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Add XML Nodes to an existing Doc.

I have a base XML document with multiple nodes.  I need to clone the layout for an existing node and multiple it in a foreach loop.  


How do I add in multiple nodes for each arrest?  










For some customers I have a number around 40, for others only 1-2-3  :)

I am trying this but I am missing the basic point.

XmlNodeList aIns = Node.SelectNodes("/Person/Arrests");

 XmlNode NewNode = aIns[0].Clone();          

what am I doing wrong?


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Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
What version of the .Net Framework are you using
Visual Studio 2003 = .Net 1.1
Visual Studio 2005 = .Net 2.0
Visual Studio 2008 = .Net 3.5
Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
Hi srussell705;

The following code snippet will work in the .Net 2.0 and above, VS 2005 and VS 2008.

XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();

// Setup the inner text for each node to update the data
List<string> fieldsValues = new List<string>() {"2", DateTime.Now.AddDays(-10).ToShortDateString(), "1",
    "B&E","1 year", "1 year", DateTime.Now.ToShortDateString(), "0", "Complete"};
// Reference to the root node
XmlNode root = doc.SelectSingleNode("//Arrests");
// Clone first arrest to create the arrest node and all its children
XmlNode arrest = doc.SelectSingleNode("//Arrests/Arrest").Clone();
// Update the cloned nodes
int idx = 0;
foreach (XmlNode n in arrest.ChildNodes)
    n.InnerText = fieldsValues[idx];
// Attach the new Arrest node to the end of all its children
// Save the new document

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srussell705Author Commented:
Thanks.  Worked like a charm.  

I missed the whole List idea for the stuffing.  

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