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XmlException: Root element is missing

On Friday, November 25th 2005 at 09:46 AM
By Andrew Pociu (View Profile)
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The cause of the XmlException entitled Root element is missing means the XML document you're trying to load is not formatted properly, more exactly it's missing the root node.
Each XML file must have a root element / node which encloses all the other elements.

The following is an example of an XML file which is not properly formed:

<Language name="C#"></Language>
<Language name="VB.NET"></Language>

And here is the same XML file, formed properly:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<
Languages>
<
Language name="C#"></Language>
<Language name="VB.NET"></Language>
</Languages>

Also, a blank XML file will return the same Root elements is missing exception. Each XML file must have a root element / node which encloses all the other elements.

Also, a blank XML file will return the same Root elements is missing exception.

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by Greso on Sunday, April 1st 2007 at 04:11 AM

anyway to handle this exception???

by Edgar on Wednesday, April 11th 2007 at 11:17 AM

I don't believe that is trully correct other things can generate that error even if you have set the root element correctely

by vj on Tuesday, May 29th 2007 at 03:20 PM

THis error is also generated in cases where you reset the reader and then try to read. I am not sure if you are supposed to do that. Anyway for some it gives the no root error.

by Paul on Friday, June 15th 2007 at 01:51 PM

Gresco try { YourXMLFuntion() } catch (XMLException) {}

by Alex on Sunday, July 26th 2009 at 10:47 AM

Here is my code...
I created a root element, appended all elements to the root, but still i get the exception that root element is missing.

Have I missed anything??




string xmlName = "Results " DateTime.Now.ToString() ".xml";

XmlDocument xmlDoc = new XmlDocument();
XmlDeclaration dec = xmlDoc.CreateXmlDeclaration("1.0", "UTF-8", null);
xmlDoc.AppendChild(dec);

//root node
XmlElement root = xmlDoc.CreateElement("Root");

//parent node
XmlElement files = xmlDoc.CreateElement("Files");
files.SetAttribute("SearchValue", _searchValue);
root.AppendChild(files);


XmlElement newNode;

foreach (ExtendedFile file in _searchResults)
{
newNode = xmlDoc.CreateElement("File");
newNode.SetAttribute("IPAddress",
file.IPAddress);
newNode.SetAttribute("Path", file.Path);
newNode.SetAttribute("Size",
file.Size.ToString());
newNode.InnerText = file.FileName;
files.AppendChild(newNode);
}

xmlDoc.Save(xmlName);

by linda on Thursday, February 4th 2010 at 09:14 AM

i use chiro 8000 for billing and root element is missing how can i fix this in simple terms please

by ravi on Wednesday, April 21st 2010 at 03:30 PM

when i rn my website on anothers laptop then it shows root file is missing..
and when i click on single asp page.. it shows blank asp page.

by simon on Saturday, April 24th 2010 at 04:40 AM

on my laptop(lenovo G550) i m getting message
XML Exception
It's not a valid GUP input xml

how can I fix this problem and why it has happened

by simon on Saturday, April 24th 2010 at 04:40 AM

on my laptop(lenovo G550) i m getting message
XML Exception
It's not a valid GUP input xml

how can I fix this problem and why it has happened

by simon on Saturday, April 24th 2010 at 04:40 AM

on my laptop(lenovo G550) i m getting message
XML Exception
It's not a valid GUP input xml

how can I fix this problem and why it has happened

by figo on Sunday, June 20th 2010 at 09:05 AM

make sure that the file name is correct *including the file-extension* to avoid this exception

by Jerrad on Tuesday, August 10th 2010 at 03:58 PM

Linda, My chiro8000 has just started to do the same thing. Did you figure out what was wrong and how to fix it?

by diane on Wednesday, August 18th 2010 at 08:46 PM

My chiro8000 also has the General Exception message: The root element is missing.
Also, earlier we defragmented the computer.
Any ideas to fix it? Thank you.

by Jim on Thursday, October 21st 2010 at 02:47 PM

We just got the problem today and called Forte Systems, Inc. (makers of Chiro8000) and they instructed us to pay for support package. They also suggested we upgrade and get not only the new version (V12) but a few months of tech support.

I saw a few blogs about backing up the data, uninstalling the program and reinstalling the program and then the data. We did that when we first upgraded from Chiro7000 to Chiro8000 and things just did not import correctly, so we are very hesitant.

I haven't checked to see if we installed the last version 11 update, but I think it might be related to a Windows update problem. Still checking to see if maybe there is an XML update to the Windows 2000 OS we are using that might be causing the problem. This also happens with Windows XP.

Will let everyone know what happens and would appreciate if anyone gets a solution to post as well.

by rob on Thursday, October 28th 2010 at 03:55 PM

I am having the same error message. Am using WindowsXP. We have Chiro8000. This "General Exception" message will not even let me get into the patient files. We are a small practice and do not plan to upgrade. Would appreciate is anyone gets a solution. Thanks

by Joseph on Wednesday, February 2nd 2011 at 12:07 PM

I am also a Chiro8000 user and I have upgraded to the latest and "greatest" yet, with the latest upgrade I now get database errors and cannot enter new patient's any longer. Odd. The error I get is:
---------------------------
Chiro8000
---------------------------

The following information will be sent to Forté Systems:

Timestamp: 1/31/2011
Computer: XXX-XXXXXXXX
XP Professional SP3
Application: Forté8000 Version 12.0.19.2

Source: System.Data

Stack Trace: at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnectionTds.ValidateConnectionForExecute(SqlCommand command)

at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection.ValidateConnectionForExecute(String method, SqlCommand command)

at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand.ValidateCommand(String method, Boolean async)

at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand.RunExecuteReader(CommandBehavior cmdBehavior, RunBehavior runBehavior, Boolean returnStream, String method, DbAsyncResult result)

at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand.RunExecuteReader(CommandBehavior cmdBehavior, RunBehavior runBehavior, Boolean returnStream, String method)

at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand.ExecuteReader(CommandBehavior behavior, String method)

at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand.ExecuteReader(CommandBehavior behavior)

at Forte.PM.Database.ReturnDataReader(String SQL, SqlParameter[] params)

at Forte.PM.TaxonomyClass..ctor(Int32 taxonomyID)

at Forte.PM.DoctorClass.InfoClass..ctor(Int32 doctorID)

at Forte.PM.DoctorClass..ctor(Int32 doctorID)

at PM.PatientFileForm.Save()

Target Site: Void ValidateConnectionForExecute(System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand)

Message: There is already an open DataReader associated with this Command which must be closed first.

Wow...
I am a very long time user and for the once or twice I get an error, I cannot justify a $1000 service package. Surely one could could buy one time service on an as needed basis? But sadly NO. Oh well, if I cannot fix this it may be less expensive to buy a whole new program then pay for a year of service I do not need.

Has anyone seen this error before? Had a fix??
Thanks
Joseph

by Mandy on Thursday, July 14th 2011 at 08:32 PM

I am having the same problem with Chiro8000. I also agree that it is probably better to just purchase a new system; however, we just bought the system in January. It seems ridiculous to have to pay for a years technical support when you have only had it for six months. I feel that I was sold a product that did not hold to it's credibility. I would not recommend this product to any one.

by Jim on Friday, September 16th 2011 at 02:22 PM

My chiro 8000 just did this too. I find it funny that usually just about the time that forte develops a new version, my old one acts up.

But it is also true that my computer was just auto updated by windows. This may be their error/change.

i was going to try a system reset to last week and see if that helps

Does anyone think that this is a good idea or is it something that I should avoid?

by Jim on Friday, September 16th 2011 at 02:23 PM

My chiro 8000 just did this too. I find it funny that usually just about the time that forte develops a new version, my old one acts up.

But it is also true that my computer was just auto updated by windows. This may be their error/change.

i was going to try a system reset to last week and see if that helps

Does anyone think that this is a good idea or is it something that I should avoid?

Also, If this does not help I am going to start using office ally which has a free patient system.

by dan on Thursday, September 22nd 2011 at 05:33 PM

I have chiro8000 and mine just did the same thing. I cannot justify succumbing to their extortion tactics to buy a new version or pay $1000 for them to work for 5 minutes. If anyone has a DIY solution, then let me know.

by Britt on Monday, October 17th 2011 at 06:43 PM

I just had the same thing happen to me. Chiro 8000 basically said we needed to sign up for more tech support to fix the issue. This company is a joke! Was anyone able to fix the issue and retain their files?

by Britt on Monday, October 17th 2011 at 06:43 PM

I just had the same thing happen to me. Chiro 8000 basically said we needed to sign up for more tech support to fix the issue. This company is a joke! Was anyone able to fix the issue and retain their files?

by fair credit credit cards on Sunday, December 18th 2011 at 12:33 PM

i liked it too much . better if u provide a program and give comments on it .such as a bank account program. Why don't you post your own solution Pavlo..... it would have sure taken less time than writing all that.

by sherry on Tuesday, April 3rd 2012 at 01:31 PM

For version 11, here's what I was told when you get root element is missing. I would get it when trying to look up patient's names.

If in program get out. Right click on software icon. Select "Properties" Select "Find Target". Find the folder icon labeled "settings." Right click on folder and select "delete. Answer pop up question "yes."

by Eric on Thursday, April 11th 2013 at 08:15 PM

Hola, tengo este problema del xmlexeption y eh intentado solucionarlo reinstalando el juego, pero no pasa nada...este problema me salta apenas abro el juego y en detalles dice: :System.Xml.XmlException: The root element is missing.
at System.Xml.XmlTextReader.Read()
at System.Xml.XmlValidatingReader.ReadWithCollectTextToken()
at System.Xml.XmlValidatingReader.Read()
at System.Xml.XmlLoader.Load(XmlDocument doc, XmlReader reader, Boolean preserveWhitespace)
at System.Xml.XmlDocument.Load(XmlReader reader)
at System.Xml.XmlDocument.Load(String filename)
at com.turbine.launcher.UserControls.PrereqInstallControl.GetReqSoftwareFileList()


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