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How can I update these XML values if they have been updated, when parsing XML in C#?

I am parsing XML to update if changes are made. A check is done to see if the order already exists, and if so, doesn't add the invoice rows. However, how can I go about modifying the values if they are updated? Since these are nodes within nodes and whatnot, I have also added the XML example here, with the included invoiceRows.


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

-<InvoiceOrder xmlns:xsd="" xmlns:xsi="">

<OrderId xmlns="">88844165</OrderId>

<CustomerId xmlns="">7</CustomerId>

<CustomerName xmlns="">Test Company</CustomerName>

-<Addresses xmlns="">


<Street>Chestnut Avenue</Street>


<PostalCode>SO53 ABC</PostalCode>

<Name>Test House</Name>





<Street> 56 Test Street</Street>

<PostalCode>BL4 8BE</PostalCode>

<Name>Mrs Hughes</Name>





<OrderStatus xmlns="">Invoiced</OrderStatus>

<DateOrdered xmlns="">2015-11-02</DateOrdered>


<IncludeVAT xmlns="">True</IncludeVAT>

-<Currency xmlns="">



<TypeOfSaleId xmlns="">-100</TypeOfSaleId>

-<InvoiceRows xmlns="">





<Name>CADENCE RAD</Name>


















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C# Code

bool orderidfound = false; //checks whether order already exists

                                                    for (int k = 0; k < po.Length; k++)
                                                        if (po[k].OrderId == Convert.ToInt32(fileref.importList["OrderId"].InnerText)) //if order number is equal
                                                            orderidfound = true;

                                                    if (orderidfound == false) //ensures duplicate invoice rows are not added

                                                        newInvoice.InvoiceRows = order.Elements(ns + "InvoiceRows")
                                                        .Elements(ns + "InvoiceRow")
                                                        .Select(e => new Invoices.InvoiceRow

                                                            ProductId = e.Element(ns + "ProductId") == null ? 0 : (int)e.Element(ns + "ProductId"),
                                                            RowId = e.Element(ns + "RowId") == null ? 0 : (int)e.Element(ns + "RowId"),
                                                            Price = e.Element(ns + "Price") == null ? decimal.Zero : (decimal)e.Element(ns + "Price"),
                                                            Name = e.Element(ns + "Name") == null ? string.Empty : (string)e.Element(ns + "Name"),
                                                            DiscountRate = e.Element(ns + "DiscountRate") == null ? decimal.Zero : (decimal)e.Element(ns + "DiscountRate"),
                                                            Quantity = e.Element(ns + "Quantity") == null ? decimal.Zero : (decimal)e.Element(ns + "Quantity"),
                                                            Cost = e.Element(ns + "Cost") == null ? decimal.Zero : (decimal)e.Element(ns + "Cost"),
                                                            InPrice = e.Element(ns + "InPrice") == null ? decimal.Zero : (decimal)e.Element(ns + "InPrice"),
                                                            ChangeState = invState,

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It looks like you are transforming a collection into a XML document and that you are using Linq to XML to do it. If you can show what this is defined as you can Linq in a loop to create the nodes and then attach to the main document.
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Thanks, this helped me to resolve this. I ended up going the serialization route, as this simplified things greatly!