franko_camron franko_camron - 1 month ago 7
SQL Question

sql server getting specific data from XML column

HI friends I have the following table in sql server 2014:

Table [Product]



Serie, Int (primary key column)
Name, varchar(100)
LeftMenu, xml


Here is an example of the XML in the LeftMenu column each row could have:

<menu>
<e>
<col>1</col>
<url>
/products/pressure-relief/pressure-relief-valves/general-info
</url>
<IDElement>General-Info
</IDElement>
</e>
<e>
<col>2</col>
<url>
/products/pressure-relief/pressure-relief-valves/parts
</url>
<IDElement>parts
</IDElement>
</e>
</menu>


The expected result is like the following

Serie | col | name
-------------------
1000 | 1 | parts


From a given Serie (the primary key), I want to get the value of the node
<col>
passing the value of the
<IDElement>
tag.

It is like searching inside each
<IDElement>
in the XML and return the value of the
<col>
tag that matches that group of elements.

I am trying the following but somehow it is not working:

select p.serie, p.name,
pref.value('(col())[1]', 'varchar(max)') as MenuName,
from prodInfo p
p.[left-menu].nodes('menu/e') as names (pref)
WHERE
pre.value('(IDElement())[1]', 'varchar(max)') == @IDElement
AND p.serie =@serie


Could you please tell me what is wrong?

Other option my partner suggested is to do it as in old times and create a new table instead of using XML, any suggestions?

Thank you!

Answer

I commented the WHERE to illustrate PARTS is Col 2, OR I completely misunderstood your requirements

Declare @YourTable table (Series int,Name varchar(100),LeftMenu xml)
Insert Into @YourTable values
(1000,'Some Series Name','<menu><e><col>1</col><url>/products/pressure-relief/pressure-relief-valves/general-info</url><IDElement>General-Info</IDElement></e><e><col>2</col><url>/products/pressure-relief/pressure-relief-valves/parts</url><IDElement>parts</IDElement></e></menu>')

Declare @Fetch varchar(100) = 'Parts'

Select A.Series
      ,B.*
 From  @YourTable A
 Cross Apply (
                Select  Col  = B.value('col[1]','int') 
                       ,Name = B.value('IDElement[1]','varchar(100)') 
                       ,URL  = B.value('url[1]','varchar(100)') 
                From @xml.nodes('/menu') AS A(Grp)
                Cross Apply A.Grp.nodes('e') AS B(B)
                --Where  B.value('IDElement[1]','varchar(100)') = @Fetch
             ) B

Returns

Series  Col Name            URL
1000    1   General-Info    /products/pressure-relief/pressure-relief-valves/general-info
1000    2   parts           /products/pressure-relief/pressure-relief-valves/parts
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