DataSet Read XML Select Where Statement?

I'm very used to interacting with SQL databases and C# DataSets. Now I'm seeing how effectively I can use Datasets and XML files.

Problem: Need to Load only part of an XML file into a Dataset/DataTable

Query: Select * From XML Where PcName = 'work'

I've seen some queries using LINQ, but I'm still too new to it......
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
>Problem: Need to Load only part of an XML file into a Dataset/DataTable
you cannot.

however, once the datatable is loaded, you can get a dataview from the datatable, and use the rowfilter property, aka set it to:

DataView dv = YourDataset.DataTables[0].DefaultView;
dv.RowFilter = "PcName = 'work'";

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pointemanAuthor Commented:
I may have another problem saving changes back to the XML file...
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
that should go do a dedicated question, I think...
pointemanAuthor Commented:
It worked without any problems, thanks...
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