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Convert MSSQL_query result to xml

Posted on 2009-05-20
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Hi all

I'm looking for a function that will convert a MSSQL_query to XML. So far with no luck.

Either I could make an associative array and convert to xml - but so far also that fails - OR find a function that would convert a native MSSQL object to XML.

$res = mssql_query( $sql );
            while($r = mssql_fetch_assoc( $res ) )
            {
                  $t[] = $r;
            }
            header ("content-type: text/xml");
            echo toXml( $t );

Any ideas or code ??
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by:BrianMM
ID: 24431451
Here is a rough guide, obviously add whatya need in the loop :)
    <?php
 
    // get query from URL
    $query    = urldecode($_GET['q']);
    if(empty($_GET['q'])) exit();
    echo <?xml version=\1.0\ encoding=\UTF-8\?>;
        /*
        sample query:
        $query = SELECT * FROM table_name;
        */
 
        // connection open to MSSQL
        $link = mssql_connect(hostname, username, password);
        mssql_select_db(dbname, $link);
 
        // get the query result
        $result = mssql_query($query, $link);
        $i = 0;
 
        // get all columns readed from query
        while ($column = mssql_fetch_field ($result)){
            $columnx[$i] = $column->name;
            $i++;
        }
        $column = null;
 
        // read all rows with its column name
        while (($row = mssql_fetch_array($result, MSSQL_BOTH)))
        {
            echo \n <new_row>;
            foreach($columnx as $C){
                // $C                : column name
                // $row[$C]            : it give the current rows column variable
                // sample output    : <column_name>column_content</column_name>
                echo \n  < . $C . > . $row[$C] . </ . $C . >;
            }
            echo \n </new_row>;
        }
 
        // close the current connection
        mssql_free_result($result);
        mssql_close($link);
    echo \n</xml>;
    ?>

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by:BrianMM
ID: 24431457
Damn pasting stripped out some "'s and things!
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BrianMM earned 500 total points
ID: 24431473
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    <?php
 
    // get query from URL
    $query    = urldecode($_GET['q']);
    if(empty($_GET['q'])) exit();
    echo "<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"UTF-8\"?>";
        /*
        sample query:
        $query = "SELECT * FROM table_name";
        */
 
        // connection open to MSSQL
        $link = mssql_connect('hostname', 'username', 'password');
        mssql_select_db('dbname', $link);
 
        // get the query result
        $result = mssql_query($query, $link);
        $i = 0;
 
        // get all columns readed from query
        while ($column = mssql_fetch_field ($result)){
            $columnx[$i] = $column->name;
            $i++;
        }
        $column = null;
 
        // read all rows with its column name
        while (($row = mssql_fetch_array($result, MSSQL_BOTH)))
        {
            echo \n <new_row>;
            foreach($columnx as $C){
                // $C                : column name
                // $row[$C]            : it give the current rows column variable
                // sample output    : <column_name>column_content</column_name>
                echo "\n  <" . $C . ">" . $row[$C] . "</" . $C . ">";
            }
            echo \n </new_row>;
        }
 
        // close the current connection
        mssql_free_result($result);
        mssql_close($link);
    echo "\n</xml>";
    ?>

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by:trg_dk
ID: 24431476
hmmmm - I'd be very much PRO a function that I could use, as I would be using this for several functions
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by:BrianMM
ID: 24431486
ach... still missed some on line 37 and 27... I'm sure you can work it out :)
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by:trg_dk
ID: 24431522
I found this function which works perfectly for me.

http://www.sean-barton.co.uk/2009/03/turning-an-array-or-object-into-xml-using-php/

Points given for the effort :-)
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by:BrianMM
ID: 24431545
should't be too hard to shove it into a function and use them in the select & loop... if you can't give me a shout and will do it tonight for ya.

make a function with a param say $data

a loop like this should build the select with the required cols... and then use a loop similarly within the recordset for loop to read the wanted columns...

      foreach($data as $key=>$val) {
            if(strtolower($val)=='null') $q.= "`$key` = NULL, ";
            elseif(strtolower($val)=='now()') $q.= "`$key` = NOW(), ";
            else $q.= "`$key`='".$val."', ";
      }
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