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500pts: Specify XML field types i.e. Integer, string, DateTime so Dataset.ReadXML creates field types correct?

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Hi there,

I have written a webservice which returns an xml file. I was wondering if its possible to specify each field weather it contains a string or is a decimal,integer or datetime for example? As i use the ReadXml method of dataset to import the xml file, i think its importing each field as a string

here is an example of my XML file which my webservice returns, if anybody knows a solution i would be really grateful... Thanks in advance

specifically its fields NUM and VALUE which i would like to specify as "decimal" so that when i use ReadXML on the dataset object it would import these fields as decimals rather than strings

  <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
- <response>
  <Error code="0" description="OK" />
- <myData>
- <Record>
  <COD>abcd123</COD>
  <NOMBRE>company a</NOMBRE>
  <NUM>560</NUM>
  <VALUE>5250,39</VALUE>
  </Record>
- <Record>
  <COD>ccfg45</COD>
  <NOMBRE>Company b</NOMBRE>
  <NUM>30000</NUM>
  <VALUE>342900</VALUE>
  </Record>
  </myData>
  </response>
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As far as I understand it is always going to read as a string if you use the ReadXml.  You can also read a schema in using the ReadXmlSchema and the datatypes can be defined in the schema:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/cpref/html/frlrfsystemdatadatasetclassreadxmlschematopic.asp

Another option is to include the datatypes in the xml - but I think you may have to manually convert.

For example:

<value dt:dt="boolean">1</value>
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