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sql server 2008 - SP to import any XML file into a new table

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Hi..
I'm looking for code or SP that will take any XML file and import into a new table.
Simple XML file ..   So I can just pass in the name and path of the XML file

Like Customers.XML and create and insert into a new CUSTOMERS table

any ideas?   thx in advance
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Question by:JElster
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try somthing like this


declare @table table
(
	Lastname varchar(20),
	FirstName varchar(20),
	MI char(2),
	Addr varchar(20),
	City varchar(20),
	State varchar(20),
	Zip int	 
)

declare @x xml
set @x='<Products>
 <Sales> 
 <LastName>Dummy</LastName> 
 <FirstName>Test</FirstName> 
 <MI>C</MI> 
 <Addr>1234 wonder city</Addr> 
 <City>wonder</City> 
 <State>FG</State> 
 <Zip>11111</Zip> 
 </Sales> 
<Sales> 
 <LastName>Tester</LastName> 
 <FirstName>Developer</FirstName> 
 <Addr>1234 wonder city</Addr> 
 <City>wonder</City> 
 <State>FG</State> 
 <Zip>11111</Zip>  
 </Sales>
 </Products>' 

insert @table(LastName,FirstName,MI,Addr,City,State,Zip)
select 
	x.value('LastName[1]','varchar(20)') as LastName,
	x.value('FirstName[1]','varchar(20)') as FirstName,
	x.value('MI[1]','char(2)') as M1,
	x.value('Addr[1]','varchar(20)') as Addr,
	x.value('City[1]','varchar(20)') as City,
	x.value('State[1]','varchar(20)') as State,
	x.value('Zip[1]','int') as ZIp
	from @x.nodes('/Products/Sales') e(x)


select * from @table

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by:aswathi
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Try this..

DECLARE @XmlCustomer XML      
SET @XmlCustomer =       '<ArrayOfCustomerDetailsXML>
                                          <CustomerXML>
                                                      <FirstName>  Cust1  </FirstName>                                                      
                                                      <Addr> Addr1 </Addr>                  
                                                      <Age>25 </Age>                                                                  
                                          </CustomerXML>
                                          <CustomerXML>
                                                      <FirstName>  Cust2  </FirstName>                                                      
                                                      <Addr> Addr2 </Addr>                  
                                                      <Age>30 </Age>                                                                  
                                          </CustomerXML>
                              </ArrayOfCustomerDetailsXML>'      
DECLARE @IDoc INT
DECLARE @CustDetails TABLE
                        (
                              ID INT NOT NULL IDENTITY(1, 1),
                              FirstName VARCHAR(20),                              
                              Addr VARCHAR(50),
                              Age INT
                        )
            EXEC sp_xml_preparedocument @IDoc OUTPUT, @XmlCustomer
                        INSERT INTO @CustDetails
                        (
                              FirstName, Addr, Age
                        )
                        SELECT
                              FirstName, Addr, Age
                        FROM OPENXML(@IDoc, '/ArrayOfCustomerDetailsXML/CustomerXML', 2)
                        WITH
                        (
                              FirstName VARCHAR(20),                              
                              Addr VARCHAR(50),
                              Age INT      
                        )      
                        
            EXEC sp_xml_removedocument @IDoc
                        
      SELECT * FROM @CustDetails
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by:JElster
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What if i don't know the structure of the table and just want to import into a new table?
thanks
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by:QuinnDex
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you can create a table to match the xml from the xml file like this


declare @XML xml = 
'<root>
  <item id="1">
    <item_number>IT23</item_number>
    <title>Item number twenty-three</title>
    <setting>5 to 20</setting>
    <parameter>10 to 16</parameter>
    <new_node>data</new_node>
  </item>
  <item id="2">
    <item_number>RJ12</item_number>
    <title>Another item with a 12</title>
    <setting>7 to 35</setting>
    <parameter>1 to 34</parameter>
    <new_node>goes</new_node>
  </item>
  <item id="3">
    <item_number>LN90</item_number>
    <title>LN with 90</title>
    <setting>3 to 35</setting>
    <parameter>9 to 50</parameter>
    <new_node>here</new_node>
  </item>
</root>'

declare @SQL nvarchar(max) = ''
declare @Col nvarchar(max) = ', T.N.value(''[COLNAME][1]'', ''varchar(100)'') as [COLNAME]' 

select @SQL = @SQL + replace(@Col, '[COLNAME]', T.N.value('local-name(.)', 'sysname'))
from @XML.nodes('/root/item[1]/*') as T(N)

set @SQL = 'select '+stuff(@SQL, 1, 2, '')+' from @XML.nodes(''/root/item'') as T(N)' 

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