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Using for xml to structre table data as xml

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Assume I have the following table in SQL.

module      table_name      column_display
clients      Client Info         ID number
clients      Client Info       First name
clients      Client Info       Last name
clients      Client Info       Mid init
clients      Client Info       SSN
clients      Client Info       Birthdate
clients      Client Info       Sex
clients      Client Info       Race
clients      Client Info        State ID / DL Number
clients      Client Info       ID / DL State
clients      Client Info        Marital Status
clients      Client Info       Follow Up

How can I construct a for xml query that will return the data as xml in the following format:

<clients>
 <table="client info">
      <field name="ID number" />
      <field name="First name" />
      <field name="Last name" />
      <field name="Mid init" />
      <field name="SSN" />
      <field name="Birthdate" />
      <field name="Sex" />
      <field name="Race" />
      <field name="State ID / DL Number" />
      <field name="ID / DL State" />
      <field name="Marital Status" />
      <field name="Follow Up" />
 </table>
</clients>
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by:Neil Russell
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IF you know .NET then you could use the SqlXmlCommand Object


See --> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa257414(v=sql.80).aspx
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by:hyphenpipe
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I am looking for a way to do this from a SQL query such as select....for xml path('')

Thanks.
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pivar earned 500 total points
ID: 34921417
Hi,

Try this

/peter
select 1 as tag,
		null as parent,
		null [clients!1],
		null [table!2!name],
		null [field!3!name]
from atable 
union 
select 2 as tag,
	   1 as parent,
	   null,
	   table_name,
	   null
from atable 
union 
select 3 as tag,
	   2 as parent,
	   null,
	   null,
	   column_display
from atable 
for xml explicit

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by:hyphenpipe
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Perfect solution.

Thanks!
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