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Valid for Sitecore 5.3
4.  The XPath Builder
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The XPath Builder is accessed by selecting Tools » XPath Builder.

This tool allows a developer to test XPath expressions. 

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The tool has the following fields and Controls:

Use to select the context Item for evaluation. You can choose the database from the drop-down menu on the right.

Enter your expression here. Choose the XPath type (Sitecore or “Real” XPath) and click the Evaluate button.
Note:  Sitecore XPath expressions should be added without the query: prefix.

XPath results. The output has the following format: 
Found _n_ result(s) in XX.XXms.
1. _item_name_   _item_location_
2. ...

This tool can also be used to detect slow XPath expressions which decrease rendering speed.

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