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Classic ASP page to Update an XML doc

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I need to make changes to an xml via a web front end. Can someone post a simple asp page which can do this please. Ideally I'd like a drop down list which displays the XML elements to chose and then some modifiable text boxes that allow the user to update the values.
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by:Wayne Barron
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I could be wrong, but I am thinking that in order for you to achieve something like this, you will need a database of sorts.

Submit to the database, and then create the XML document from the database.
You cannot store data directly to the XML document, as it does not store dynamic data, you can only read dynamic data from it.

Carrzkiss
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by:Lico_w
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You can dynamically read an xml and you can also dynamically create one, would prefer to avoid using DB if poss.
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by:Wayne Barron
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Are you thinking of displaying the xml data straight to the person?
(or)
Are you wanting them to go to a page and then click on a link that then displays the xml data to the person?

Which one?
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by:Lico_w
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Hi sorry for delay, been on hols. I would like them to be able to select an element of the xml doc and then display the sub elements of that which would then all be modifiable.
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by:Wayne Barron
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OK, that did not really answer my question.
What I am needing to know is:

You are wanting to make changes to the XML file via a web interface.
Are these changes going to be kept?
(or)
Are these changes not going to be kept?

As in, once the changes are made, will someone else see the changes?
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by:Lico_w
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Ok yes these changes will need to be kept so that the next person who accesses the site is able to view the most recent content
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by:Wayne Barron
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Then you will need it to save to either a Database, or a txt file.
I might be able to assist in the database, but the txt file I do not know anything about, but might still be able to assist.

Unless someone else has a way to do what you are wanting, this is all I can suggest.
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by:Lico_w
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can you post a script to at least parse the XML and display it in a browser?
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by:Lico_w
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...with the root elements selectable from a drop down list. And the sub elements displayed in text fields?
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Wayne Barron earned 500 total points
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I cannot do it right now, as I am working on a Review for my companies website and it has me tied up for nearly all day.
Until then, you can have a look at the following site, where there is several code examples.
http://p2p.wrox.com/classic-asp-xml-69/
Give it a shot, and see what you can get working, and if you need assistance, post the code here that you have tried, and let me know what the issue is that you are having, and I will try to give you a hand when I get the chance.

Good Luck
Carrzkiss
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