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Load something other than the root node of an XML file using ReadXML

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  • I'm trying to load an XML file into an embedded database (SQLite) using .NET. The best way I've found to do this is to read the data into a DataTable/DataSet and then use a DataAdapter to Update that DataTable into the database table.

    The problem is, the XML file I have to work with has data that isn't in the root node. There's the root node (tables), then a subnode (tableXXX) and all of the data is in the subnode.

    When I use ReadXML (for the DataSet object), it simply reads in a single record (containing the name of the subnode table). I want to completely ignore the root node and treat the first subnode as if it is the root node.

    How would I go about doing this?

    (Or, if there's an easier way to load an XML file to a database, I'd be interested in hearing that as well, although I'm guessing I'll still need to work around this root node issue).

    WATYF


    Tuesday, September 03, 2013 6:05 PM