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How can I check if and xml Field is not null or blank in sql sever


How can I check if and xml Field is not null or blank in sql sever

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I need to insert new records but frist I need to check if @PersonInfoXML is not null or @PersonInfoXML <> ''
It gives me this error ( The data types xml and varchar are incompatible in the equal to operator)
How can I do I check for is not null and not blank without getting this error
PLZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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create table #T (
ID int identity primary key,
XMLCol XML);

insert into #T (XMLCol)
select ' ';

insert into #T (XMLCol)
select '';

insert into #T
default values;

select *
from #T
where XMLCol is not null and cast(XMLCol as varchar(max)) != '';



That seems to work. Try it on yours.

Of course, using a cast function like that in the Where clause will slow the query down, but at least it will get the job done.

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I think you may have posted in the wrong forum as this is a 2000 forum, but you should try this:

DECLARE @var XML

SET @var = '' -- '<test>test</test>'

SELECT @var.exist('/test')

IF @var IS NOT NULL AND @var.exist('/test') = 1
BEGIN
SELECT 'not null'
END
ELSE
BEGIN
SELECT 'null'
END





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Thanx this is working well ur a star Cool
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Glad I could help.



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