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Converting some XML to variables in ASP

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Hi, I would like to open a text file containing some XML, looping stuff  and putting it in variables. I did dis before in Coldfusion and normally don't work woth ASP. I was hoping for a 'working example' for the following scenario.
Thanks in advance! Floris.

ps. making question difficult. 250 points is ok when asking working example in case like this? tanx.


textfile.xml; xml format; 0..x time a thing struct.
<things>
 <thing>
  <id>1</id>
  <name>bla</name>
 </thing>
 <thing>
  <id>3</id>
  <name>bli</name>
 </thing>
<things>

asp file in pseudo code (I'm looking for the real stuff please!-)..)

<%
Dim mVar,myXMLVar, x

x = 1
myXMLVar = openXmlFile("textfile.xml")

While not myXMLVar.End do
 myVar = myXMLVar.thing
 response.write "thing" & x & ":<br>"
 response.write myVar.id & "<br>"
 response.write myVar.name & "<br>"
 x = x + 1
end while
%>

which should given the xml, then give the output:
thing1
1
bla
thing2
3
bli




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by:peh803
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Here's a good tutorial that will not only give you a working example, but explain why it's doing what it's doing.

http://stardeveloper.com:8080/articles/display.html?article=2000072801&page=1

Apologies to any that may have recently posted if this is a repost...

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ah, what the.. ..got enough points and really need some fast help. bit more points.
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by:gete
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Following your pseudo code:

<%
Dim oXML, oNode, x

Set oXML = Server.CreateObject("MSXML.DOMDocument")
oXML.async = False
oXML.load Server.MapPath("textfile.xml")

x = 1
For Each oNode In oXML.selectNodes("/things/thing")
    Response.Write "thing" & x & ":<br>"
    Response.Write oNode.getAttribute("id") & "<br>"
    Response.Write oNode.getAttribute("name") & "<br>"
    x = x + 1
Next
%>

I have only "compiled" this in my head. If you encounter any error, let us know.
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by:florisb
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hi gete, shouldn't oNode get a value in the loop?
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by:florisb
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<%
Dim oXML, oNode, x

Set oXML = Server.CreateObject("MSXML.DOMDocument")
oXML.async = False
oXML.load Server.MapPath("test.xml")

x = 1
For Each oNode In oXML.selectNodes("/bouwlocaties/bouwlocatie")
    Response.Write "bouwlocatie" & x & ":<br>"
    Response.Write oNode.getAttribute("id") & "<br>"
    Response.Write oNode.getAttribute("name") & "<br>"
    x = x + 1
Next
%>

with

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1" ?>
<bouwlocaties>
 <bouwlocatie>
  <id>1001</id>
  <name>in de bushbush</name>
 </bouwlocatie>
 <bouwlocatie>
  <id>1002</id>
  <name>op het dak</name>
 </bouwlocatie>
</bouwlocaties>

gives me just

bouwlocatie1:


bouwlocatie2:

and no values...;-(

thanks!
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gete earned 1200 total points
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My mistake.. too much coding using attributes instead of child nodes in storing values.
This should work:

<%
Dim oXML, oNode, x

Set oXML = Server.CreateObject("MSXML.DOMDocument")
oXML.async = False
oXML.load Server.MapPath("test.xml")

x = 1
For Each oNode In oXML.selectNodes("/bouwlocaties/bouwlocatie")
    Response.Write "bouwlocatie" & x & ":<br>"
    Response.Write oNode.selectSingleNode("id").text & "<br>"
    Response.Write oNode.selectSingleNode("name").text & "<br>"
    x = x + 1
Next
%>
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