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Select query with FOR XML clause

Posted on 2009-07-01
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I am trying to create an XLM file with nodes.  The data is in two tables a Header and Detail table. I have combined those to make a view that looks like.

Customer      CustomerPO OrderDate     StockCode    OrderQty
BOB              10                 01-Jul-09       112-1            5
BOB              10                 02-Jul-09       111-1            3
BOB              10                 03-Jul-09       118-1            2
BOB              10                 04-Jul-09       114-1            1
FRED             NEW           05-Jul-09       118-1            6
FRED             NEW           06-Jul-09       114-1            2
...                   ...                  ...                   ...                 ...

Is there a way to use the FOR XML in SQLServer to get the data to look like the xml below?  Or is there some other utility I could use.

<Orders>
  <OrderHeader>
    <Customer>BOB</Customer>
    <CustomerPoNumber>10</CustomerPoNumber>
    <OrderDate>2009-07-01</OrderDate>
  </OrderHeader>
  <OrderDetails>
    <StockLine>
      <StockCode>112-1</StockCode>
      <OrderQty>5.000</OrderQty>
    </StockLine>
    <StockLine>
      <StockCode>111-1</StockCode>
      <OrderQty>3.000</OrderQty>
    </StockLine>
    <StockLine>
      <StockCode>118-1</StockCode>
      <OrderQty>2.000</OrderQty>
    </StockLine>
    <StockLine>
      <StockCode>114-1</StockCode>
      <OrderQty>1.000</OrderQty>
    </StockLine>
  </OrderDetails>
  <OrderHeader>
    <Customer>FRED</Customer>
    <CustomerPoNumber>FRED</CustomerPoNumber>
    <OrderDate>2009-07-01</OrderDate>
  </OrderHeader>
  <OrderDetails>
    <StockLine>
      <StockCode>118-1</StockCode>
      <OrderQty>6.000</OrderQty>
    </StockLine>
    <StockLine>
      <StockCode>114-1</StockCode>
      <OrderQty>2.000</OrderQty>
    </StockLine>
  </OrderDetails>
</Orders>

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Something like this:
(you could try doing the conversion from original join as basically you want to get the details as a subquery for xml)
select Customer AS "OrderHeader/Customer"
, CustomerPO AS "OrderHeader/CustomerPO"
, MIN(OrderDate) AS "OrderHeader/OrderDate"
, CAST((SELECT StockCode AS "StockCode", CAST(OrderQty AS MONEY) AS "OrderQty" FROM tbl b WHERE tbl.Customer = b.Customer and tbl.CustomerPO = b.CustomerPO FOR XML PATH('StockLine'), ROOT('OrderDetails')) AS XML)
from tbl
group by Customer, CustomerPO
for xml path('Order'), root('Orders')

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Perfect! Thank you.
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