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XML Parsing - Unable to switch the encoding - Error


XML Parsing - Unable to switch the encoding - Error

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Aparna-1
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Hi,

I am getting the following error when I try to parse XML.


declare @xml xml
set @xml =
'
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?>
<root>
<names>
<name>test</name>
</names>
<names>
<name>test1</name>
</names>
</root>


'

SELECT
x.value('name[1]', 'varchar(10)') as Name
FROM
@xml.nodes('/root/names') t(x)

This XML is passed from a C# program.
This seems to work fine if i change the encoding from utf-16 to utf-8.
Why does the XM L parser fail with utf-16 as the default encoding?
SwePeso
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Works for me. Remember UTF-16 is similar to UNICODE.
Please note the N string-prefix.

declare @xml xml
set @xml =
N'<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?>
<root>
<names>
<name>test</name>
</names>
<names>
<name>test1</name>
</names>
</root>

'

SELECT
x.value('name[1]', 'varchar(10)') as Name
FROM
@xml.nodes('/root/names') t(x)




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Aparna-1
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Works for me now. Thanks a lot.
I tried parsing it as nvarchar instead of varchar, but somehow missed to spot N while passing the parameters.
Tom Van Harpen
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thanks for the unicode reminder.... N'Was Scratching my head too'
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