Excel 2003 Professional Edition - Exporting XML Data - optional elements

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I have optional elements in my schema.  Presently, if the cells mapped =
to the attributes of the optional elements are left blank, the elements =
are written with "0" as the attribute (see example below).  However, I =
want the optional elements ("Element1" and "Element2" in the example =
below) to be omitted from the exported XML file.

For example I get ...

  <Element1 a=3D"0" b=3D"0"/>

  <Element2 c=3D"0" d=3D"0" e=3D"0" f=3D"0"/>


But, what I want is ...



Can this be done?  If so, what's the trick?



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