Monday, 25 June 2012

Reading xml field in sql 2008

Reading XML in sql



XML data saved in database:


<ArrayOfCustomers xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"        
                  xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
   <Customer>
       <ItemId>1</ItemId>
       <Value>Mr Smith</Value>
   </Customer>
   <Customer>
      <ItemId>2</ItemId>
      <Value>Mr Bloggs</Value>
   </Customer>
</ArrayOfCustomers>



 You can read the fiels such as

SELECT
   Cust.value('(ItemId)[1]', 'int') AS 'ItemID',
   Cust.value('(Value)[1]', 'Varchar(50)') AS 'Customer Name'
FROM
   dbo.Sales.CustomerList.nodes('/ArrayOfCustomers/Customer') AS AOC(Cust)
 
 
This will return
 
ItemID  Customer Name
   1         Mr Smith
   2         Mr Bloggs