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How to bind a nested xml file to repeater control?

Posted on 2011-03-19
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Hello experts,

I have had some expert help with binding a flat xml file.  Now I need to bind a nested xml file to a repeater (in my case two repeaters, one indide the other).  I have attached the file and my current code which works in that it displays the teams, the team id (ident) and team homes but does not display the members.

My display looks like:

QU
3
QATAR

VCU
1
Vancouver

MUN
2
Memorial

CNAQ
0
Newfoundland

I need the team members to display.  I have read a lot on the net about this but I cannot, no matter what I try, get this to work.

Please save me.

Interestingly, if I delete the home and positions nnodes, I can display the team members.  I don't, however, have any control over the structure of the xml file.

Thanks

Vince
<asp:Repeater ID="Repeater" runat="server" DataSourceID="XmlDataSource">
         <ItemTemplate>
              <strong><%# XPath("@name") %><br /></strong>
              
              <%#XPath("@ident")%><br />
              <%#XPath("home")%><br /><br />
              <asp:Repeater ID="Repeater2" runat="server" DataSource='<%# XPathSelect("round/team/home/positions/member") %>'>                   
              <ItemTemplate>
              Speaker: <asp:Label ID="LabelSpeaker" runat="server" Text='<%# XPath("@name") %>' />
                             
              </ItemTemplate>                    
              <SeparatorTemplate><br /></SeparatorTemplate>                
              </asp:Repeater>
            </ItemTemplate>
        </asp:Repeater>
        <asp:XmlDataSource ID="XmlDataSource" runat="server" DataFile="~/Data/teams1-main.xml" >
        </asp:XmlDataSource>

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<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
<round name="main" parent="main" knockout="no">
  <team name="QU" ident="3" pullups="0">
    <home>QATAR</home>
    <positions></positions>
    <member name="Queenie">
      <points>0</points>
      <rounds>0</rounds>
    </member>
    <member name="Queller">
      <points>0</points>
      <rounds>0</rounds>
    </member>
  </team>
  <team name="VCU" ident="1" pullups="0">
    <home>Vancouver</home>
    <positions></positions>
    <member name="Victor">
      <points>0</points>
      <rounds>0</rounds>
    </member>
    <member name="Victoria">
      <points>0</points>
      <rounds>0</rounds>
    </member>
  </team>
  <team name="MUN" ident="2" pullups="0">
    <home>Memorial</home>
    <positions></positions>
    <member name="Mandy">
      <points>0</points>
      <rounds>0</rounds>
    </member>
    <member name="Mary">
      <points>0</points>
      <rounds>0</rounds>
    </member>
  </team>
  <team name="CNAQ" ident="0" pullups="0">
    <home>Newfoundland</home>
    <positions></positions>
    <member name="Feras">
      <points>0</points>
      <rounds>0</rounds>
    </member>
    <member name="Mohd">
      <points>0</points>
      <rounds>0</rounds>
    </member>
  </team>
</round>

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Carl Tawn earned 500 total points
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The following:
XPathSelect("round/team/home/positions/member")

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Should say:
 XPathSelect("member")

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As you are binding the nested repeater to a child node of the "team" node, you need to specify the XPath relative to the context node.
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by:vstack
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Ok.  It's tken me some time to figure out nested xml files.  Thanks
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