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I have an xml file on a share drive.  I would like to get the contents of the xml file and dump it into sql server 2005 database.  I do not want to use SSIS.  Can I use a store procedure to call the xml based on the location of the file, open the file, and drop contents into the table?
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try this to load it into a variable

DECLARE @xml XML
SELECT @xml =CONVERT(XML, bulkcolumn, 2)
FROM OPENROWSET(BULK '\\SERVERC\SHARE\PATH\DATAFILE.XML', SINGLE_BLOB)
AS x
SELECT @xml
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