Need help with XML

Hi,

I have an xml element that looks like the following:

<SQLQuery>
      <![CDATA[
            SELECT
                  P.Name,
      P.ID,
      P.Address,
     etc......

      FROM        
        Person P
      INNER JOIN Department D ON D.PersonID = P.ID
     etc.....
      WHERE    
        P.HireDate > { d '2002-01-01'})]]>
    </SQLQuery>


When I attempt to parse the <SQLQuery> element, my text looks like the following:

"<![CDATA[\r\n\t\tSELECT\r\n\t\t      P.Name,\r\n     etc........."

this is how I attempt to extract the text of my SQLQuery element.
string sql = dsNode.SelectSingleNode("SQLQuery").InnerXml.Trim();

thanks...


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brdrokAsked:
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Jens FiedererTest Developer/ValidatorCommented:
Sounds reasonable.  The OTHER option is to NOT put those characters in there in the first place, if the XML is under your control.

I.e.,  instead of

<![CDATA[
            SELECT
                  P.Name,
      P.ID,
      P.Addres
do

<![CDATA[SELECT P.Name, P.ID, P.Addres

etc.

Trying to do fancy formatting inside a CDATA sticks you with unwanted formatting in the output!
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Jens FiedererTest Developer/ValidatorCommented:
It does not look to me like you have a problem (if you do, tell us, please!)

If you are worried about the \r \n\t characters in your string, those simply represent the carriage returns, linefeeds and tabs in the text you provided.  That is as it should be.  You can always replace those with spaces if you want everything on one line.
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brdrokAuthor Commented:
Heya Jens,

the thing is that I am going to use it as part of a sql query, thus, characters such as "\t\r\n" or CDATA is invalid.

For the time being, I am using the Replace() function, but I was hoping that there is a better way of doing it.

thanks
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