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Read XML Document using TSQL in Query Analyzer

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Hi,

I have a table (Logs) with a column called Message of type XML.
Data is getting stored in this table using a web service (.Net) and they said, it is of type XML document (System.Xml.XmlDocument)

Is there any way to read the value (may be as a string)  through Query Analyzer?
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If the xml document is stored as a string you can read it from the table with a simple select. Then you can load it to a xml editor and see it in a normalized way.

If System.Xml.XmlDocument is some type of byte-coded information wich encloses in one of their fields the xml itself, probably you'll only obtain a strange stream of byte data that you won't be able to understand from Query Analyzer.

However you could try to import that data into a project that's able to understood that data type and read it's xml through code.
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subhashpunia earned 500 total points
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You can see the textual data stored in xml datatype column in query analyzer by quering the table using SELECT statement.
IN SQL Server 2005, if you want to see some specific values from then you can xml methods like query(), value(), exist() and nodes().
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