xml files


I've never worked with xml files.  I'm getting 30+ files with data that I need to load into sql table.  How do I do that

Thanks Taz
taslim shaikhAsked:
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Ryan ChongSoftware Team LeadCommented:
you can try openxml or xpath to do that.
Naitik GamitSoftware DeveloperCommented:
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Ryan ChongSoftware Team LeadCommented:
if you want to automate the importing process, you probably can use SSIS or build a custom ETL program for that purposes.
taslim shaikhAuthor Commented:
Hi Naitik Gamit,

The solution you suggested seems good but I get confused with the line below.  My xml files does not have the "ROOT" tag, it has page headers, totals, etc..

Help Taz

SELECT CustomerID, CustomerName, Address
FROM OPENXML(@hDoc, 'ROOT/Customers/Customer')
Naitik GamitSoftware DeveloperCommented:
Hello taslim shaikh

ROOT is a top base tag of your xml.provide your xml file.

for example if my xml file looks as


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Here Country is root element.

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taslim shaikhAuthor Commented:
Thank you
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