Solved

How to parse an XML file with VB Scritp?

Posted on 2015-02-03
4
90 Views
Last Modified: 2015-02-05
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
.
.
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!
3D.txt
0
Comment
Question by:Mike Caldwell
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

by:
plusone3055 earned 500 total points
ID: 40588502
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Mike Caldwell
ID: 40588850
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

Open in new window


 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.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Mike Caldwell
ID: 40589337
Correction: there should be a list of FWTYPs under each individual APNMB.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:Mike Caldwell
ID: 40592711
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.
0

Featured Post

3 Use Cases for Connected Systems

Our Dev teams are like yours. They’re continually cranking out code for new features/bugs fixes, testing, deploying, testing some more, responding to production monitoring events and more. It’s complex. So, we thought you’d like to see what’s working for us.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
How to debug this code 7 56
Scraping specific data within an XML document 19 54
Using VB6 to write Excel Spreadsheets - 5 40
MS SQL Database Generating XML using query 21 37
I met Paul Devereux (@pdevereux) today when I responded to his tweet asking “Anybody know how to automate adding files from disk to a folder in #outlook  ?”.  I replied back and told Paul that using automation, in this case scripting, to add files t…
When it comes to writing scripts for a Client/Server computing environment it is essential to consider some way of enabling the authentication functionality within a script. This sort of consideration mainly comes into the picture when we are dealin…
Along with being a a promotional video for my three-day Annielytics Dashboard Seminor, this Micro Tutorial is an intro to Google Analytics API data.
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates using Microsoft Excel pivot tables, how to reverse engineer competitors' marketing strategies through backlinks.

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

19 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now