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Yet Another XML XPATH Select Distinct Request

Steve Endow
Steve Endow asked
Last Modified: 2013-11-11
I'm trying to select all of the distinct values for a single node in a large XML file (1MB - 10MB).

I've seen a few examples, but when I try them, they either return a list of all of the nodes (including dups), or I get an error.

I believe this one is close to what I want, but I am getting an error that the XPath "has an invalid token".


I need to select all distinct values for the following node:


Or just:


Here is the XPath that I think is close, but gives me the invalid token error:


In case it matters, I'm using VS 2005 and VB with .NET 2.0.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<eConnect xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">

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