I have a idea about how to do this on a inderect way. Thanks for your answer

Leena gravatar imageLeena ( 2014-05-20 05:34:42 -0600 )edit

to my experience, it does not like "nested" things too much.

if you want it the easy way, stick to a single list of key-value pairs

and the opencv_storage must be the most outer tag.

you can still use different files.

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2014-05-20 06:19:47 -0600 )edit