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ASP Classic - Read XML File inner content

Hello, All;

Could someone please assist me in reading the inner parts of these nodes.
I can get all the other data, just not the count and views.

ASP Script
   Set objXML = Server.CreateObject("MSXML2.DOMDocument.3.0")
   objXML.async = False
objXML.Load (Server.MapPath("test.xml"))

For Each xmlProduct In objXML.documentElement.selectNodes("/feed/entry")
     theTitle = xmlProduct.selectSingleNode("media:group/media:title").text
     theDescr = xmlProduct.selectSingleNode("media:group/media:description").text 
     Rating = xmlProduct.selectSingleNode("media:group/media:community/media:starRating[@count]").text 
     statistics = xmlProduct.selectSingleNode("media:group/media:community/media:statistics").text
	 Response.Write "<strong>"&Server.HTMLEncode(theTitle) & "</strong><br>"
	 Response.Write "<strong>"&Server.HTMLEncode(thedescr) & "</strong><br>"
	 Response.Write "<strong>"&Server.HTMLEncode(Rating) & "</strong><br>"   
	 Response.Write "<strong>"&Server.HTMLEncode(statistics) & "</strong><br><hr/>"  

Set objXML = Nothing  

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XML Script
The two area's that I need to get the values from are
        <media:starRating count="92070"/>   (The count)
        <media:statistics views="2151299"/>  (The Views)
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<feed xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom">
      <media:title>Title Here</media:title>
      <media:description>information here</media:description>
        <media:starRating count="92070"/>
        <media:statistics views="2151299"/>

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Thanks, All

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Wayne Barron

8/22/2022 - Mon
Nitin Sontakke

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Try taking the square brackets out of the XPath expression...

     Rating = xmlProduct.selectSingleNode("media:group/media:community/media:starRating@count").text 

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Scott Fell

I have a bunch of previous examples from similar questions here on ee.  See if my answer by example helps point you in the right direction.


You should set the SelectionNamespaces property first:
objXML.setProperty "SelectionNamespaces", "xmlns:media='http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/'"

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Wayne Barron

>> Shooting in pitch black dark!
What do you mean? I provided all the source code, for you to compile together in order to give a working example for your answer.
So, why would you come in and say: Shooting in pitch black dark.
The only whay that would be true, is if I would have provided just information and no source code.
I tested out your code as well, and it gave me an error.

Expected end of statement
/test/asp/test.asp, line 10
sCount = Rating.GetAttribute[0].text

Your code gives me the following error.
Expected token 'eof' found '@'. media:group/media:community/media:starRating-->@<--count

That is fine, in the actual project, that it already set.
I am wanting to find out how to get the COUNT and the VIEWS at this moment.

I will check out the link you provided.
Wayne Barron

I looked at your code, and could not make sense of it. Sorry.

I tried this.

 set Rating = xmlProduct.selectSingleNode("media:group/media:community/media:starRating")
  sCount = Rating.Item(0).getAttribute("count")

It gives me the following error.
Object doesn't support this property or method: 'Rating.Item'

So, with the newly found knowledge from trying that.
I took the example from Nitin
And change the [] to ()
sCount = Rating.Attributes(0).text

And it worked.
I am good to go on this one.
Wayne Barron

I have to add one last thing here.
I had to SET the Variable.

     set Rating = xmlProduct.selectSingleNode("media:group/media:community/media:starRating")
	 sCount = Rating.Attributes(0).text
     set Stats = xmlProduct.selectSingleNode("media:group/media:community/media:statistics")
	 sStats = Stats.Attributes(0).text
	 Response.Write "<strong>"&Server.HTMLEncode(sCount) & "</strong><br>"   
	 Response.Write "<strong>"&Server.HTMLEncode(sStats) & "</strong><br><hr/>"  

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Nitin Sontakke

Shooting in pitch black dark!

NEVER EVER do I say such things to others. I say it to myself.

Sorry, I was not on my game before, you need a forward slash too...

     Rating = xmlProduct.selectSingleNode("media:group/media:community/media:starRating/@count").text 

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Be careful with the code that you have posted, in case the there can be more than one attribute on the starRating element and "count" is not the first one.
Wayne Barron

No problem, I was able to use your code, with some tweaking.

I will test later on.
Right now, I have a working code.
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.