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How to import XML data from Memo field or String expression into Access.

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How do I  transform XML data from a memo field (or string expression) to corresponding fields in my access table?

Sample XML Data from memo field:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?>
<AddressBook>
   <Address>
      <ID>-1</ID>
      <FirstName>Jim</FirstName>
      <LastName>Anderson</LastName>
      <CompanyName>Acme Corp</CompanyName>
      <StreeLine1>123 1st Ave</StreeLine1>
      <StreetLine2>suite 100</StreetLine2>
      <City>Edina</City>
      <StateName>Minnesota</StateName>
   </Address>
</AddressBook>

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Leigh Purvis earned 500 total points
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You could save the text in your field as a file - and use the inbuilt import method to grab the data.
(If in Access 2002/2003/2007).

Or you could load the text in code and use the MSXML object library to do it the more controlled way.
A pretty generic example of which is here
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Q_21990088.html
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Need anything further or is that enough to be going on with?

Want an example of the first method - or have you gone with door number 2? :-)
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2nd option is the cleanest.  

I will build a table with the field names necessary and enumerate through their names having the results go to the sample code at the link you provided which will ultimately end up as the data for those fields.  MSXML6.0 it is!  Thank You for a timely response.
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