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SAMPLE: How to Retrieve Data Using a SQL XML Query in ATL OLE DB

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OLEDBSQLXML.exe demonstrates how to create an ATL OLE DB client that extracts an XML Stream from a SQL 2000 Server using a SQL XML Query.

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Release Date: Oct-11-2000

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This sample requires the client to connect to a SQL Server 2000 Server using the Microsoft SQL Server OLE DB Provider (SQLOLEDB) that ships with Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) version 2.6 or later. Prior versions of SQL Server always returned data in the some form of recordset as a result of executing a 'SELECT..' SQL Statement. In SQL Server 2000, the 'SELECT ...' SQL Statement has been enhanced to include a new FOR XML clause, frequently called a SQL XML query. This clause allows SQL Server to return data in the form of an XML document.

In the SQLOLEDB provider that ships with MDAC 2.6, the ICommand::Execute method has been enhanced to return XML data using an ISequentialStream interface instead of IRowset. The SQL XML query can be executed by setting up the ICommandStream interface to contain the SQL XML query or by passing the query to the ICommandText::SetCommandText method. The sample does this as follows:
  1. Sets up the SQL XML query:
    m_szCommand = "<ROOT xmlns:sql='urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xml-sql'>
  2. Sets the ICommandText interface to contain the SQL XML query set its dialect to DBGUID_MSSQLXML,
    if(FAILED(hr = m_spCommand->QueryInterface(&pCommandText)))
      printf("Failed to get an ICommandStream interface...\n");
      return hr;
    if(FAILED(hr = pCommandText->SetCommandText(DBGUID_MSSQLXML, T2COLE((LPCTSTR)m_szCommand))))
      printf("Failed to set command stream.\n");
      return hr;
  3. Sets up an output stream to retrieve the XML data and execute the command:
    m_spCommand->Execute(NULL, IID_ISequentialStream, NULL, NULL, (IUnknown **) &pIXMLOutput );
  4. Executes the ADO Command using the adExecuteStream enumeration:
    hr = cmd->Execute(&vra,&vtEmpty,adExecuteStream);

Steps to Run the Sample

  1. Create an empty Win32 console application.
  2. Insert OLEDBSQLXML.cpp into the project.
  3. Ensure that the project is built with the SQLOLEDB.H header file that ships with the MDAC 2.6 Software Development Kit (SDK).
  4. Modify the connection string to connect to a valid SQL Server 2000 database.
  5. Compile and then run the application.

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Keywords: KB272185, kbsample, kbmsxmlnosweep, kbhowto, kbfile, kbdtl, kbdownload

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Article Info
Article ID : 272185
Revision : 8
Created on : 8/9/2004
Published on : 8/9/2004
Exists online : False
Views : 418