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SQL for XML format header and groups

Hi there,
I'm creating a store procedure that returns simple data pertaining accounts.
What I need to is to format the xml output the following way:

<AccountNum>
    <AccountNum>000117622</AccountNum>
    <Name>                        </Name>
    <Address1>123 Man street      </Address1>
    <MTU>123</MTU>
    	<Port>1</Port>
    	<WaterConsumption4>30.00</WaterConsumption4>
    	<RunDate>2014-11-11T00:00:00</RunDate>
    </MTU>
    <MTU>345</MTU>
    	<Port>2</Port>
    	<WaterConsumption4>30.00</WaterConsumption4>
     	<RunDate>2014-11-11T00:00:00</RunDate>
    </MTU>
  </AccountNum>

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here is the store procedure:
alter procedure usp_Summation360Consumption
as 
begin 
SELECT top 100 [AccountNum]
      ,[MTU]
      ,[Port]
      ,[WaterConsumption4]
      ,[Name]
      ,[Address1]
      ,[CutOffdt]
      ,[RunDate]
  FROM Consumption360
--  where AccountNum = '000112182'
for xml path ('AccountNum'), root('Account'), type
  end

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How can I modify the procedure to get the output I need?
Thanks,
COHFL
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not quite there yet!

maybe syntax wise was not accurate but here is what im trying:
SELECT [AccountNum]
      ,[Name]
      ,[Address1]
	  (SELECT [MTU]
			  ,[Port]
			  ,[WaterConsumption4]
			  ,[RunDate]
		  FROM Consumption360
		  where AccountNum = '000100226'
		  order by [MTU], [PORT]
		for xml path ('MTU'), root('METER'), type
		)
  FROM Consumption360
  where AccountNum = '000100226'
  for xml path ('AccountNum'), root('ACCOUNT'), type

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the idea is that the account info is wrap around on the top and each MTU after but under the same Account
but yet im getting and error that reads

Msg 156, Level 15, State 1, Line 10
Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'order'.

Just comment that out to see if it work then complaints on the next line =(
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Phillip Burton

You are missing a comma at the end of line 3.
If you can't get it quite right, I suggest posting the structure of the table and some sample data. But how close are you now?
yeah I just notice that =( thanks to point it out.
After I fix that little error on my part I get another error:
Unable to show XML. The following error happened:
Unexpected end of file has occurred. The following elements are not closed: RunDate, MTU, METER, AccountNum, ACCOUNT. Line 1, position 2097154

One solution is to increase the number of characters retrieved from the server for XML data. To change this setting, on the Tools menu, click Options.

I did that and pick the unlimited characters for XML and still does not work =(
Have you tried my version? How close is that to what you want?
Phil, I have try your version but it does not break on every MTU and repeats the account number on each entry. Im trying to format the output to break on each account but at the same time break on each MTU
I suggest posting the structure of the table and some sample data. Any other experts want to help?