XML Nodes (with VB6)

Posted on 2007-03-23
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
Ok, I'm having problems with trying to retrieve the nodes from an XML string.  For some reason I am not getting anything assigned to the nodes object.  The loadXML works without failure.

Below is my code, and at the bottom is an example (as best I could) of the XML string.

----- Code -----
    cXML.loadXML sXML
    Set objXMLNodeList = cXML.documentElement.selectNodes("opt")
    'I have also tried the following:
    'Set objXMLNodeList = cXML.documentElement.selectNodes("\\FVR\AO\opt\*")

    For Each objNode In objXMLNodeList
        Debug.Print objNode.Text

----- End of Code -----

----- XML String -----
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<p784:FVR xmlns:xsi="" xmlns:xsd="" xmlns:soapenc="" xmlns:soapenv="" xmlns:p784="">
<p537:AO xmlns:p537="">
<p537:attribute xsi:nil="true" />
<ns2:vvvvvvv xmlns:ns2="" xmlns:ns1="">
----- End of XML String -----
Question by:Clif
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Author Comment

ID: 18782635
Oh, I guess I should add the declarations for the XML objects...

    Dim cXML As New MSXML2.DOMDocument40

    Dim objXMLNodeList As MSXML2.IXMLDOMNodeList
    Dim objNode As MSXML2.IXMLDOMNode

Expert Comment

ID: 18784174
Try this:
Set objXMLNodeList = cXML.getElementsByTagName("opt")
Set objXMLNodeList = cXML.documentElement.selectNodes("//FVR/AO/opt")
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Author Comment

ID: 18808098
Sorry for taking so long to reply.

Neither of the two suggestions worked.

I must say that I have never seen tags (with colons) like this:


I'm wondering if that's part (or a source) of my problems.

Accepted Solution

owenli27 earned 500 total points
ID: 18809389
It is also my first time see this. You need  to set SelectionNamespaces Property,. It should be somethings like this:

cXML.async= false;
set ns = "xmlns:na='' xmlns:nb=''";
cXML.setProperty("SelectionNamespaces", ns);
Set objXMLNodeList = cXML.selectNodes("//FVR/AO/opt")

- To check example in detail:
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Author Comment

ID: 18810598
That was perfect!


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