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vbscript & selectSingleNode() - XPATH query not getting desired results

Posted on 2004-09-16
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Hello,
This question is urgent but probably not difficult.

I need someone to give me the correct syntax for my xpath query.

Basically I want to grab the <desired> node and its associated attributes. Since it is at the root level in vbscript I tried to get it with:
set node = objXmlDoc.documentElement.selectSingleNode("//desired")
* I also tried leaving the syntax("//") inside the selectSingleNode but I kept getting back nothing.

after googling xpath I came across something that led me to beleive I may not be able to access the <desired> node because of its position. If this is true I would then move <desired> inside element :<element><desired name= etc/></element> I also tried a similar xpath query for that("//element/desired") but I kept getting an error.

Can anyone show me an vbscript selectSingleNode call with valid xpath syntax that would get my desired nodes?

<root>
<desired name="bob" computername="winbox"/>
<element>
</element>
<another_element>
</another_element>
</root>
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drichards earned 500 total points
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How are you loading the XML?  I copied the XML into a file and ran your selectSingleNode line as written above and it returns the correct node.

Here's my script (XMLFile2.xml is in same directory as script file):

   path = "XMLFile2.xml"
    Set objXMLDoc = CreateObject("Microsoft.XMLDOM")
    objXMLDoc.async = False
    objXMLDoc.load(path)
    WScript.Echo "xml document loaded"
   set node = objXmlDoc.documentElement.selectSingleNode("//desired")
   WScript.Echo node.nodeName
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by:barryk2
ID: 12077866
Weird- it must have been a typo on my part that this did not worked. My original code worked. Thanks for the help
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