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Filtering results from SELECT on XML column


Filtering results from SELECT on XML column

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Gary Varga
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Hi I have the following table:

CREATE TABLE XmlTable ([ImportData] [xml] NOT NULL) ON [Primary]



I have the following XML format:

<Parent>
<ID>1234</ID>
<Child>
<State>1</State>
<Value>X</Value>
</Child>
<Child>
<State>2</State>
<Value>Y</Value>
</Child>
</Parent>



and I want to select all the child values like this:

SELECT child.value('(parent::node()/ID/text)[1]', 'NVARCHAR(50)') AS [ID]
, child.value('(State/text)[1]', 'NVARCHAR(50)') AS [State]
, child.value('(Value/text)[1]', 'NVARCHAR(50)') AS [Value]
FROM [XmlTable] AS T CROSS APPLY [ImportData].nodes('/Parent/Child') AS ImportData(child)



I need to restrict (like a WHERE clause) on the value of the State element of the Child element e.g. all States where it isn't 1:

ID          State       Value
1234 2 Y



I have tried various methods for half a day now. Can anyone help? Please?

PS Please excuse any typos as I am working in a Hyper-V VM with wireless network access so it has all been retyped by hand as I cannot access network from VM :-(

Gaz

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Pretty sure you want to use the .exist() method. Check out his blog post about it: http://www.jasonstrate.com/2010/11/xquery-for-the-non-expert-exist/



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Jack Corbett (4/5/2012)
Pretty sure you want to use the .exist() method. Check out his blog post about it: http://www.jasonstrate.com/2010/11/xquery-for-the-non-expert-exist/


Thanks Jack (sorry for being tardy with this overdue gratitude!!!)

Gaz

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Also this

SELECT child.value('(parent::node()/ID/text())[1]', 'NVARCHAR(50)') AS [ID]
, child.value('(State/text())[1]', 'NVARCHAR(50)') AS [State]
, child.value('(Value/text())[1]', 'NVARCHAR(50)') AS [Value]
FROM [XmlTable] AS T
CROSS APPLY [ImportData].nodes('/Parent/Child[State/text() != "1"]') AS ImportData(child)



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