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Default Problem with ReadXML

I am attempting to read the data from an XML document into a SQL Server database. The XML document has multiple root elements which contain different rows of information. When I use ReadXML it gives me an exeption stating "Multiple Root Elements". Here is my code:

Dim objAdapter As SqlDataAdapter
        Dim objDataRow, objDBRow As DataRow
        Dim objDSXML As New DataSet
        Dim objDSDBTable As New DataSet("tbl_XML_Test")
        Dim ObjCmdBuilder As SqlCommandBuilder

        objAdapter = New SqlDataAdapter("SELECT sSym, sLast, sChg, sOpenInt, sClose, sVolume, sDesc FROM tbl_XML_Test WHERE 1 = 2 ", objSQLConn)
        objAdapter.Fill(objDSDBTable, "tbl_XML_Test")
        For Each objDataRow In objDSXML.Tables(0).Rows

            With objDSDBTable.Tables(0)

                objDBRow = .NewRow()

                objDBRow(0) = objDataRow(0)
                objDBRow(1) = objDataRow(1)
                objDBRow(2) = objDataRow(2)
                objDBRow(3) = objDataRow(3)
                objDBRow(4) = objDataRow(4)
                objDBRow(5) = objDataRow(5)
                objDBRow(6) = objDataRow(6)


            End With

            ObjCmdBuilder = New SqlCommandBuilder(objAdapter)
            objAdapter.Update(objDSDBTable, "tbl_XML_Test")


Here is part of the XML document which has the same repeating structure, just different data:

  <DESC>Live Cattle</DESC>
  <DESC>Live Cattle</DESC>

Any code examples would be appreciated. Thanks for the help!!!

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Firstly you need to modify the SQL query to produce valid XML with an all encompassing root tag. An easy way to do this if the machine has SqlXml installed is to use the SqlXmlCommand from the Microsoft.Data namespace.
For merging two datatables why not use the Dataset.Merge method?


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