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I just started with the XML stuff and here is what I want to do. Get a XML from the server and display the Parent/ child nodes in a MsgBox.
Tried to use _XMLSelectNodes to get an array but some nodes have data in them and I don not now how to "take them apart", yet.
I bet  I did something wrong, however I the wrote the following code to get the Node count and go from there.... learning step by step :-)


#include <_XMLDomWrapper.au3>
#include <File.au3>
Local $oReceived, $xmlFile

Global $oXML = ObjCreate("Microsoft.XMLHTTP")
$oXML.Open("GET", "http://www.hamqsl.com/solarxml.php", 0)

local $xmlfile = FileOpen("solarstatus.html", 2)    ; The value of 2 overwrites the file if it already exists
FileWrite($xmlfile, $oXML.responseText)             ; write the solarstatus xml

If _XMLFileOpen($xmlFile) Then
         ConsoleWrite($oXML.responsetext & @LF)     ;Show XML data in console
         $fields = _XMLGetNodeCount(@ScriptDir&"\solar.xml","")
         MsgBox(64,"Fieldnumber","Fields: "&$fields)
         MsgBox(16, "","Something went wrong!"&@CRLF&"File solar.xml not found.")


MsgBox shows -> Fields: -1 and I know the download from the server worked and there should be more fields. (see console output)

The XML is requested from www.hamsql.com and temp. stored as solardata.xml. It is a useful info for HAM operators and looks like this:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
        <source url="http://www.hamqsl.com/solar.html">N0NBH</source>
        <updated> 06 Jun 2017 2000 GMT</updated>
        <aindex> 5</aindex>
        <kindex> 1</kindex>
        <kindexnt>No Report</kindexnt>
        <xray> A8.8   </xray>
        <aurora> 1</aurora>
        <magneticfield>  1.0</magneticfield>
            <band name="80m-40m" time="day">Fair</band>
            <band name="30m-20m" time="day">Fair</band>
            <band name="17m-15m" time="day">Poor</band>
            <band name="12m-10m" time="day">Poor</band>
            <band name="80m-40m" time="night">Good</band>
            <band name="30m-20m" time="night">Fair</band>
            <band name="17m-15m" time="night">Poor</band>
            <band name="12m-10m" time="night">Poor</band>
            <phenomenon name="vhf-aurora" location="northern_hemi">Band Closed</phenomenon>
            <phenomenon name="E-Skip" location="europe">Band Closed</phenomenon>
            <phenomenon name="E-Skip" location="north_america">Band Closed</phenomenon>
            <phenomenon name="E-Skip" location="europe_6m">50MHz ES</phenomenon>
            <phenomenon name="E-Skip" location="europe_4m">70MHz ES</phenomenon>
        <geomagfield>VR QUIET</geomagfield>
        <fof2> 5.3</fof2>
        <muffactor> 3.47</muffactor>

Why is fields -1 ?  I found _XMLSelectNodes in the XML DOM wrapper and I think that would do the job. Just not sure. Is there a manual for that UDF?
Any help to get that XML into an Array is appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
XML newbie
KF5WGB ~ Ralf

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26 minutes ago, KF5WGB said:

_XMLSelectNodes in the XML DOM wrapper

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