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HI All,

Following is my code for generating an xml with employee details. I am using PHP 5.2.1

      $result = mysql_query ("select * from tblemployee" ) ;
      if (mysql_num_rows($result) != 0)
      {            
            $doc = new DOMDocument('1.0');
            $doc = new DOMDocument;
            $doc->formatOutput = true;
            
            $videolibrary = $doc->createElement("EmpGroup");
            $videolibrary = $doc->appendChild($videolibrary);
            while ($row = mysql_fetch_array($result))
            {
                  $video = $doc->createElement("Group");
                  $video->setAttribute("grp_name" , $row['Emp_Grp']);
                  $video = $videolibrary->appendChild($video);                  
                  
            }
            $xml_string = htmlentities($doc->saveXML());
            echo ("&status=success&output=$xml_string&");
      }

But the script is giving following error.

domdocument - start tag expected <

Please help me.

Thanks in Advance
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Question by:sreejith_y
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by:imitchie
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is there a reason for creating this twice?
            $doc = new DOMDocument('1.0');
            $doc = new DOMDocument;
try dropping the first one
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by:sreejith_y
ID: 20304081

I have tried both seperately.. But same error is coming..
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pmctrek earned 300 total points
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You are forgetting that XML is a tree type structure you need to start the XML tree with

$doc->appendChild($doc->createElement('root'));

But do remove the second assignment
$doc = new DOMDocument;
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