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Posted on 2014-03-22
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I need my exports to look like this;
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<Items>
    <Item Name="Afghanistan" ID="296" />
<Items>

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and NOT this (as they are now)
<?xml version="1.0" standalone="yes"?>
<Items>
  <Item>
    <ID>296</ID>
    <Name>Afghanistan</Name>
  </Item>

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My export Code is this;
            
var adapter4 =
new SqlDataAdapter("SELECT [Name],[ID],[PID1] FROM dbo.Countries where PID1 = 14  ORDER BY Name ASC", connection);
var dt4 = new DataTable("Item");
adapter4.Fill(dt4);
DataSet ds4 = new DataSet("Items");
ds4.Tables.Add(dt4);
ds4.WriteXml("C:\\inetpub\\wwwroot\\XR8\\App_Data\\XML\\Countries.xml", System.Data.XmlWriteMode.IgnoreSchema);

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What am I missing? Please advise?
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Question by:XGIS
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var adapter4 =
new SqlDataAdapter("SELECT [Name],[ID],[PID1] FROM dbo.Countries where PID1 = 14  ORDER BY Name ASC", connection);
var dt4 = new DataTable("Item");
adapter4.Fill(dt4);
DataSet ds4 = new DataSet("Items");
foreach (DataColumn col in dt4 .Columns)
            {
                if (col.ColumnName == "ID" || col.ColumnName == "Name")
                {
                    col.ColumnMapping = MappingType.Attribute;
                }
                else
                {            
                    col.ColumnMapping = MappingType.Hidden; //Ignoring PID1
                }
            }

ds4.Tables.Add(dt4);
ds4.WriteXml("C:\\inetpub\\wwwroot\\XR8\\App_Data\\XML\\Countries.xml", System.Data.XmlWriteMode.IgnoreSchema);
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by:XGIS
ID: 39947381
Hello jayakrishnabh...
I did try a for each but obviously not the right way. Excellent Job.. it data-binded immediately.
Thankyou
Aaron
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