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hi guys - okay I've already asked this question in the xml section here but I'm not having much luck.

I have an xml file which we send to a 3rd party company - the 3rd party company then utilises this xml file that they are expecting.

in the xml there is a price tag and all I want to achieve is to be able to retrieve a value from our sql db and then to place this value within the xml price tag.

I've tried
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  1. <price><![CDATA[ ASP CODE HERE ]]></price>
and also as an include
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  1. <price><![CDATA[ <!--#include virtual="price.asp" --> ]]></price>
both of these methods dont work. now I've read on w3 schools that you can insert a js script using the cdata method -
link is here

as the 3rd party company expects to receive the xml file i must continue this - but is there any way to retreive the price value from a sql db and then to insert this within the xml price tag??

thanks in advance
Apr 27 '10 #1
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Why didn't it work?
What was the XML output generated?

Apr 27 '10 #2
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rather than displaying the value from the db the entire asp code is output revealing connection string, password etc and other sensitive information.
Apr 27 '10 #3
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Did you create an .asp file that generates the XML?

Is it being executed properly? It has to be executed as an asp file...which will generate the XML...

How are you accessing the file?

Apr 27 '10 #4
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hi frinny

i dont have an asp file generating the xml - from what I've been reading and advised maybe this IS the problem??

Ideally I'd like to add some asp code to the xml tag... is this not possible?

otherwise I will need some sort of asp script to generate the xml am i right?

thanks in advance
Apr 27 '10 #5
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Yes that Is the problem.

ASP (Active Server Pages) is executed as a script and generates output (text). Commonly this text is HTML which is sent a web browser that has requested the ASP script. The script typically dynamically generates the HTML to create a dynamic website.

ASP doesn't have to output HTML though...it could output anything really.
In your case you want it to output XML.

What I'm wondering is how you are using this?
What is your application?
Is it a web application?
How are you planning on calling the script?

There are many ways to generate XML files...depending on what technology you are using and what type of application you are developing.

Apr 27 '10 #6

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