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VB.NET XML Processing a XMLNodeList with Namespace

Posted on 2016-08-16
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OK based on the below code we Load the Doc and get the 3 Call Nodes. My question now is how can i do the folowing things

a) Get a list of all sub nodes of this node
If posible so i could loop thru that list
b) Check if a specific node exists
<NPInfo>
c) Access data in a subnode for example how would i access the
<OrigParty>
<SubscriberAddr type="e164">+12095551122</SubscriberAddr>
</OrigParty>

Imports System.Xml
Imports System.Xml.XPath

Dim m_xmld As XmlDocument
Dim m_nodelist As XmlNodeList
Dim m_node As XmlElement

'Create the XML Document
m_xmld = New XmlDocument()
'Load the Xml file
m_xmld.Load("sample2.xml")

'' Added these two lines
Dim nsmgr = New XmlNamespaceManager(m_xmld.NameTable)
nsmgr.AddNamespace("ns", "http://www.metaswitch.com/cfs/billing/V1.0")

'Get the list of name nodes
'' Modified your XPath and added the second parameter 
m_nodelist = m_xmld.SelectNodes("/ns:File/ns:CDRs/ns:Call", nsmgr)
'Loop through the nodes

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to get all children nodes use recursive. The code below will retrieve InnerText of all the nodes:

Sub GetAllChildNodes(ByVal parentNode As XmlNode)
        For Each childNode As XmlNode In parentNode.ChildNodes
            Console.Write(childNode.InnerText)
            GetAllChildNodes(childNode)
        Next
    End Sub

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to check for particular node, you can use XPath

m_node= m_xmld.SelectSingleNode("//OrigParty/SubscriberAddr[@type]")

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as well as to retrieve particular node:

m_nodelist= m_xmld.SelectNodes("//OrigParty/SubscriberAddr").InnerText

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by:AlexPonnath
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Ok, that answers 1 and 2 somewhat, but how about 3. Lets say i have the Node selected via
Dim thisNode As XmlNode = m_nodelist(temp).SelectSingleNode("ns:RoutingInfo", nsmgr)

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The node looks like this
<RoutingInfo>
<RequestedAddr type="unknown">17145551212</RequestedAddr>
<DestAddr type="e164">+17145551212</DestAddr>
<RoutedAddr type="national">7145551212</RoutedAddr>
<CallingPartyRoutedAddr type="national">7145551212</CallingPartyRoutedAddr>
<CallingPartyOrigAddr type="national">7145551212</CallingPartyOrigAddr>
</RoutingInfo>

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How can i get the Attribute (Type) and Value for <RoutedAddr>
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type=thisNode.SelectSingleNode("//RouteAddr[@type]")
val=thisNode.SelectSingleNode("//RouteAddr").InnerText

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by:AlexPonnath
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This code seems to not work for doc with name space... it returns nothing
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What if you add namespaces?

type=thisNode.SelectSingleNode("//ns:RouteAddr[@type]",, nsmgr)
val=thisNode.SelectSingleNode("//ns:RouteAddr", , nsmgr).InnerText

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by:AlexPonnath
ID: 41758634
Still doesn't work, here is the code i used to test this code.. I also included sample data


    Dim m_xmld As XmlDocument
        Dim m_nodelist As XmlNodeList
        Dim m_node As XmlElement
        Try




            'Create the XML Document
            m_xmld = New XmlDocument()
            'Load the Xml file
            m_xmld.Load("C:\Documents\sample2.xml")

            '' Added these two lines
            Dim nsmgr = New XmlNamespaceManager(m_xmld.NameTable)
            nsmgr.AddNamespace("ns", "http://www.metaswitch.com/cfs/billing/V1.0")

            'Get the list of name nodes
            '' Modified your XPath and added the second parameter 
            m_nodelist = m_xmld.SelectNodes("/ns:File/ns:CDRs/ns:Call", nsmgr)
            'Loop through the nodes

            For temp As Integer = 0 To m_nodelist.Count - 1

                MsgBox(m_nodelist(temp).Attributes.GetNamedItem("seqnum").Value)

                Dim thisNode As XmlNode = m_nodelist(temp).SelectSingleNode("ns:RoutingInfo", nsmgr)


                If thisNode Is Nothing Then

                Else

                    MsgBox(thisNode.OuterXml)
                    MsgBox(thisNode.SelectSingleNode("//ns:RouteAddr[@type]", nsmgr))
                    MsgBox(thisNode.SelectSingleNode("//ns:RouteAddr", nsmgr).InnerText)

                End If

                For Each childnode As XmlNode In m_nodelist(temp)
                    MsgBox(childnode.Name)
                Next

            Next


            MsgBox(m_nodelist.Count)
        Catch ex As Exception
            Throw New Exception("Failed to load xml content. " & ex.Message)
        End Try

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sample2.xml
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What error are you getting and in what line?
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by:AlexPonnath
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If you run the code, there is no error . The problem is it does not return any of the values of those nodes. So we never get any data for the routeaddr
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I know what the issue is. Replace the following lines:

nsmgr.AddNamespace("ns", "http://www.metaswitch.com/cfs/billing/V1.0")

            'Get the list of name nodes
            '' Modified your XPath and added the second parameter 
            m_nodelist = m_xmld.SelectNodes("/ns:File/ns:CDRs/ns:Call", nsmgr)

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with

nsmgr.AddNamespace("xsi", "http://www.metaswitch.com/cfs/billing/V1.0")

            'Get the list of name nodes
            '' Modified your XPath and added the second parameter 
            m_nodelist = m_xmld.SelectNodes("//xsi:Call", nsmgr)

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You just used incorrect namespace
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by:AlexPonnath
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that has no impact at all still returns the empty value. in both case the innerXML and OuterXML for the node is the same before changing your code and after

"<RequestedAddr type=""unknown"" xmlns=""http://www.metaswitch.com/cfs/billing/V1.0"">12095551212</RequestedAddr><DestAddr type=""e164"" xmlns=""http://www.metaswitch.com/cfs/billing/V1.0"">+12095551212</DestAddr><RoutedAddr type=""national"" xmlns=""http://www.metaswitch.com/cfs/billing/V1.0"">2095551212</RoutedAddr><CallingPartyRoutedAddr type=""national"" xmlns=""http://www.metaswitch.com/cfs/billing/V1.0"">2095551212</CallingPartyRoutedAddr><CallingPartyOrigAddr type=""national"" xmlns=""http://www.metaswitch.com/cfs/billing/V1.0"">2095551212</CallingPartyOrigAddr>"

           OuterXml      
<RoutingInfo xmlns=""http://www.metaswitch.com/cfs/billing/V1.0""><RequestedAddr type=""unknown"">12095551212</RequestedAddr><DestAddr type=""e164"">+12095551212</DestAddr><RoutedAddr type=""national"">2095551212</RoutedAddr><CallingPartyRoutedAddr type=""national"">2095551212</CallingPartyRoutedAddr><CallingPartyOrigAddr type=""national"">2095551212</CallingPartyOrigAddr></RoutingInfo>"      String


call.png
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I tire dit on a sample file you have sent me. This looks very different
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Ok, i got a bit further and found one problem which was a typo on my side i had one of the node names wrong / missing the "d" in RoutedAddr. After fixing that and resetting my code to the original i get now the inner Text of   "thisNode.SelectSingleNode("ns:RoutedAddr", nsmgr).InnerText" but the "thisNode.SelectSingleNode("ns:RoutedAddr[@type]", nsmgr).Value' still returns a blank value even so i have a value in the XML file
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change it to:

thisNode.SelectSingleNode("//ns:RoutedAddr[@type]", nsmgr).Value

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Still nothing, both return blank
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thisNode.SelectSingleNode("//ns:RoutedAddr", nsmgr).Attributes("type").Value

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Wow, finaly we figured out this beast..
It returns now the correct value for Type
Thanks
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