Import XML file to Database Table

In this article, I talked about how to parse XML or import XML to SQL Server Database Table.
XML File:

<br />
<?xml version="1.0"?><br />
<Orders><br />
<Order OrderNumber="99503" OrderDate="2013-10-20"><br />
  <Address Type="Shipping"><br />
    <Name>Ellen Adams</Name><br />
    <Street>123 Maple Street</Street><br />
    <City>Mill Valley</City><br />
    <State>CA</State><br />
    <Zip>10999</Zip><br />
    <Country>USA</Country><br />
  </Address><br />
  <Address Type="Billing"><br />
    <Name>Tai Yee</Name><br />
    <Street>8 Oak Avenue</Street><br />
    <City>Old Town</City><br />
    <State>PA</State><br />
    <Zip>95819</Zip><br />
    <Country>USA</Country><br />
  </Address><br />
  <DeliveryNotes>Please leave packages in shed by driveway.</DeliveryNotes><br />
  <Items><br />
    <Item PartNumber="872-AA"><br />
      <ProductName>Lawnmower</ProductName><br />
      <Quantity>1</Quantity><br />
      <USPrice>148.95</USPrice><br />
      <Comment>Confirm this is electric</Comment><br />
    </Item><br />
    <Item PartNumber="926-AA"><br />
      <ProductName>Baby Monitor</ProductName><br />
      <Quantity>2</Quantity><br />
      <USPrice>39.98</USPrice><br />
      <ShipDate>2013-05-21</ShipDate><br />
    </Item><br />
  </Items><br />
</Order><br />
</Orders><br />

To Query XML File we need to store in to xml variable @MyXML:

<br />
DECLARE @MyXML XML<br />
SET @MyXML = '<?xml version="1.0"?><br />
<Orders><br />
<Order OrderNumber="99503" OrderDate="2013-10-20"><br />
  <Address Type="Shipping"><br />
    <Name>Ellen Adams</Name><br />
    <Street>123 Maple Street</Street><br />
    <City>Mill Valley</City><br />
    <State>CA</State><br />
    <Zip>10999</Zip><br />
    <Country>USA</Country><br />
  </Address><br />
  <Address Type="Billing"><br />
    <Name>Tai Yee</Name><br />
    <Street>8 Oak Avenue</Street><br />
    <City>Old Town</City><br />
    <State>PA</State><br />
    <Zip>95819</Zip><br />
    <Country>USA</Country><br />
  </Address><br />
  <DeliveryNotes>Please leave packages in shed by driveway.</DeliveryNotes><br />
  <Items><br />
    <Item PartNumber="872-AA"><br />
      <ProductName>Lawnmower</ProductName><br />
      <Quantity>1</Quantity><br />
      <USPrice>148.95</USPrice><br />
      <Comment>Confirm this is electric</Comment><br />
    </Item><br />
    <Item PartNumber="926-AA"><br />
      <ProductName>Baby Monitor</ProductName><br />
      <Quantity>2</Quantity><br />
      <USPrice>39.98</USPrice><br />
      <ShipDate>2013-05-21</ShipDate><br />
    </Item><br />
  </Items><br />
</Order><br />
</Orders>'<br />

Now we use SQL query to get Order header from @MyXML:

<br />
SELECT Col.value('@OrderNumber', 'int') AS 'Order',<br />
Col.value('@OrderDate', 'date') AS 'OrderDate',<br />
Col.value('(Address[@Type=''Shipping'']/Name/text())[1]', 'nvarchar(50)') AS 'Shipping_Name',<br />
Col.value('(Address[@Type=''Shipping'']/Street/text())[1]', 'nvarchar(50)') AS 'Shipping_Street',<br />
Col.value('(Address[@Type=''Shipping'']/City/text())[1]', 'nvarchar(50)') AS 'Shipping_City',<br />
Col.value('(Address[@Type=''Shipping'']/State/text())[1]', 'nvarchar(50)') AS 'Shipping_State',<br />
Col.value('(Address[@Type=''Shipping'']/Zip/text())[1]', 'nvarchar(50)') AS 'Shipping_Zip',<br />
Col.value('(Address[@Type=''Shipping'']/Country/text())[1]', 'nvarchar(50)') AS 'Shipping_Country',<br />
Col.value('(Address[@Type=''Billing'']/Name/text())[1]', 'nvarchar(50)') AS 'Billing_Name',<br />
Col.value('(Address[@Type=''Billing'']/Street/text())[1]', 'nvarchar(50)') AS 'Billing_Street',<br />
Col.value('(Address[@Type=''Billing'']/City/text())[1]', 'nvarchar(50)') AS 'Billing_City',<br />
Col.value('(Address[@Type=''Billing'']/State/text())[1]', 'nvarchar(50)') AS 'Billing_State',<br />
Col.value('(Address[@Type=''Billing'']/Zip/text())[1]', 'nvarchar(50)') AS 'Billing_Zip',<br />
Col.value('(Address[@Type=''Billing'']/Country/text())[1]', 'nvarchar(50)') AS 'Billing_Country',<br />
Col.value('(DeliveryNotes/text())[1]', 'nvarchar(250)') AS 'DeliveryNotes'<br />
FROM @MyXML.nodes('/Orders/Order') AS T(Col)<br />

Now we use SQL query to get Order Items from @MyXML:

<br />
SELECT<br />
Col.value('(../../../Order/@OrderNumber)[1]', 'int') AS 'Order',<br />
Col.value('(@PartNumber)[1]', 'nvarchar(50)') AS 'PartNumber' ,<br />
Col.value('(ProductName/text())[1]', 'nvarchar(250)') AS 'ProductName' ,<br />
Col.value('(Quantity/text())[1]', 'int') AS 'Quantity',<br />
Col.value('(USPrice/text())[1]', 'float') AS 'USPrice',<br />
Col.value('(Comment/text())[1]', 'nvarchar(250)') AS 'Comment',<br />
Col.value('(ShipDate/text())[1]', 'date') AS 'ShipDate'<br />
FROM @MyXML.nodes('/Orders/Order/Items/Item') AS T(Col)<br />

Full Code:

<br />
DECLARE @MyXML XML<br />
SET @MyXML = '<?xml version="1.0"?><br />
<Orders><br />
<Order OrderNumber="99503" OrderDate="2013-10-20"><br />
  <Address Type="Shipping"><br />
    <Name>Ellen Adams</Name><br />
    <Street>123 Maple Street</Street><br />
    <City>Mill Valley</City><br />
    <State>CA</State><br />
    <Zip>10999</Zip><br />
    <Country>USA</Country><br />
  </Address><br />
  <Address Type="Billing"><br />
    <Name>Tai Yee</Name><br />
    <Street>8 Oak Avenue</Street><br />
    <City>Old Town</City><br />
    <State>PA</State><br />
    <Zip>95819</Zip><br />
    <Country>USA</Country><br />
  </Address><br />
  <DeliveryNotes>Please leave packages in shed by driveway.</DeliveryNotes><br />
  <Items><br />
    <Item PartNumber="872-AA"><br />
      <ProductName>Lawnmower</ProductName><br />
      <Quantity>1</Quantity><br />
      <USPrice>148.95</USPrice><br />
      <Comment>Confirm this is electric</Comment><br />
    </Item><br />
    <Item PartNumber="926-AA"><br />
      <ProductName>Baby Monitor</ProductName><br />
      <Quantity>2</Quantity><br />
      <USPrice>39.98</USPrice><br />
      <ShipDate>2013-05-21</ShipDate><br />
    </Item><br />
  </Items><br />
</Order><br />
</Orders>'<br />
   SELECT<br />
    Col.value('@OrderNumber', 'int') AS 'Order',<br />
    Col.value('@OrderDate', 'date') AS 'OrderDate',<br />
    Col.value('(Address[@Type=''Shipping'']/Name/text())[1]', 'nvarchar(50)') AS 'Shipping_Name',<br />
    Col.value('(Address[@Type=''Shipping'']/Street/text())[1]', 'nvarchar(50)') AS 'Shipping_Street',<br />
    Col.value('(Address[@Type=''Shipping'']/City/text())[1]', 'nvarchar(50)') AS 'Shipping_City',<br />
    Col.value('(Address[@Type=''Shipping'']/State/text())[1]', 'nvarchar(50)') AS 'Shipping_State',<br />
    Col.value('(Address[@Type=''Shipping'']/Zip/text())[1]', 'nvarchar(50)') AS 'Shipping_Zip',<br />
    Col.value('(Address[@Type=''Shipping'']/Country/text())[1]', 'nvarchar(50)') AS 'Shipping_Country',<br />
    Col.value('(Address[@Type=''Billing'']/Name/text())[1]', 'nvarchar(50)') AS 'Billing_Name',<br />
    Col.value('(Address[@Type=''Billing'']/Street/text())[1]', 'nvarchar(50)') AS 'Billing_Street',<br />
    Col.value('(Address[@Type=''Billing'']/City/text())[1]', 'nvarchar(50)') AS 'Billing_City',<br />
    Col.value('(Address[@Type=''Billing'']/State/text())[1]', 'nvarchar(50)') AS 'Billing_State',<br />
    Col.value('(Address[@Type=''Billing'']/Zip/text())[1]', 'nvarchar(50)') AS 'Billing_Zip',<br />
    Col.value('(Address[@Type=''Billing'']/Country/text())[1]', 'nvarchar(50)') AS 'Billing_Country',<br />
    Col.value('(DeliveryNotes/text())[1]', 'nvarchar(250)') AS 'DeliveryNotes'<br />
  FROM  @MyXML.nodes('/Orders/Order') AS T(Col)</p>
<p>   SELECT<br />
    Col.value('(../../../Order/@OrderNumber)[1]', 'int') AS 'Order',<br />
    Col.value('(@PartNumber)[1]', 'nvarchar(50)') AS 'PartNumber'  ,<br />
    Col.value('(ProductName/text())[1]', 'nvarchar(250)') AS 'ProductName' ,<br />
    Col.value('(Quantity/text())[1]', 'int') AS 'Quantity',<br />
    Col.value('(USPrice/text())[1]', 'float') AS 'USPrice',<br />
    Col.value('(Comment/text())[1]', 'nvarchar(250)') AS 'Comment',<br />
    Col.value('(ShipDate/text())[1]', 'date') AS 'ShipDate'<br />
  FROM  @MyXML.nodes('/Orders/Order/Items/Item') AS T(Col)<br />

XML_To_DB

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Using REPLACE in an UPDATE statement

I recently came across the following usefull SQL query, Maybe you’ll find it useful.
Normally, doing a search and replace in SQL is not radically difficult. You basically do an update using the replace() function. For example:

  Update Product
  Set Description = replace(Description, 'old text is this', 'new text will be this')    
  where Description like '%old text is this%' 

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However, if the Description column in your table is a ntext field, the above code is going to error out. The correct way around this is to cast() the column as a maximum-sized varchar() type. So the above will now look like the following:

    Update Product   
    Set Description = replace(cast(Description as varchar(8000)), 'old text is this', 'new text will be this')   
    where Description like ('%old text is this%') 

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Using Web Service (.NET) in Classic ASP via SOAP

Web services are a great tool to share data across many data sources within a single organization, even if the owners of the different sources don’t want to give others direct access to the data.
here I am showing how you can call web service in classic asp.
To start, create a Web Service in Visual Studio.NET or use existing web service.
here is my web service login.asmx coding file (login.cs),

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Services;
using System.Web.Script.Services;
///
/// Summary description for Login
/// <code>
[WebService(Namespace = "http://ashishblog.com/")]
[WebServiceBinding(ConformsTo = WsiProfiles.BasicProfile1_1)]
// To allow this Web Service to be called from script, using ASP.NET AJAX, uncomment the following line.
[ScriptService]
public class Login : System.Web.Services.WebService {
[WebMethod]
public int LoginValidate(string email, string PW)
{
bool OK = false; 

// validate email or pW
if(email =="ashish@ashishblog.com" && PW=="ashish")
{
OK = true;
}
return OK;
}
}

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Rollover effects using onmouseover and onmouseout events in html

I’ll show how to create Rollover effects using onmouseover and onmouseout event in html.

first create two CSS class

div.HoverON {

border:1px solid #FF2222;
}
div.HoverOFF {

border:1px solid white;
}

Now we use follow code to change HoverOFF to HoverON on onmouseover event and HoverON to HoverOFF on onmouseout event.

<div class="HoverOFF" onmouseover="this.className='HoverON'" onmouseout="this.className='HoverOFF'">
     Ashish's Blog
 </div>

Demo:

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