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How to create XML from an Access (mdb) database with ASP

OK, so I recently created this code with VBS, but it would work with ASP as well. Basically, you need to place the script in a folder where it can get write permissions to create the XML file. Then you'll connect to the Access database like you would normally. Although to be perfectly honest, you could use this script to create an XML from data in just about any type of database that you can connect to!

'=== declare variables
Dim objConn, strConnect, strSQL, rs, tb, mdbFile, objFSO, xmlFile, objWrite

'=== filename variables
xmlFile = Server.MapPath(""inventory.xml")
mdbFile	= Server.MapPath("database.mdb")

'=== tab character for xml file
tb = chr(9)

'=== instantiate objects
set objFSO  = Server.CreateObject( "Scripting.FileSystemObject" )
Set objConn = Server.CreateObject( "ADODB.Connection" )

'=== connect to database
objConn.Open "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=" & mdbFile

'=== open/create xml file
If Not objFSO.FileExists( xmlFile ) Then objFSO.CreateTextFile( xmlFile )
set objWrite = objFSO.OpenTextFile( xmlFile, 2 )

'=== open the xml file
objWrite.WriteLine("<?xml version=""1.0"" encoding=""ISO-8859-1""?>")

strSQL = "SELECT * FROM table WHERE 1=1"
Set rs = objConn.Execute(StrSQL)

'=== loop through results
Do While not rs.EOF
    objWrite.WriteLine(tb & "<item>")
    objWrite.WriteLine(tb & tb & "<id>" & rs("id") & "</id>")
    objWrite.WriteLine(tb & tb & "<product>" & replace(rs("product"),"&","&amp;") & "</product>")
    objWrite.WriteLine(tb & tb & "<color>" & rs("color") & "</color>")
    objWrite.WriteLine(tb & tb & "<size>" & rs("size") & "</size>")
    objWrite.WriteLine(tb & "</item>")

'=== finish xml file


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  5. I wish you had a downlode of your code… I will get it to work thanks man.

  6. xmlFile = Server.MapPath(""inventory.xml")

    is wrong it should be
    xmlFile = Server.MapPath("inventory.xml")

  7. You should show how to open and display the xml file Thanks Joey B.

  8. It says server not declared.
    I add System.Web but it does not work.
    Any ideas.

  9. incomplete explanation for starters.

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