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adding color format into FOR XML PATH query

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how can you insert colors into the XML path query where HTML may have the format like

<table border="1">
  <tr style="color:green;background-color:purple;">
    <th>Column1</th>
    <th>Column2</th>
    <th>Column3</th>
    <th>Column4</th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td style="color:white;background-color:black;">1</td>    
    <td style="color:white;background-color:black;">text2</td>
    <td style="color:white;background-color:black;">text3</td>    
    <td style="color:white;background-color:black;">text4</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td><span style="color:red;background-color:yellow;">2</span></td>
    <td><span style="color:red;background-color:yellow;">code2</span></td>
    <td><span style="color:red;background-color:yellow;">code3</span></td>
    <td><span style="color:red;background-color:yellow;">code4</span></td>
  </tr>
</table>'
create table #test (column1 int, column2 text, column3 text, column4 text)
insert into #test SELECT 1 ,'text2','text3','text4'
insert into #test SELECT 2 ,'code2','code3','code4'


DECLARE @title nvarchar(200)
DECLARE @tableHTML nvarchar(MAX)

SET @title = 'Summary Report - FunctionCode'
SET @tableHTML =
    N'<H1>' + @title + '</H1>' +
    N'<table border="1">' +
    N'<tr style="color:green;background-color:purple;">' +
      N'<th>Column1</th>' +
      N'<th>Column2</th>' +
      N'<th>Column3</th>' +
      N'<th>Column4</th>' + 
     CAST(
            (SELECT
                  td = Column1 ,'',
                  td = Column2,'',
                  td = Column3,'',
                  td = Column4,''
            FROM  #test WHERE column1 in (1,2)
            FOR XML PATH('tr'), TYPE) 
	 AS NVARCHAR(MAX) ) 
	 + N'</table>' ;

IF @tableHTML is not null
BEGIN
    EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_send_dbmail
            @profile_name = 'mail_profile',
            @recipients='user@mail.com',
            @subject = @title,
            @body = @tableHTML ,
            @body_format = 'HTML' ;
END

drop table #test
--(Code courtesy: lcohan)

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lcohan earned 2000 total points
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Sorry took me a while to get you that.. here is a sample script to include font/color:

create table #test (column1 int, column2 text, column3 text, column4 text)
insert into #test SELECT 1 ,'text2','text3','text4'
insert into #test SELECT 2 ,'code2','code3','code4'


DECLARE @title nvarchar(200)
DECLARE @tableHTML nvarchar(MAX)
SET @tableHTML =
N'<style type="text/css">h2, body {font-family: Arial, verdana;} table{font-size:12px; border-collapse:collapse;}
td{background-color:#F1F1F1; border:1px solid black; padding:4px;} th{background-color:#99CCFF; padding:4px;}
h4{font-family: "Courier New", Courier, monospace; font-size: 11px;} </style>'


SET @title = 'Summary Report - FunctionCode'
SET @tableHTML = @tableHTML +
    N'<H1>' + @title + '</H1>' +
    N'<table border="1">' +
    N'<tr style="color:green;background-color:purple;">' +
      N'<th>Column1</th>' +
      N'<th>Column2</th>' +
      N'<th>Column3</th>' +
      N'<th>Column4</th>' +
     CAST(
            (SELECT
                  td = Column1 ,'',
                  td = Column2,'',
                  td = Column3,'',
                  td = Column4,''
            FROM  #test WHERE column1 in (1,2)
            FOR XML PATH('tr'), TYPE)
       AS NVARCHAR(MAX) )
       + N'</table>' ;

IF @tableHTML is not null
BEGIN
    EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_send_dbmail
            @profile_name = 'mail profile',
            @recipients='user@mail.com',
            @subject = @title,
            @body = @tableHTML ,
            @body_format = 'HTML' ;
END

drop table #test
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by:anushahanna
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thanks very much, lcohan.
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