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Hi,

How do you check if a table exist in an xml file using VB.NET?

Thanks,

Victor
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by:Fernando Soto
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Hi Victor;

Can you be a little bit more specific. What do you mean by a table in an XML file?
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by:vcharles
ID: 40032011
Hi,

I mean if in my xml files I have the following"
<Root>
<Table1>
Data Elements
</Table1>
Data Elements
<Table2>
Data Elements
</Table2>
<Table3>
Data Elements
</Table3>
<Table4>
Data Elements
</Table4>
</Root>

I would like to check to see if the tables exist in the xml file.

Thanks,

Victor
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by:Fernando Soto
ID: 40032142
Hi Victor;

To validate a XML document in the manner you are looking for would be to use a XSD file. Below is sample code of how that can be done.

Imports System.Xml.Schema

'' A class level variable
Dim errors As Boolean = False 

'' Load the XSD document into memory
Dim xsdMarkup As XDocument = XDocument.Load("C:\Working Directory\linkfile1.xsd")
'' Create an XmlSchemaSet to help in validating the XML document 
Dim schemas As XmlSchemaSet = New XmlSchemaSet()
schemas.Add("", xsdMarkup.CreateReader)
'' Load the Document to be validated
Dim xdoc As XDocument = XDocument.Load("C:\Working Directory\linkfile1.xml")
Console.WriteLine("Validating doc1")
errors = False
'' Validate the XML document to the XSD file
xdoc.Validate(schemas, AddressOf XSDErrors, True)
Console.WriteLine("xdoc {0}", If(errors, "did not validate", "validated"))

Private Sub XSDErrors(ByVal o As Object, ByVal e As ValidationEventArgs)
    Console.WriteLine("{0}", e.Message)                                 
    errors = True                                                       
End Sub

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The XSD document that was used to validate the XML document
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<xs:schema id="Root" xmlns="" xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:msdata="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xml-msdata">
  <xs:element name="Root" msdata:IsDataSet="true" msdata:UseCurrentLocale="true">
    <xs:complexType>
      <xs:choice minOccurs="1" maxOccurs="unbounded">
        <xs:element name="Table1">
          <xs:complexType>
            <xs:sequence>
              <xs:element name="ID" type="xs:string" minOccurs="0" />
              <xs:element name="ctry" type="xs:string" minOccurs="0" />
              <xs:element name="Item" type="xs:string" minOccurs="0" />
              <xs:element name="Loc" type="xs:string" minOccurs="0" />
            </xs:sequence>
          </xs:complexType>
        </xs:element>
        <xs:element name="Table2">
          <xs:complexType>
            <xs:sequence>
              <xs:element name="ID" type="xs:string" minOccurs="0" />
              <xs:element name="NSS" type="xs:string" minOccurs="0" />
              <xs:element name="NASC" type="xs:string" minOccurs="0" />
              <xs:element name="FIF" type="xs:string" minOccurs="0" />
            </xs:sequence>
          </xs:complexType>
        </xs:element>
        <xs:element name="Table3">
          <xs:complexType>
            <xs:sequence>
              <xs:element name="ID" type="xs:string" minOccurs="0" />
              <xs:element name="EMD" type="xs:string" minOccurs="0" />
              <xs:element name="CUN" type="xs:string" minOccurs="0" />
              <xs:element name="NMN" type="xs:string" minOccurs="0" />
            </xs:sequence>
          </xs:complexType>
        </xs:element>
      </xs:choice>
    </xs:complexType>
  </xs:element>
</xs:schema>

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by:vcharles
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Hi,

Thanks for the code to validate the xml file. How do you create an .xsd for existing an existing xml file and for an xml created by code? I'm trying to locate an old post with the solution but so far no luck.
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Fernando Soto earned 500 total points
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Hi;

Here is a link to Microsoft documentation, How to: Create an XML Schema Set by Using the XML to Schema Wizard, this will infer the XSD from a XML document. You may need to modify the XSD to meet your needs.
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by:vcharles
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Thank You.
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by:Fernando Soto
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Not a problem Victor, glad to help.
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by:vcharles
ID: 40033828
Thank You.
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