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SAMPLE: How to Retrieve XML Data Using a Template File with ADO in Visual C++

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XMLTemplate.exe demonstrates how to extract an XML stream from a SQL Server 2000 database using an XML Template file and the ADO Command object.

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Release Date: Jan. 6, 2000

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The XMLTemplate.exe file contains the following files:

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File nameSize
EULA.txt2 KB
Readme.txt4 KB
ADOHeader.h1 KB
Resource.h1 KB
Products.xml1 KB
Products.xsl3 KB
StdAfx.cpp1 KB
StdAfx.h2 KB
WebBrowser.cpp11 KB
WebBrowser.h4 KB
XMLTemplate.cpp3 KB
XMLTemplate.dsp5 KB
XMLTemplate.dsw1 KB
XMLTemplate.h2 KB
XMLTemplate.rc6 KB
XMLTemplateDlg.cpp8 KB
XMLTemplateDlg.h2 KB
\Res\XMLTemplate.ico2 KB
\Res\XMLTemplate.rc22 KB

This sample shows how an ADO client can run a SQL Server XML query stored in a template file and retrieve the XML data from a SQL Server 2000 database by using the Microsoft OLE DB Provider for SQL Server (SQLOLEDB) that ships with MDAC 2.6 or later.

The template file, Products.xml, contains the following parameterized SQL XML query:
<?xml version="1.0" ?> 
<root xmlns:sql="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xml-sql">
      <sql:param name="ProdName">%</sql:param> 
   <sql:query>SELECT * FROM Products WHERE ProductName like '%' + @ProdName + '%' ORDER BY ProductName FOR XML AUTO</sql:query> 
This query uses the wildcard % to ensure that if no parameter is passed to it, the query is effectively reduced to a non-parameterized query.

The sample configures an input XML stream through an ADO Stream object, runs the SQL XML query through an ADO Command object, and then retrieves the output XML stream in an ADO Stream object. Depending on whether or not the XSL stylesheet Products.xsl is used for processing, the output XML stream the output files generated are:
  • Queryout.htm when you use XSL.


  • Queryout.xml when you do not use XSL.

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

    Note The uid <user name> value must have the appropriate permissions to perform these operations on the database.
    _bstr_t m_Conn("PROVIDER=SQLOLEDB.1;Data Source=SQL2000Srv;Database=Northwind;uid=<user name>;pwd=<strong password>;");
  2. Configures the input Stream to load the template file Products.xml:
    hr = strmCmd->Open(vtEmpty,ado26::adModeUnknown,ado26::adOpenStreamUnspecified,L"",L"");
    hr = strmCmd->LoadFromFile(L"C:\\MyTemplateFilePath\\products.xml");
  3. Sets the ADO Command object's CommandStream property to the input Stream:
    hr = cmd->putref_CommandStream(strmCmd);
  4. Sets up an output Stream to retrieve the XML data:
    hr = cmd->Properties->Item[L"Output Stream"]->put_Value(_variant_t((IDispatch*) strmOutput));
  5. (Optional) Specifies the XSL file, Products.xsl, to process the XML data retrieved and output it in an HTML format:
    hr = cmd->Properties->Item[L"XSL"]->put_Value(_variant_t(L"products.xsl"));
  6. Runs the Command by using the adExecuteStream enumeration:
    hr = cmd->Execute(&vra,&vtEmpty,adExecuteStream);

Steps to Run the Sample

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

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Article Info
Article ID : 272180
Revision : 10
Created on : 8/5/2004
Published on : 8/5/2004
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