Xml To table

Posted on 2011-09-07
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi ,
I have @xml variable, I need to convert to table, I can not grab "Answer Value" from xml
( Name NVARCHAR(50), Title NVARCHAR(50), Value NVARCHAR(50) )

INSERT INTO @tempTable SELECT Tbl.Col.value('@Name', 'NVARCHAR(50)')
          , Tbl.Col.value('@Title', 'NVARCHAR(50)')
          , Tbl.Col.value('@Value', 'NVARCHAR(50)')
            FROM @xml.nodes('//Question') Tbl(Col)

And the xml is below:
    <Question Name="PleaseSpecify" add="canda">
    <Answer Value="" />
  <Question Name="aa" add="usa">
    <Answer Value="" />
Question by:samprg
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Kevin Cross earned 500 total points
ID: 36499541
You are very close. Just fix the XPath.
DECLARE @tempTable TABLE(Name NVARCHAR(50), Title NVARCHAR(50), Value NVARCHAR(50));
SET @xml = '
  <Question Name="PleaseSpecify" add="canda">
    <Answer Value="Test" />
  <Question Name="aa" add="usa">
    <Answer Value="Example" />

INSERT INTO @tempTable(Name, Title, Value)
SELECT Tbl.Col.value('@Name', 'NVARCHAR(50)')
     , Tbl.Col.value('@Title', 'NVARCHAR(50)')
     , Tbl.Col.value('Answer[1]/@Value', 'NVARCHAR(50)')
FROM @xml.nodes('//Question') Tbl(Col)

SELECT Name, Title, Value
FROM @tempTable

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