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SQL Puzzle | Get latest record from XML

In this puzzle you have to read XML using T-SQL and get the latest record from XML. The criteria for the latest record is the date column.

Please check the sample input and the expected output.

Sample Input


<Items>
  <Item>
    <Id>1</Id>
    <Name>Pawan</Name>
    <Date>2018/01/01</Date>
  </Item>
  <Item>
    <Id>2</Id>
    <Name>Avtaar</Name>
    <Date>2018/01/11</Date>
  </Item>
  <Item>
    <Id>3</Id>
    <Name>Kishan</Name>
    <Date>2018/01/20</Date>
  </Item>
</Items>

Expected Output

Id Name Dt
3 Kishan 2018/01/20

Use below script to create table and insert sample data into it.

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DECLARE @XML AS XML = '
<Items>
    <Item>        
        <Id>1</Id>
        <Name>Pawan</Name>        
        <Date>2018/01/01</Date>
    </Item>
    <Item>        
        <Id>2</Id>
        <Name>Avtaar</Name>        
        <Date>2018/01/11</Date>
    </Item>
    <Item>        
        <Id>3</Id>
        <Name>Kishan</Name>        
        <Date>2018/01/20</Date>
    </Item>
</Items>'

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Rules/Restrictions

The solution should be should use “SELECT” statement or “CTE”.

Add your solution(s) in the comments section or send you solution(s) to pawankkmr@gmail.com

SOLUTION – 1

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DECLARE @XML AS XML = '
<Items>
    <Item>        
        <Id>1</Id>
        <Name>Pawan</Name>        
        <Date>2018/01/01</Date>
    </Item>
    <Item>        
        <Id>2</Id>
        <Name>Avtaar</Name>        
        <Date>2018/01/11</Date>
    </Item>
    <Item>        
        <Id>3</Id>
        <Name>Kishan</Name>        
        <Date>2018/01/20</Date>
    </Item>
</Items>'

DECLARE @m TABLE  (Xmls XML)
INSERT INTO @m SELECT @XML 
;WITH CTE AS
(
    SELECT p.value(N'(Id/text())[1]',N'nvarchar(10)') AS [Id]
          ,p.value(N'(Name/text())[1]',N'nvarchar(20)') AS [Name]
          ,p.value(N'(Date/text())[1]',N'nvarchar(20)') AS [Dt]          
    FROM @m as x
    OUTER APPLY x.Xmls.nodes(N'/Items/Item') AS u(p)
)
SELECT TOP 1 * 
FROM CTE
ORDER BY Dt DESC

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Output-1

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Id         Name                 Dt
---------- -------------------- --------------------
3          Kishan               2018/01/20

(1 row affected)


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