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SAMPLE: How To Retrieve XML Data Using an XPath Query with ADO in Visual C++

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XPath.exe demonstrates how to extract an XML stream from a SQL Server 2000 database by using an XPath query and ADO in Visual C++.

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Release Date: 10-04-2000

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File nameSize
EULA.txt2 KB
AdoHeader.h1 KB
CustomerOrder.xml2 KB
ReadMe.txt1 KB
resource.h1 KB
StdAfx.cpp1 KB
StdAfx.h1 KB
XPath.cpp3 KB
XPath.dsp5 KB
XPath.dsw1 KB
XPath.h2 KB
XPath.rc5 KB
XPathDlg.cpp7 KB
XPathDlg.h2 KB
\Res\XPath.ico2 KB
\Res\XPath.rc22 KB

This sample demonstrates how to run an XPath query to output an XML stream. The sample shows how to configure an ADO Command object to run an XPath query by using the Command object's CommandText property. Alternatively, you can do this by using the CommandStream property and an input Stream as well.

Additionally, the sample provides a mapping schema file that contains mapping information between elements and attributes in the XPath query and the tables and columns contained in the back-end SQL Server 2000 relational database management system (RDBMS). The CustomerOrder.xml mapping schema file provided with this sample contains information about a SQL JOIN between the Customers and Orders tables and their columns in terms of the Customers and CustOrder elements and their attributes. All the tables are from the Northwind sample database in SQL Server 2000.

The sample does the following:
  1. Sets up a connection to a valid SQL Server 2000 database:

    Note uid <user name> must have the appropriate permissions to perform these operations on the database.
    _bstr_t m_Conn("PROVIDER=SQLOLEDB.1;Server=SQL2000Srv;Database=Northwind;uid=<user name>;pwd=<strong password>;");
  2. Assigns the XPath globally unique identifier (GUID) to the ADO Command object's Dialect property:
    hr = cmd->Properties->Item[L"Mapping Schema"]- >put_Value(_variant_t(L"\\CustomerOrder.xml")); 
  3. Sets the ADO Command object's Mapping Schema property to point to the mapping schema file CustomerOrder.xml:
    hr = cmd->Properties->Item[L"Mapping Schema"]->put_Value(_variant_t(L"C:\\MySchemaFilePath\\CustomerOrder.xml"));
  4. Sets the ADO Command object's Output Stream property to an ADO Stream for retrieving the XML data:
    hr = cmd->Properties->Item[L"Output Stream"]->put_Value(_variant_t((IDispatch*) strm));
  5. Sets the Command object's CommandText property to the XPath query:
    // Default XPATH Query is -
    // m_XPathIn = L"/Customers/CustOrder[@CustomerID=\"ALFKI\"]";
    hr = cmd->put_CommandText(_bstr_t(m_XPathIn ));
  6. Runs the Command by using the adExecuteStream enumeration:
    hr = cmd->Execute(&vra,&vtEmpty,adExecuteStream);

Steps to Run the Sample

  1. Unzip the XPath.exe file.
  2. Modify the connection string in XPathDlg.cpp to refer to a valid SQL Server 2000 database.
  3. Compile and then run the application.

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271780� SAMPLE: How To Retrieve XML Data using a SQL XML Query with ADO in Visual C++
271775� SAMPLE: How To Retrieve Relational Data Using OpenXML with ADO in Visual C++
272180� SAMPLE: How to Retrieve XML Data Using a Template File with ADO in Visual C++
SQL Server 2000 Books OnLine ADO 2.6 Documentation

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Article Info
Article ID : 271782
Revision : 11
Created on : 4/18/2006
Published on : 4/18/2006
Exists online : False
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