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ASP.NET web service returns dataset.GetXML to ADODB.Recordset compliant xml

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My VB6 application uses MSSOAPLib to call a method of an ASP.NET webservice which returns an xml string of a dataset using the dataset.GetXML() method. How would I convert this xml string to a recordset?

Would I also need the schema information, dataset.GetXMLSchema()?

Thanks ~
Vincent
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Try this:

'From: http://abstractvb.com/code.asp?A=814

Add a reference to MSXML then drop this code in a module. Just call the XMLStringToRecordset function passing in a valid XML document. (Note: the documents format must match a format defined by Microsoft.)

Public Function XMLStringToRecordset(strXML As String) As Recordset
    Dim objStream As ADODB.Stream
    Dim oRecordset As ADODB.Recordset
   
    Set objStream = New ADODB.Stream
   
    objStream.Open
    objStream.WriteText strXML
    objStream.position = 0
   
    Set oRecordset = New ADODB.Recordset
    oRecordset.Open objStream
   
    objStream.Close
    Set objStream = Nothing

    Set XMLStringToRecordset = oRecordset

    Set oRecordset = Nothing
End Function

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dataset.getxml returns records in xml format which is in a different format than what is expected by recordsets ... when u do a save of a recordset to an xml format .. all the columns of a particular record gets added as attributes and a node/element is created for each record. but in the case of dataset.getxml, i think the columns gets formatted as nodes of a parentnode instead of attributes .. so what "leonstryker" suggested might not work .. just check it out . another option would be to loop thorugh the xml string and create the recordset dynamically ..
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Please do have a look at my comments .. i tried it out later and indeed getxml works the way i have mentioned .. so he has to loop through the xml string to create the recordset ..
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I believe there should be a split between

leonstryker and Rejojohny
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