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vidhyashri
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Posted - 10/12/2012 :  08:30:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi ,

I need to convert the string value into xml value. need of query to execute it.

jimf
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Posted - 10/12/2012 :  08:48:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
select convert(xml, yourstring)

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vidhyashri
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Posted - 10/12/2012 :  09:27:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
string value contains xml file content. xml file content contains single quote. so i cant able to convert .
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sunitabeck
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Posted - 10/12/2012 :  09:42:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by vidhyashri

string value contains xml file content. xml file content contains single quote. so i cant able to convert .

Can you post sample data? Are you trying to convert a string, or import a file? If you are trying to import a file, is the data in the file plain strings, or is it xml with tags? In any case, here is an example of how you can convert even with single quotes. However, if you have special characters such as <,>, & etc., this will not work.
DECLARE @x XML; SET @x = 'abcd''qure';
SELECT CAST(@x AS XML);
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