Filter xml file

Posted on 2008-06-23
Last Modified: 2013-11-11
Hi Experts,

I have a xml file that is constructed by using a view on an SQL table, the xml file is used to supply mapping co-ordinates,
unfortunately I am unable to filter this view at source. How could I Filter this xml by the Title element
and use this filter to write another xml file with the same elements.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<rss xmlns:georss="" xmlns:geo="">
      <description>&lt;img src= Images/Small.jpg&gt;&lt;br&gt United Kingdom&lt;br&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Vehicle Type</description>

Question by:JoeBo747
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Expert Comment

by:Bob Learned
ID: 21849124
I don't quite get the context for the question.   Are you saying that you have a DataSet that is constructed and filled from an XML file, and you want to create a RowFilter for a DataView?

Author Comment

ID: 21853090
Hi TheLearnedOnei,
Thanks for the reply I have an XML file that plots positions on virtual earth the XML file is created using the a dblm datasource (monitoring)  is created using a view on  sql server 2005. This view has some fixed delimiters but I also wish to further limit the data source using a variable that must be supplied at runtime. The view does not allow this to happen so I need to either find a method that will achieve this or filter the resulting XML file a rebuild an xml file with the required records. Can you suggest a fix? I have reproduced the code that plots the position.




            Dim db As New MonitoringDataContext

            Dim geoRSS = _

                 <rss xmlns:georss="">


                         <%= From Monitoring In db.MonViews _

                             Let desc = "<img src= Images/SmallGBA.jpg" _

                             & "><br>" & Monitoring.Location _

                             & "<br><strong>Vehicle Type" _

                             Select <item>

                                        <title><%= Monitoring.OrdNum %></title>

                                        <type><%= Monitoring.TripType %></type>

                                        <description><%= desc %></description>

                                        <icon><%= Monitoring.VehDescription %></icon>

                                        <ordnum><%= Monitoring.OrdNum %></ordnum>

                                        <geo:lat><%= Monitoring.Latitude %></geo:lat>

                                        <geo:long><%= Monitoring.Longitude %></geo:long>

                                    </item> %>




            'Me.TextBox1.Text = (geoRSS.ToString)


            If geoRSS...<item>.Count > 0 Then

                Session("georss") = geoRSS

                Me.body.Attributes.Add("onload", String.Format("GetMap()"))


                'Me.lblStatus.Visible = True

                Session("georss") = <rss></rss>

            End If

        Catch ex As Exception



            If Not Page.IsPostBack Then LoadTree()

        End Try

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Expert Comment

by:Bob Learned
ID: 21854094
Are you talking about version 3.5, and LINQ?
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Author Comment

ID: 21856891
Hi TheLearnedOne,

Sorry about the delay I have been out. Yes I am using version 3.5 and LINQ!

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Expert Comment

by:Bob Learned
ID: 21880022
I am sorry, but I can't help you with that, yet.

Accepted Solution

ad5qa earned 500 total points
ID: 21953852
Try this, I am a begineer at Linq and there may be a better way. With this you can add a where clause also. Add your xml description and whatever before and after and you can stream to a file. Could be your starting point.

 XDocument xmlDoc = XDocument.Load(""); //Replace with URL

        var q = from c in xmlDoc.Descendants("item")

                select "<title>" + (string)c.Element("title") + "</title>" +

                       "<type>" + (string)c.Element("type") + "</type>" +

                       "<description>" + (string)c.Element("description") + "</description>" +

                       "<icon>" + (string)c.Element("icon") + "</icon>" +

                       "<ordnum>" + (string)c.Element("ordnum") + "</ordnum>" +

                       "<geo:lat>" + (string)c.Element("geo:lat") + "</geo:lat>" +

                       "<geo:lon>" + (string)c.Element("geo:lon") + "</geo:lon>";


        foreach (string name in q)




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