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SQL PUZZLE | Fetch ALL Nodes & VALUES dynamically from XML? | Advanced SQL

In this you have to go through the entire XML and get all the nodes and their values by just passing the node name. Please see the sample input and expected output.

Sample-1

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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<Gate>	
	<MyMethods>
		<Cell>3264532</Cell>
		<Email>Pawan@MSBISKills.com</Email>
		<WebSite>MSBISKills.com</WebSite>
		<Fax></Fax>		
	</MyMethods>	
</Gate>

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Expected output-1

Nm Vals
Cell 3264532
Email Pawan@MSBISKills.com
WebSite MSBISKills.com
Fax

Script – DDL and INSERT sample data

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DECLARE @XML AS XML = '<?xml version="1.0"?>
<Gate>	
	<MyMethods>
		<Cell>3264532</Cell>
		<Email>Pawan@MSBISKills.com</Email>
		<WebSite>MSBISKills.com</WebSite>
		<Fax></Fax>		
	</MyMethods>	
</Gate>'

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SOLUTION – 1

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DECLARE @XML AS XML = '<?xml version="1.0"?>
<Gate>	
	<MyMethods>
		<Cell>3264532</Cell>
		<Email>Pawan@MSBISKills.com</Email>
		<WebSite>MSBISKills.com</WebSite>
		<Fax></Fax>		
	</MyMethods>	
</Gate>'

DECLARE @m TABLE  (Xmls XML)
INSERT INTO @m SELECT @XML
;WITH CTE AS
(
	SELECT 
		 p.value('local-name(.)','VARCHAR(100)') Nm
		,p.value('.[1]','VARCHAR(MAX)') Vals		
	FROM @m x
	OUTER APPLY x.Xmls.nodes(N'/Gate/MyMethods/*') AS u(p)
)
SELECT * FROM CTE

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Output – 1

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Nm                     Vals
---------------------- -------------------------
Cell                   3264532
Email                  Pawan@MSBISKills.com
WebSite                MSBISKills.com
Fax                    

(4 rows affected)

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Enjoy 🙂

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