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How to read XML into a dataset?

chuang4630 asked
Last Modified: 2013-11-26
I have a XML xsd defined. There are header, details, and EXTRINSIC  data element in the schema How do I read the XML data into a dataset? I can, of course, define different tables in the dataset to model the header and details.

Platform and Env: ASP.NET 2.0, C# and SQL 2005. VS.NET 2005
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Dmitry GSenior Developer



Thanks for the example. However, the sample file only shows how to load the data into a untyped dataset (based upon the schema). How to load the XML into a typed dataset?
Dmitry GSenior Developer

May be I'm missing something.. What do you call typed dataset? For me if schema is loaded it provides the dataset with types stored.
Well it would help if we know what you are trying to implement.


Here are what I have and what I need to achieve:
(1) I have a XML data string. It consists three parts: LOGIN, ASSETHEADER and ASSETSITEMS.
(2) The XML schema is predefined (MySchema.xsd) in MyProjectCommon
(3) I need to populate part of the XML data into the database table TempAssets.

I can ReadXML to the generic DataSet and process the data from there. However, due to the nature of the generic dataset, I have to reference the data column through row["PONUMBER"]. And there is no relationship between the tables in the dataset.

What I am thinking about is to predefine a dataset that models after the schema. Load the XML data string to this dataset. So I can utilize typed dataset feature to manipulate data.
Also, I try to avoid to read the schema fom file system (I/O) and prefer the reference. Otherwise I have provide the filepath and heavily access the disk I/O.

How do I achieve that?

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