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XML Nodes and value

Posted on 2013-06-14
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Is there anway of getting the value if it exists on my XML Nodes output below?

SELECT x.n.value('fn:local-name(.)', 'varchar(255)') AS [Node]
     , x.n.value('fn:local-name(..)', 'varchar(255)') AS [ParentNode]
FROM @XmlDoc.nodes('//*') x(n)

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So that if I have a node
<id>12345</id>

I could add a column for that in my output below
xx
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Kevin Cross earned 500 total points
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Yes, you would just do something like:
SELECT x.n.value('fn:local-name(.)', 'varchar(255)') AS [Node]
     , x.n.value('fn:local-name(..)', 'varchar(255)') AS [ParentNode]
    , x.n.value('./text()[1]', 'varchar(max)') AS [NodeText]
FROM @XmlDoc.nodes('//*') x(n)
;

You can adjust data type as necessary with other XML documents, and scenarios. Another way to do this is with query() where you do not have to specify the type. It returns the node/element as XML.

SELECT x.n.query('fn:local-name(.)') AS [Node]
     , x.n.query('fn:local-name(..)') AS [ParentNode]
     , x.n.query('./text()[1]') AS [NodeText]
FROM @XmlDoc.nodes('//*') x(n)
;

I hope that helps!

P.S. The /text()[1] limits the result to the text part of the node, which alleviates your getting text for the node's children as well. For example, with just '.', the org.m5.api.v1.Response node would show text '07726' versus NULL.
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by:lrbrister
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I will test in the mirning
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by:lrbrister
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Perfect
Thanks
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