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SQL Puzzle | Read XML Data Flat (No Inner Elements) using SQL

In this puzzle you have to read XML which has no inner elements

Please check the sample input and the expected output.

Sample Input


<Master Id="10">
  <a Vals="Name">Pawan</a>
  <a Vals="Name">Avtaar</a>
  <a Vals="Name">Kishan</a>
  <a Vals="Name">Ishu</a>
  <a Vals="Name">Sharlee</a>
  <a Vals="Name">Kabir</a>
</Master>

Expected Output

OUTPUT
Pawan
Avtaar
Kishan
Ishu
Sharlee
Kabir

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

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DECLARE @XML AS XML = 
'<Master Id="10">
  <a Vals="Name">Pawan</a>
  <a Vals="Name">Avtaar</a>
  <a Vals="Name">Kishan</a>
  <a Vals="Name">Ishu</a>
  <a Vals="Name">Sharlee</a>
  <a Vals="Name">Kabir</a>
</Master>'

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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 XML = 
'<Master Id="10">
  <a Vals="Name">Pawan</a>
  <a Vals="Name">Avtaar</a>
  <a Vals="Name">Kishan</a>
  <a Vals="Name">Ishu</a>
  <a Vals="Name">Sharlee</a>
  <a Vals="Name">Kabir</a>
</Master>'
SELECT
    x.v.value('.','VARCHAR(100)') OUTPUT
FROM @Xml.nodes('/Master/a') x(v)

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Output-1

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OUTPUT
-----------------------
Pawan
Avtaar
Kishan
Ishu
Sharlee
Kabir

(6 rows affected)


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2 https://msbiskills.com/2018/02/22/sql-puzzle-multiple-ways-to-read-xml-datawith-attributes-single-multi-using-sql-2/
3 https://msbiskills.com/2018/02/21/sql-puzzle-read-data-from-xml-1/
4 https://msbiskills.com/2018/02/20/sql-puzzle-handling-special-characters-with-for-xml-path-puzzle/
5 https://msbiskills.com/2018/02/18/sql-puzzle-get-latest-record-from-xml/
6 https://msbiskills.com/2018/01/19/sql-puzzle-split-string-via-on-dot-using-xml/
7 https://msbiskills.com/2017/12/15/sql-puzzle-generate-xml-puzzle/
8 https://msbiskills.com/2017/10/27/sql-puzzle-the-xml-node-copy-puzzle/
9 https://msbiskills.com/2017/10/18/sql-puzzle-the-xml-explicit-puzzle/
10 https://msbiskills.com/2016/11/28/sql-puzzle-the-xml-path-puzzle/
11 https://pawankkmr.wordpress.com/2015/03/25/t-sql-query-group-by-xml-path-puzzle/
11 https://pawankkmr.wordpress.com/2015/03/25/t-sql-query-covert-comma-separated-values-to-a-table-using-cross-apply-xml-puzzle/

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Pawan Khowal

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