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Posted on 2016-09-30
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Hi

I'm trying to write a classic ASP script that sends an xml request to an API and parses the response into variables. The send works and the response (.responseText) is the following:


<response status='ok'>
<serviceRequestList>
<serviceRequest>
  <customerContactEmail>aaa@@aaa.com</customerContactEmail>
  <customerName>ABC Corp</customerName>
  <description>Misc Job #1</description>
  <detailedDescription>Job work</detailedDescription>
  <serviceRequestId>4586</serviceRequestId>
  <status>Open</status>
  <type>Service</type>
</serviceRequest>
<serviceRequest>
  <customerContactEmail>aaa@@aaa.com</customerContactEmail>
  <customerName>ABC Corp</customerName>
  <description>Misc Job #2</description>
  <detailedDescription>work on LPTP issues and syncing AD to Google Apps</detailedDescription>
  <serviceRequestId>4686</serviceRequestId>
  <status>Open</status>
  <type>Service</type>
</serviceRequest>
<serviceRequest>
  <customerContactEmail>aaa@@aaa.com</customerContactEmail>
  <customerName>ABC Corp</customerName>
  <description>L2TP Transition and GAPS sync</description>
  <detailedDescription>wJob work</detailedDescription>
  <serviceRequestId>4587</serviceRequestId>
  <status>Open</status>
  <type>Service</type>
</serviceRequest>
</serviceRequestList>
</response>



However when trying to parse the result I'm unable to get the information I need.   From the above response I'd like to extract the customerContactEmail, customerName, description, detailedDescription, serviceRequestId, status, type tags into individual variables.

Ive tried many different methods, but I'm getting blank returns with no errors from everything I've tried.

Can someone please help!

Thanks
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by:Big Monty
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here's an example that'll get you the first couple of fields:

xml = <your xml data>
Set objXMLDoc = Server.CreateObject("MSXML2.DOMDocument.3.0")    
objXMLDoc.async = False    
objXMLDoc.load xml

Dim xmlServiceRequest       
For Each xmlServiceRequest In objXMLDoc.documentElement.selectNodes("/response/serviceRequestList/serviceRequest")
     Dim customerContactEmail : customerContactEmail = xmlServiceRequest.selectSingleNode("customerContactEmail").text   
     Dim customerName : customerName = xmlServiceRequest.selectSingleNode("customerName").text   
     Response.Write Server.HTMLEncode(customerContactEmail) & "<br>"
     Response.Write Server.HTMLEncode(customerName) & "<br>"   
Next   

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by:mizgroup
ID: 41823794
@Big Monty thanks.. but i get the following error

oft VBScript runtime error '800a01a8'

Object required: 'objXMLDoc.documentElement'
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Big Monty earned 2000 total points
ID: 41823856
sorry,

objXMLDoc.load xml

should be

objXMLDoc.loadXML xml
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by:mizgroup
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Thank you very much, ive been breaking my head on this for two days!
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by:Big Monty
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glad to help :)
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