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Exporting Access query to XML

Dale Fye
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I'm working on some code to write the results of an Access query to an XML file.  If this was going to be a flat file, then I'd be done, but I need to be able to provide detail info, something like:
<Claim_Input>
    <Case_Num>1</Case_Num>
    <Address>
        <Street>112 Test Road</Street>
        <City>New York</City>
        <State>NY</State>
    </Address>
    <SomethingElse>3</SomethingElse>
</Claim_Input>
I've configured my column names like:
Case_Num
Address|Street
Address|City
Address|State
SomethingElse
I'm trying to devise a function which will parse the address field names into a structure which looks like the above. I'm totally flexible and can rewrite the query to return the column names differently, but this seemed like it would work.  

I'm just having a brain cramp and cannot get this figured out.

If it was just this one case (address), I'd do something like:
If fields(n).Name = "Address|Street" Then
    Print #1, "<Address>"
    Print #1, "    <Street>" & rs(fields(n).name) & "</Street>
elseif fields(n).name = "Address|City" Then
    Print #1, "    <City>" & rs(fields(n).name) & "</City>
Elseif fields(n).name = "Adderss|State" Then
    Print #1, "    <State>" & rs(fields(n).name) & "</State>
    Print #1, "<Address>"
end if
 But I would like to be able to make this more generic so that if I pass a function the values:
Call WriteToXML("Case_Num", 1)
Call WriteToXML("Address|Street", "113 Test Road")
Call WriteToXML("Address|City", "New York")
Call WriteToXML("Address|State", "NY")
Call WriteToXML("SomethingElse", 3)
it would write to the XML file similar to my code segment.  I don't know enough about XML to write my own style sheet.  BTW, there will be cases where the data is nested 3 deep.

Thanks,
Dale
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