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How to parse an XML file with VB Scritp?

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I can generate an XML file, as attached.  I have given up on trying to do anything with the data stream as received, and instead am saving it to a .TXT file, which I need to open and then pull out the stuff I want with VB Script.  In the attached file, I need to capture the value of the APNMB field, then the date associated with each FWDAY field.  So output should look like this in the target file:

Application:  12345678
Date:  2011-05-06
Date:  2011-10-06
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the rest of the date (FWDAY) fields until the end of the list.  I have found a few parsers on line, but they seem to be accessing a web site not a file; I didn't understand them anyway!
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Great help 3055.  This works fine:

Set xmlDoc = _
  CreateObject("Microsoft.XMLDOM")

xmlDoc.Async = "False"
xmlDoc.Load("3D.txt")

Set colNodes=xmlDoc.selectNodes _
  ("//APNMB")

For Each objNode in colNodes
msgbox "Application: " & objnode.text
Next

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 I can pull out APNMB or FWTYP, but having trouble still in two ways:  listing out the dates under one APNMB, then the FWTYPs under the next APNMB.
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Correction: there should be a list of FWTYPs under each individual APNMB.
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by:Mike Caldwell
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Didn't get me all the way; I need to know how to deal with child nodes and their child nodes, but learned a lot and a good start.  I'm probably going to give up using VB Script for this.
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