cyboashu cyboashu - 2 months ago 10x
C# Question

How to add OR condition in LINQ while querying XML?

Problem: return all records

Jon Doe

Current code returns record 1, so what modifications are required to return records 1 and 2 using just one query?.


<bus_contact>Jon Doe</bus_contact>
<bus_sponsor>Bruce Wayne</bus_sponsor>
<bus_contact>Peter Parker</bus_contact>
<bus_sponsor>Jon Doe</bus_sponsor>


class Program
static void Main (string[] args)
XElement main = XElement.Load ("master_list.xml");

var results = main.Descendants ("row")
.Descendants ("bus_contact")
.Where (e => e.Value == "Jon Doe")
.Select (e => e.Parent)
.Select (e => new {
project_id = e.Descendants ("project_id").FirstOrDefault ().Value,
project_name = e.Descendants ("project_name").FirstOrDefault ().Value

foreach (var result in results)
Console.WriteLine ("{0}, {1}", result.project_id, result.project_name);
Console.ReadLine ();

Edit : This is not exactly the same problem as pointed out in the possible duplicate link. Yes, it partially refers to that but as a beginner getting an answer with appropriate context, which the accepted answer provides, is quite helpful.


Use || in combination with Any, like this:

var results = main.Descendants("row")
    .Where(r =>
        r.Descendants("bus_contact").Any(c => c.Value == "Jon Doe")
    ||  r.Descendants("bus_sponsor").Any(c => c.Value == "Jon Doe")

Using Any lets you query by a condition on a child, without actually descending to the child level. This eliminated necessity to climb the tree back by selecting Parent.