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Parse XML Response Data with VBA????

Posted on 2008-06-18
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I have the following XML response after making a post to a URL.  I am trying to write a VBA function that will get the NodeValue of the <soap:Text ...>  node which is basically the error message to display in a message box.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><soap:Envelope xmlns:soap="http://www.w3.org/2003/05/soap-envelope" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"><soap:Body><soap:Fault><soap:Code><soap:Value>soap:Receiver</soap:Value></soap:Code><soap:Reason><soap:Text xml:lang="en">Server was unable to process request. ---&gt; Data at the root level is invalid. Line 1, position 1.</soap:Text></soap:Reason><soap:Detail /></soap:Fault></soap:Body></soap:Envelope>


The function I have so far is ...

Function XMLParser(strXML)
Dim xmlDoc As New DOMDocument
Dim currNode As IXMLDOMNode
Dim rootNode As IXMLDOMNode
Dim oNodeList As IXMLDOMNodeList
Dim strResponseTxt As String
Dim x As Variant

xmlDoc.loadXML (strXML)
Set rootNode = xmlDoc.documentElement
strResponseTxt = xmlDoc.documentElement.selectSingleNode(rootNode.nodeName & "/soap:Text").NodeValue

End Function

I get an error on the strResponseTxt  = ........  line that says "Object variable or with block variable not set"

Any help will be appreciated.

ET


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by:puppydogbuddy
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Hi ET,
Just a guess based on similar experiences with other objexts in Access.  You are assigning an object related expression to a string.  Try the CStr function to convert the expression to a string before the assignment..  

strResponseTxt = CStr(xmlDoc.documentElement.selectSingleNode(rootNode.nodeName & "/soap:Text").NodeValue)
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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etsherman,

  This is not a direct response to your question, but I believe it will be helpful.  Take a lookat the following:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/MS_Access/Access_Coding-Macros/Q_23352134.html

  Towards the bottom of that thread is a comment I made with a link to an easy 123 understanding XML and some sample code.  Harfang also posted some code in that thread and I gave a sample in the last comment or so.

  In additional, when trying to understand how to load XML, the bext technique I found was to put a break in the code after it was loaded, then call up the immeadiate window.  From there, I explored the XML structure by using debug.Print <statement>  and was able to figure out what was valid when and how.

  The other thing you can do when execution is stopped is hover over a reference (before the line executes) and tell what portion of your statement the error is refering to.  My guess it is the .SelectSingleNode that is causing the problem.

HTH,
JimD
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by:Eric Sherman
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Thanks all for the replies.  JDettman, much appreciated.  This points me in the right direction.

ET
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  I know you've already accepted my comment as answer, but if you do get stuck on something please be sure to bounce back here with anything and I'll do my best to answer your questions directly.

JimD.
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by:Eric Sherman
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Ok, will do.


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