Getting XML Parse error when run below query in SQL 2005

Getting XML Parse error when run below query:

DECLARE @XMLString XML,@newname varchar(5000)
SET @newname ='
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?>
<CustomFields xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
  <IDValue>
    <ID>22</ID>
    <VALUE>Staging</VALUE>
  </IDValue>
</CustomFields>'


SELECT CAST(CAST ((@newname) AS VARBINARY (MAX)) AS XML)
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RiteshShahCommented:
try this one:




DECLARE @XMLString XML,@newname varchar(5000)
SET @newname ='
<CustomFields xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
  <IDValue>
    <ID>22</ID>
    <VALUE>Staging</VALUE>
  </IDValue>
</CustomFields>'
 
SELECT CAST(CAST ((@newname) AS VARBINARY (MAX)) AS XML)

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ravinder_maskAuthor Commented:
yes, it works but '<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?>' this is generated by code at run time, I cannot remove it, so please suggest solution with this line. thanks is advance
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
I got this working:
§ utf-8 instead of utf-16
§ no spaces before the <?xml ... > stuff


DECLARE @XMLString XML,@newname varchar(5000)
SET @newname ='<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<CustomFields xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
  <IDValue>
    <ID>22</ID>
    <VALUE>Staging</VALUE>
  </IDValue>
</CustomFields>'
 
set  @XMLString = @newname
 
SELECT CAST(@newname  AS XML)

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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
aka:
DECLARE @XMLString XML,@newname varchar(5000)
SET @newname ='
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?>
<CustomFields xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
  <IDValue>
    <ID>22</ID>
    <VALUE>Staging</VALUE>
  </IDValue>
</CustomFields>'
 
set  @XMLString = replace(ltrim(replace(replace(@newname, char(10), ''), char(13), '')), 'encoding="utf-16"' , 'encoding="utf-8"' )
select @xmlstring
-- SELECT CAST(@newname  AS XML)

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