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using xQuery with XML object in SQL 2005

Posted on 2009-02-23
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Last Modified: 2013-11-11
I am trying to use xQuery in SQL 2005 to return the value of the InvoiceFlag field but I get a blank resultset instead of 1231.
can you tell me where the error is?


declare @xmlInputFields xml
set @xmlInputFields = '<Fields count="6">
  <Field name="ApllicationId" /> 
<!--  TemplateType is the prefix of the csv data file 
  <Field name="TemplateType" /> 
  <Field name="LetterId" /> 
  <Field name="UserID" /> 
  <Field name="SystemDate" /> 
  <Field name="InvoiceFlag">1231</Field> 
select  @xmlInputFields.query('
			for $i in /fields/field
			where $i/@name = "InvoiceFlag"
			return ($i/Field)') AS result

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Question by:frankytee
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Raja Jegan R earned 1996 total points
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I believe it is expecting XML in another format. Check out the format in the links below:

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sorry for the delay. we had to use openxml method as suggested in your links due to problems with xQuery with SQL.

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