Report with XML Data RRS feed

  • Question

  • hi

    Currently, I am trying to render XML data in the report in XML format. Unfortunately I can not find a way to render the data correctly formatted cleanly. Is there a way for that? Any kind of help is appreciated

    at the Moment I use ,replace(cast([xmldata1] as varchar(max)),'><',char(13) + char(10))

    but this is more or less ...


    Tuesday, October 15, 2019 11:02 AM


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  • Hello Klaus,

    Looks like your xQuery isn't correct; how does it look like? See XML Query Syntax for XML Report Data (SSRS)

    Olaf Helper

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    Tuesday, October 15, 2019 11:27 AM
  • hi Olaf,

    thx for the fast answer.

    the data is inside a SQL Tbl with 2 fields.

    the first field has the data as nvarchar(max), the seond field data type is XML and the Data is also XML.

    if I run the query the XML Format is not visible on the Report.

    the Datasource is not like

    the datasource is SQL DB,


    Tuesday, October 15, 2019 12:19 PM
  • Then you can use SQL xQuery to get the data in a structured format, example

    CREATE TABLE #TEST(xmldata xml);
    INSERT INTO #TEST (xmldata)
        <UseCase Name="Name of UseCase" Action="run" />
        <UseCase Name="UseCase 2" Action="wait" />
    SELECT node.row.value('(.//@Name)[1]', 'varchar(100)') as Name,
           node.row.value('(.//@Action)[1]', 'varchar(100)') as Action
         CROSS APPLY
         T.xmldata.nodes(N'//Config/Process/UseCase') AS node(row)

    Olaf Helper

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    Tuesday, October 15, 2019 12:44 PM
  • Hello Olal,

    I'm really thankful for your help!

    The translation of the XML into SQL is not that the problem, the problem here is that I have to render the XML structure as well as picture 2 in the report.
    If I do that with the XML Query I have the data then in columns but I lose the XML format and that is exactly what should be displayed.



    Tuesday, October 15, 2019 1:47 PM
  • Hello Klaus,

    You mean with the hierachy XML structure? I don't think it's possible to achieve in a SSRS Report.

    Olaf Helper

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    Tuesday, October 15, 2019 2:24 PM
  • HI Olaf,

    yes - that is what the customer is looking for.
    thanks for your time and sharing your knowledge.



    Tuesday, October 15, 2019 2:31 PM
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    Wednesday, October 16, 2019 2:57 AM