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Loading XML Data into SQL Server (SQL Spackle)


Loading XML Data into SQL Server (SQL Spackle)

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gregg_dn (1/3/2011)
I'm getting an the following error when I try to run the OPENROWSET function:

DECLARE @CD TABLE (XMLData XML);
INSERT INTO @CD
SELECT *
FROM OPENROWSET(BULK N'C:\SQL\cd_catalog.xml', SINGLE_BlOB)

Msg 491, Level 16, State 1, Line 5
A correlation name must be specified for the bulk rowset in the from clause.

Is there something in the code beyond SINGLE_BLOB) ?
Thanks
G. Daniels


Yes, as the author noted, you have to provide an alias to the OpenRowset. In his example the author used rs. This will get you past that particular error. Good luck.
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Excellent Wayne, thank you sir!
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Thanks!
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Kelsey Thornton (1/3/2011)
Thanks for this.
It's now clearer.


Kelsey,

Good, I'm glad it all makes sense. If it hadn't, I would have failed.

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paul.marsh (1/3/2011)
decent article - good reference. but I feel a comment about the bcp utility should be added for those situations that warrant a different approach.


Paul - thanks. But how would you use BCP to load an XML file in? (This is what this article is about...)

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shad-873858 (1/3/2011)
Yes, as the author noted, you have to provide an alias to the OpenRowset. In his example the author used rs. This will get you past that particular error. Good luck.


Shad - thanks for covering for me.

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Jeff Moden (1/3/2011)
I have to admit, I've not yet had to enter the realm of loading XML files. But now I know where to go for a quick reference. Thanks for filling in the cracks on this one, Wayne!


You're welcome Jeff. Personally, I have to admit that it's pretty nice to be able to finally teach you something! :-D (It's usually you teaching me! :w00tSmile

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Steve Jones - SSC Editor (1/3/2011)
Excellent discussion, Wayne. This is one that I will keep bookmarked.
mtillman-921105 (1/3/2011)
Excellent Wayne, thank you sir!
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gregg_dn (1/3/2011)
Thanks!


Steve, Matt and Gregg - thanks for your kind words, and I'm very glad that you'll found this article so nice.

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This is great info. Thanks Wayne.

what do you think about making ALL x.data.values to be VARCHAR in the event that the XML is not well formatted?
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Geoff A (1/3/2011)
This is great info. Thanks Wayne.

what do you think about making ALL x.data.values to be VARCHAR in the event that the XML is not well formatted?


For a standard way of doing things, I would not be in favour of doing that. Plus, it's not really XML if it's not well-formed, is it?

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