shashi shashi - 3 months ago 19
SQL Question

How to save results as xml in SQL Server Management Studio?

I am trying out TDD and creating fake objects, I want to use XML from the test DB. Thus I want to create XML of the results of a query, which I am running in SQL Server Management Studio.

But I am unable to find how to get the results as XML in SQL Server Management Studio. Is this possible? And How?


You can use "FOR XML" to output the results of a query to XML.

For example:

     o.Order_Number AS 'OrderNumber', --Element
     o.Order_Total AS '@OrderTotal' --Attribute

FOR XML PATH('ORDER'), ROOT('ORDERS') --Path / Root let you formulate the xml the way you want