Short for 'eXtensible Markup Language.' A textual markup language for transferring structured data.

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Optimising plans with XML readers

Executing the query from here to pull the deadlock events out of the default extended events session SELECT CAST ( REPLACE ( REPLACE ( XEventData.XEvent.value ...
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When to use XML data type

I'm responsible for creating a database on a project. We have fields that are rarely going to have a value (1 in every 10,000 records) and I'm trying to work out the best way to store this in the ...
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How to store data in a database without tables?

All I learned in school was SQL which saves data to tables. Right now I am working on a project where data is stored in XML-files. Additionally every XML contains a reference to visual files (JPEG). ...
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Variable for element name

I have this tSQL code which works OK: SELECT c.logguid, a.b.value('./PropertyValue', 'varchar(max)') asd FROM [dnn].[dbo].[EventLog2] c cross apply ...
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IN and NOT IN for XML column

I have a table with a xml column. Xml is similar to <Root> <Row> <user>abc</user> <Rowid>1</Rowid> </Row> <Row> ...
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Estimated vs Actual rows differences (actual much smaller than estimated) - sort

I'm running a query that is processing some nodes out of an XML document. My estimated subtree cost is in the millions and it seems it all comes from a sort operation sql server is performing on some ...
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SQL to read XML from file into PostgreSQL database

How can I write SQL to read an XML file into a PostgreSQL XML value? PostgreSQL has a native XML data type with the XMLPARSE function to parse a text string to that type. It also has ways to read ...
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Generate XML using Oracle XML schema

I have some XML schema definitions that have been registered using DBMS_XMLSCHEMA. I have created tables using the XMLTypes generated. I can create XML using XMLQuery and if I understand correctly, ...
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FOR XML could not serialize the data because it contains character (0x0000)

I have a big query (if necessary I will post it here) and I'm getting this error: Msg 6841, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 FOR XML could not serialize the data for node 'NoName' because it contains ...
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How to shred .docx XML?

I am trying to import a xml (actually a docx file) to a sql server 2008 database. I am almost a novice in XML programming. I googled a lot but almost all the examples there are with simple xml file. ...
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Read XML file in SQL Server 2008

How can I read an XML file and store the data in XML to our table in SQL Server 2008?
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Converting XML to MySQL tables

I have a large XML file in the following format and I need to convert this file into a MySQL table. Please let me know how can I accomplish this? ~~~~~~~~~~ <host starttime="1392325468" ...
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SQL Server Sproc calls from IBM Cast Iron orchestration with XML payload fail

I'm hoping that someone on this forum may have experience with an IBM appliance, Cast Iron (Websphere), and how it interacts with SQL Server. I know very little about the Cast Iron appliance, and its ...
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How to avoid using Merge query when upserting multiple data using xml parameter?

I am trying to update a table with an array of values. Each item in the array contains information that matches a row in a table in the SQL db. If the row already exists in the table, we update that ...
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SQL Server / MySQL to DTD (+XML)

Is there any way I can at least export a table schema from MSSQL or MySQL to a DTD file? Also the same for the data of the tables to XML. I am really not getting how to write DTDs, so I badly need a ...
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What must be in place to validate a XMLTYPE against a schema?

I have a procedure that generates an XMLTYPE and I want to validate it against a schema. The problem is that there seems to be a permissions issue running createSchemaBasedXML because when I run the ...
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Converting a VARCHAR to VARBINARY

I've been keeping a log of expensive running queries, along with their query plans, in a table to allow us to monitor trends in performance and identify areas that need optimising. However, it's come ...
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How to insert multiple records using XML in SQL server 2008

i use SQL server 2008 in my web application back end. Apparently i iterate through all the records from the C# code whenever there is a multiple insertion scenario. i have never tried the multple ...
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Help with SQL Query to XML output

I have the following query: SELECT [ID] AS [NewID] , ( CASE WHEN LEN([MiddleName]) > 0 THEN [LastName] + ', ' + [FirstName] + ' ' + LEFT([MiddleName],1) + '.' ...
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Avoiding entitized characters when using FOR XML PATH for string concatenation

I have this query: SELECT DISTINCT f1.CourseEventKey, STUFF ( ( SELECT '; ' + Title FROM ( SELECT DISTINCT ...
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What is the difference between these two create table statements?

a) SQL> CREATE TABLE xml_tab1(poDoc XMLTYPE); Table created. SQL> desc xml_tab1; Name Null? Type ----------------------------------------- -------- ...
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stored proc to handle XML as input param for multiple record inserts

i have updated my proc from taking typical data types to take a single XML param so that i can call it once instead of multiple times for inserting multiple records. here is a sample of my proc that ...
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Oracle 11g XMLType Experience

We are currently evaluating possibilities to store generic data structures. We found that at least from a functional point of view Oracle XMLType is a good alternative to the good old BLOB. Because ...
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Storing XML in varchar(MAX) or use SQL-XML

I am defining a schema for a new set of resources using SQL Server 2008... In this case, each record (e.g. row) will need to store XML fragments. From time-to-time; although not frequently; I'll need ...
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trying to turn XML into heirarchical SQL tables, can anyone provide a good explanation of two parts of this code example?

I am trying to learn how to turn XML into heirarchical SQL tables. I have found an old code snippet from a Microsoft forum which is basically what I am trying to do, but I was wondering if someone ...
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for xml missing null columns

When we use for xml clause to create xml from a row like as follows select * from Menus where MenuID=100 for xml path('') The xml will miss the columns which have NULL as the value. I have a found ...
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T-SQL: Convert XML to string without self-closing tags

We have a weirdo system we're integrating with which consumes XML, but it does not understand self-closing tags, so <BOOKING> <BOOKINGID>56812</BOOKINGID> <PERSONCODE /> ...
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Item Index for all items in nested XML query

I have a requirement to build an XML package with a parent record, and 1..N related child records. The child records are to be a nodes under the parent node, and there may be one child record or ...
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How do I merge two XML variables in SQL Server (2005/2008)?

Forward: I've already read this StackOverflow thread and it does not address the depth retention I need. I want to create an XML document that contains the data definition objects for a single ...
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How do I track the usage of XML indexes?

My XML indexes are not listed in sys.dm_db_index_usage_stats Does this mean they aren't being used? Or does this particular DMV not track XML index usage? (Books Online doesn't appear to answer the ...
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How can I escape XML field in XML-output query?

I have following request: SELECT XMLAGG(data) FROM (SELECT XMLELEMENT(name item, XMLFOREST( title, body as description, date_created as date, 'http://example.com/news'||id as link )) AS ...
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Is it possible to get SQL Server 2008 to download a file from a URL

I have a set of XML based services running on my network. The data in these services needs to be mirrored into a Table on an SQL Server 2008 instance. Getting the XML into a table is no problem I ...
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Select XML values when attribute involved

I have a table that stores XML values in field: OtherData. An XML value from one row: < file path="C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe" /> I would like to select all rows that have an ...
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Shreded system_health ExEvent not returning all node information

SQL Server is not returning all node information when I shred the deadlock XML from the 2012 system_health Extended event. When I run the following query SELECT ...
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SQL Server 2008R2 XML Column Index strategy for large tables?

I am working with SQL Server 2008 R2 and some XML columns in a very large table. I understand that I cannot use Selective XML Indexes due to our SQL Server version being < 2012. I'm brand spanking ...
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XML queries with case insensitive tag

I have a requirement where i want XML tags to be case insensitive in my xml queries. For example: DECLARE @myTable TABLE ( yourXML XML ) INSERT INTO @myTable SELECT ...
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How to call modify() on a nodelist in T-SQL?

I have a process step where I have an XML document in a SQL Server column and I need to alter the text of a node that could occur multiple times. Modify() with 'replace' DML only operates on single ...
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Stored Procedure which accept xml file as input

<?xml version="1.0"?> <catalog> <book id="bk101"> <author>Gambardella, Matthew</author> <title>XML Developer's Guide</title> ...
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SQL Xml returning empty root tag on empty record set

I am working on xml explicit to generate user defined nodes in xml output using Sql Server 2005 Express edition. The below code works fine, just that i couldn't manage to generate a empty node when ...
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Using CoreData on a client-side application

This may be a bit more of an SO question, but... If I'm writing a client-side application for OS X that's going to sync with an online MySQL database, is there any difference on if I have CD use ...
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Sql Server 2012 Extended Events for Selective Xml Indexing not showing results

I created a Extended Event to monitor and tune a Selective Xml Index CREATE EVENT SESSION [SelectiveXmlIndexing] ON SERVER ADD EVENT sqlserver.selective_xml_index_no_compatible_sql_type, ADD EVENT ...
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Fast XML, slow XML

Our database update Windows application needs to transfer some data between two databases as part of the process for a certain one-time update. I chose XML as the intermediary to move the data. The ...
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Can I split lines into Elements with For XML?

In this example I'm cribbing from a previous question, My source table has a varchar(max) field that I want to split by line into individual elements with FOR XML as I query it. Given this data- ...
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How to Return XML Node Ordinal, or delete node based on element value?

I have an XML document similar to this: <Root> <Sub> <Record> <Guid>aslkjflaksjflkasjfkljsd</Guid> </Record> <Record> ...
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Why is the secondary selective index not used when the where clause filters on `value()`?

Setup: create table dbo.T ( ID int identity primary key, XMLDoc xml not null ); insert into dbo.T(XMLDoc) select ( select N.Number for xml path(''), type ) from ( ...
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XML vs. Relational databases?

I feel like this isn't the best question to ask on a programming site like this, but I haven't really found a satisfying answer online and I would really like to get a different perspective on this. ...
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SQL Server stored procedure working when run manually, not running from SQL Server Agent

I have a procedure that runs fine using the execute command in SSMS, however putting the same command in a job gives the following error. line 9, character 9, unexpected end of input The code ...
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How to remove xmlns from child elements with FOR XML

I have a TSQL query that I use to generate a SOAP document. I am using two namespaces. Namely: - http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/ for "packaging" the soap document - A custom one that ...
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Is it possible to use Oracle XMLTABLE and %type column type selector?

I am creating a stored procedure which gets an xml input and inserts the data to a table using XMLTABLE. I want to know how can i specify a field type according to a table column type when passing ...
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Ways to process XML into a relational structure in Postgres

I have a database that is comprised of ~10 tables, most of which have many-to-many relationships with each other (and an associated join table). I am inserting of the order 100k XML files into a raw ...