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Help with changing table name in xml file

Posted on 2013-10-25
Last Modified: 2013-10-26

I have an xml file with <Row> as the table name, How do I change it to <Country> using VB.NET?


Question by:vcharles
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by:Fernando Soto
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Hi Victor;

A little bit more information is needed to answer this question.

Can you post the structure of the XML document?
Is the XML document in a String variable in your code or in a file on your system?

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ID: 39600453

Thye xml file is in the following format:

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Fernando Soto earned 500 total points
ID: 39600678
Hi vcharles;

Here is a way to do what you want.

Imports System.Xml.Linq 

' XML as a string in code
Dim xmlStr = "<Root><Row><Table_ID>1</Table_ID><Item1></Item1><Item2></Item2></Row><Row><Table_ID>2</Table_ID><Item1></Item1><Item2></Item2></Row><Row><Table_ID>3</Table_ID><Item1></Item1><Item2></Item2></Row></Root>"
' Convert string to XML document
Dim xdoc = XElement.Parse(xmlStr)
' Get list of nodes to be replaced 
Dim rows = xdoc.Descendants("Row").ToList()
' Create the new Country node with the children of the old Row node
' and replace in original XML document
For i As Integer = 0 To rows.Count() - 1
    Dim newElement = New XElement("Country", rows(i).Elements())

' Convert the modified XML back to a string
Dim newXMLStr = xdoc.ToString()

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Author Comment

ID: 39600684
Thank You, will try it and get back to you.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39602824
Thank You.
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Expert Comment

by:Fernando Soto
ID: 39602959
Not a problem Victor, glad to help.

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