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NAnt issue - unsuccessful in using xpath expression with xmlpoke

I have successfully setup numerous xmlpoke statements within an Nant
script but this specific situation I cannot figure out. I am including

a section of the xml code I am trying to access and update using an
xmlpoke statement. No matter what I try I continue to get "
[xmlpoke] No matching nodes were found with XPath
expression '/log
gingDistributorConfiguration/xmlSerializerSection/enterpriseLibrary.logging**DistributorSettings'.

Below is the error message, xml file I am trying to modify and the
corresponding xmlpoke expression which fails.
Error Message
[xmlpoke] No matching nodes were found with XPath expression
'/loggingDistributorConfiguration/xmlSerializerSection/enterpriseLibrary.lo**ggingDistributorSettings'.

xmlpoke expression
<xmlpoke
file="..\src\LetterProcessingMonitor\loggingDistri butorConfiguration.config**"

xpath="/loggingDistributorConfiguration/xmlSerializerSection/enterpriseLibr**ary.loggingDistributorSettings"

value="test" />
XML
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<loggingDistributorConfiguration>
<xmlSerializerSection
type="Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.Loggin g.Distributor.Configurati**on.DistributorSettings,

Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.Logging, Version=1.0.0.0,
Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null">
<enterpriseLibrary.loggingDistributorSettings
xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"

defaultCategory="General" defaultFormatter="Text Formatter"
xmlns="http://www.microsoft.com/practices/enterpriselibrary/08-31-2004/loggi...">

<sinks>
<sink xsi:type="FlatFileSinkData" name="Flat File Sink"
fileName="LPM_log.txt" header="" footer="" />
</sinks>
<categories>
<category name="General">
<destinations>
<destination name="Event Log Destination" sink="Event Log
Sink" format="Text Formatter" />
</destinations>
</category>
<category name="Category">
<destinations>
<destination name="My First Destination" sink="Flat File
Sink" format="Text Formatter" />
</destinations>
</category>
</categories>
<formatters>
<formatter xsi:type="TextFormatterData" name="Text Formatter">
<template><![CDATA[{timestamp} | {processId} |
{win32ThreadId} | {message} ]]></template>
</formatter>
</formatters>
</enterpriseLibrary.loggingDistributorSettings>
</xmlSerializerSection>
</loggingDistributorConfiguration>

Nov 27 '05 #1
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There is a default namespace, that's why the xpath returns nothing.

Nov 28 '05 #2
Tasos thank you for your reply.

Actually I may have not been clear enough in my original posting. What
I ultimately want to alter is the filename attribute under the sink
element as posted below. Is this something you could help me with?

<sink xsi:type="FlatFileSinkData" name="Flat File Sink"
fileName="LPM_log.txt" header="" footer="" />

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Nov 28 '05 #3
<enterpriseLibrary.loggingDistributorSettings defines a default xmlns
thats why the xpath query does not return a node.

What you should do is to create an xpath query based on the local name
of the node you are searching (as I dunno any way you could specify a
default namespace).

I had the same issue (code wise) with the configuration files of the MS
App Blocks and I used string replace :) .

Nov 28 '05 #4

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