Write Table content from Database to XML file

I found the easiest way to write a table or even tables from database to XML file is in.NET languages. To do this in Java you might probably need to include not only one but few proprietary library or open source jar file.


To do this in C#, one of the .NET languages, there is no additional reference need to be added to the project. Only using System.Data is needed because of the Dataset.


The code segment that writes dataset to XML file as follow (the code segment is from MSDN library):


    static void WriteXmlToFile(DataSet thisDataSet)


      if (thisDataSet == null) { return; }


      // Create a file name to write to.

      string filename = "XmlDoc.xml";


      // Create the FileStream to write with.

      System.IO.FileStream stream = new System.IO.FileStream

          (filename, System.IO.FileMode.Create);


      // Write to the file with the WriteXml method.




The complete code to extract the data from employee table of HR schema to XML from is in http://skydrive.live.com. The sample file name is ConsoleDatasettoXML .zip. My MSN ID is chanmmn@hotmail.com.


About chanmingman

Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress (http://www.pcworld.com/article/206455/Microsoft_Live_Spaces_Moves_to_WordPress_An_FAQ.html) till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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