A WFS GetFeature query looks something like this:


But users would want to enter something like "ADDRKEY = 1001" so it becomes necessary to convert the infix expression to a AST and then into a WFS filter.

Are there any reusable solutions for converting an CQL filter into a OGC filter?

  • "A=b" is converted into
  • "<PropertyIsEqualTo><PropertyName>A</PropertyName><Literal>b</Literal></PropertyIsEqualTo>"

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One approach would be to use the OGC Common Query Language (CQL) to generate your expressions and then use the OpenLayers CQL parser to convert to an OGC Filter. A description of the process can be found here.

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