VB.Net XML document retrieve string function ?

Posted on 2007-08-06
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Last Modified: 2010-04-23

I'm using VB.Net to create an XML document that get's sent to an import program.

The import program will send me a ressponse back in this format:

'liine of code to generate response doc
strResponseDoc = xmlResponseDoc.OuterXml

'contents of strResponseDoc:

<JBXML xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<JobAddRs ErrorCode="0" Message="">

What I'm looking do to with VB is retrieve the message returned in double quotes on the third line of this sample response document, it there is an ErrorCode <> 0 there will be an error in this string that I need to retrieve.

Here's more of my code if needed.

strXmlRequestDoc = xmlRequestDoc.OuterXml

                'Send XML to Import
                response = jb.ProcessRequest(strXmlRequestDoc)
                xmlResponseDoc = New XmlDocument
                xmlRequestDoc = Nothing

                'Set ID to the new job's ID.
                strResponseDoc = xmlResponseDoc.OuterXml

As you can see strResponseDoc is where I need to retrieve this error messagef from.

Does VB have a way of doing so or will I need to create a function?

Question by:JMO9966
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Expert Comment

ID: 19641046
Will that document have more than one JobAddRs node that you have to parse?
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Expert Comment

ID: 19641119
I'm going to assume yes, because it doesn't make much difference to the code...

For Each xmlNode As XmlNode In xmlResponseDoc.SelectNodes("//JobAddRs")
    If CInt(xmlNode.Attributes("ErrorCode").Value) <> 0 Then
    End If

Author Comment

ID: 19641174
Thanks Paul, the document will always contain one JobAddRs node.

I will try that code right now.

Thanks again,
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Accepted Solution

PaulHews earned 1000 total points
ID: 19641457
>Thanks Paul, the document will always contain one JobAddRs node.

If it's one and only one, instead of at least one, then you can SelectSingleNode instead:

Dim xmlNoded As XmlNode = xmlResponseDoc.SelectSingleNode("//JobAddRs")
If CInt(xmlNoded.Attributes("ErrorCode").Value) <> 0 Then
End If

But either should get the job done.

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