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Saving XML document in DB

Andrew McLaren
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Joined: May 27, 2005
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I am looking to save an XML document - really a DOM, not an actual file - in a SQL Server database. I've done lots of rummaging, and managed only to confuse myself (which doesn't take much). Any gentle, or not so gentle, nudges in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

The closest I've been able to get is to convert the DOM to a string, and then write pass that thru a StringReader, and then finally insert it into the table, in an NText column, with .setCharacterStream. That gets some of the text from the DOM in, but not even close to all of it.

Scott Selikoff
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Joined: Oct 23, 2005
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You need to save it as a Blob/Clob. Some databases like Oracle actually support XML as a datatype, although its really just a fancy Blob/Clob.

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