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XML DOM searching/filters

XML DOM searching/filters

XML DOM searching/filters


There are one or more <Property> nodes.
I'd like to work with a <Property> but only want the one with a specific location number in it. Once I find that <Property> I'll be extracting the text from the child nodes, such as <BldgCost>.

I'm having trouble finding syntax that works. This does not:

Set node = objDoc.SelectSingleNode("Properties/Property[LocationNumber/text()='023']")

Result is 'Object required: node' from the MsgBox line. I assume that means there's no error in the Select line, it's just not finding anything.

As well, when I get this working, that ='023' will need to be a variable, like:

Set node = objDoc.SelectSingleNode("Properties/Property[LocationNumber/text()=LocNum]")

Mr. Google isn't helping me find an example that works with VBScript.

RE: XML DOM searching/filters

Ok hold everything - the trouble is the data. Turns out, and I was stepping in this, there can be multiple buildings in one location and so, more than one LocationNumber = '023' is plausible.

Set Nodes = objDoc.GetElementsByTagName("Properties/Property[LocationNumber/text()='023']")
For Each Node in Nodes

So that works. Now I'm having trouble getting a variable to work in place of the constant. This fails:


Anybody have a sample of filtering with a variable?


RE: XML DOM searching/filters

Try something like this:


GetElementsByTagName("Properties/Property[LocationNumber/text()=" & LocNum & "]") 

RE: XML DOM searching/filters

Yes, that was it, had to get it outside the quotes.

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