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Posted Tuesday, April 30, 2013 2:51 PM


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It might be my density , but looking at examples on the net I can not find a straight forward way to select a column of XML and have it displayed in a formatted manner. Seems like there would be, but then ...

Anyone send me in the right direction?


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Posted Tuesday, April 30, 2013 3:09 PM


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If you mean you want to see it in SSMS , then just select it and then click on the value in the results grid - it will open an xml browser window that shows a classic XML tree.

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select geometry::STGeomFromWKB(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    mister.magoo (4/30/2013)
    If you mean you want to see it in SSMS , then just select it and then click on the value in the results grid - it will open an xml browser window that shows a classic XML tree.
    YES!!!!! as long as you change the default display return of 256 characters. This option was still broken in v2005 (at least I never got it to work), but v2012 works as advertised. Thanks for helping me work through the old baggage.


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