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

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How to read and process xml data from stored procedure in sql server?

I am calling a stored procedure like this: usp_ReportResults @query = '759,905,1048,170,725,80129', @ReportName = 'GenRepot' where usp_ReportResult is defined as CREATE PROCEDURE ...
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How to better use CLR Function from performance point of view (repeat inside each DB or have general function)?

I asked a question about validation of XML using XSD schema inside SQL Server 2012 (see link). I understand (as I suspected) that I need to use CLR Function. The function will get XSD schema text and ...
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Validate XML using XSD inside TSQL function in SQL Server 2012?

I need to validate XML using XSD inside TSQL. To make this task semi automated I need to do this inside TSQL function. To make validation I have to set value to XML and if it is not valid I will ...
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xmlforest() omits any fields that are null entirely, instead of creating an “empty” element

I'm know I can use an empty string, but I don't want to lose the null functionality in the database. In some cases null is appropriate and I can't use empty strings. Other than a empty string, how ...
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What's the relationship between Documents, XSDs and Collections?

I have a number of XML Schema Definitions describing business objects. It's unclear to me what the correct way to deploy these is if my intention is to make typed xml columns. The name Xml Schema ...
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OPENXML question for SQL Server

I am brand new to OPENXML, and have 90 % of what I want to do working...stuck on this: <ReportHost name="411.114.42.42"> <HostProperties> <tag name="HOST_END">Wed Nov 11 20:48:...
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Parsing Typed XML with a default namespace and inconsistent root node

I have a structured, typed xml file. <WebService xmlns="http://www.orbis-software.com/WebSvcCon"> <NewLeads> <OutputSchema> <root xmlns="" type="array"> <item type="...
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How can I shred this Extended Events XML as fast as possible?

I created an Extended Events session in SQL Server 2008 R2. The session runs, and collects events as they happen, exactly like you'd expect. If I shred the xml when there are relatively few events, ...
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Procedure completes prematurely after converting comma-delimited value strings to XML

I have a procedure which executes beautifully within SSMS environment yet, when I hook it up to a web page, instead of seeing a list of packageIDs returned, the return is 'null'. I've checked ...
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Can FOR XML PATH return NULL for an empty resultset?

I would think this query select null for xml path('foo') would return NULL, but actuality <foo/ > is returned. Is there any way to achieve this behavior? To clarify, the behavior I would ...
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View created from XML data - Statistics

I am looking at a legacy system that stores XML blobs A view is created over this so the data is more accessible (for reporting) CREATE view [dbo].[Data] as select top 100 percent data.value('(/...
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Is there a FOR XML variant that can add attributes with arbritrary values?

I'm trying to create a query similar to this SELECT 'foo' AS Detail, 'bar' AS Detail, 'baz' AS Detail FOR XML PATH ('Header') To produce something like this- <Header> <Detail type="A">...
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Modify XML: attributes into elements

I have an XML column that contains data with similar structure: <Root> <Elements> <Element Code="1" Value="aaa"></Element> <Element Code="2" Value="bbb"&...
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Convert Byte Array From XML to VARBINARY

I receive image files as XML data, each byte of the image being a node with its decimal value, e.g. for this example .png file, , the xml I get is: DECLARE @xml XML = N'<?xml version="1.0" ...
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MySQL Load XML Infile with dynamic file name

I have a shell script which loops through a folder and picks up a set of files in turn. I then pass the filename to a .sql script so that the file can be imported into my database. BUT, I can't for ...
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XML load fails on postgresql 9.1, but not in 9.3, any workaround?

I have a problem loading an xml on an xml field of a table. The load is done by ruby code, but this is not the point. Everything worked well for years, but xml is increasing size.... So one day, ...
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How to deploy XSD from SQLCLR?

I have few SQLCLR functions implementing business logic that return SqlXml data. I would also like to make the Xml Schema Definitions in the dll available in Sql Server. It's not a '...
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How to extract xml attribute from a column?

I have a column called target_data in the sys.dm_xe_session_targets that returns the path where the pertinent file resides in the format of xml tags. This data is not in XML datatype. One has to cast ...
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Import XML files into SQL Server 2012

Every Friday I have to import a couple (sometimes more than 300) of XML files into 2 tables. The structure of one of the tables, R000000, looks like this: R00000010 | R00000020 | R00000030 | ...
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Exporting results to XML

I am trying to create an XML file from a SQL query. The out put should look like the image below Where the tag BranchID appears again as SubParentBranchID if there are more than one SubBranchID ...
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putting together contents of XML column - from all rows of a table - how to get it done without a “while”?

I have a table called sizeguide with the definition you can see below. I am interested in the SizeGuideXML column, which is type XML. I had a mission the objective was, for each SizeGuideDesc, get ...
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How to query the XML data type? - Example

I know this question might have already been asked, but I am still trying to figure it out how to query the xml data and I really need an example. I have the following XML code that is inside a ...
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Convert ASCII Bytes from XML to VARCHAR

I have XML data which includes strings as byte array, which I'd like to convert to VARCHAR in SQL Server 2012. Example snippet with text="2Hallo" and the code I tried: DECLARE @testxml XML = N' <...
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Replace value of strongly typed xml element in SQL Server with XQuery

Given a element, defined within an XML Schema Collection as such: <xsd:element name="xid"> <xsd:simpleType> <xsd:restriction base="xsd:string"> <xsd:...
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Why does assigning FOR XML to an XML variable warn about CONVERT_IMPLICIT(XML)?

SET STATISTICS XML ON; DECLARE @x XML = (SELECT 'hi' "@id" FOR XML PATH ('this'), root ('xml')); Type conversion in expression (CONVERT_IMPLICIT(xml,[Expr1001],0)) may affect "CardinalityEstimate" ...
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Function Based Index with XPATH extractValue

// Oracle Version 11.2.0.4 Standard Edition // OS RedHat I am trying to create a function index on a large table, based on using an XML object. So I have done stuff such as: CREATE INDEX ...
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MySQL - include a default value in LOAD XML INFILE statement

I have the follwing table: CREATE TABLE `tab1` ( `id` int(10) unsigned NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `DEFAULT` VARCHAR(25) DEFAULT NULL, `ITEM` varchar(25) DEFAULT NULL, `TIMESTAMP` TIMESTAMP ...
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Returning XML Value for Extended Event

I would like to get the filepath for my extended event event_file and put it inside a variable but I'm stuck. Here's what I have: DECLARE @ExpensiveXML XML SET @ExpensiveXML = (SELECT CAST(xet....
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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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Should I use XML for data storage on client side?

I have to create a supplementary program that runs offline on a client machine (normally windows 7 or higher laptop). Of course, I don't want to create a pre-requisite for this program. Since this ...
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Database structure for object with dynamic attributes

I am developing a proof of concept for a personalized email sending web application (like MailChimp, but with premade dynamic templates). The general structure is that I have my templates (different ...
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SSIS - Best way to insert large number of rows

So here's the scenario: I have an XML file, which is in size of 500GB, and with data of around 600 million rows (once on a database table). I'm using SSIS for the operation, and since it consumes a ...
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How to update/insert/inject nodes into XML

I have an application which stores optional Site information in an XML field. Sample table: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Sites]( [SiteID] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL, [SiteName] [nvarchar](80) NULL,...
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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 do I import XML to a SQL Server table?

Can anyone help me work towards fixing my solution to import my XML data into a SQL Server Table? I have done my research, but this task has been very hard for me to accomplish. Everything I have ...
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sql org chart hierarchical table to xml json

I have a table of employees and managers: create table emp_mgr (emp varchar(99), mgr varchar(99)) insert into emp_mgr select 'Adam',NULL; insert into emp_mgr select 'Bob','Adam'; insert into emp_mgr ...
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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 CAST(event_data.value('(event/data/...
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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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Querying XML with Unicode data

I'm trying to select attribute value from XML column using XPath with a parameter that can be a Unicode string. Could you please tell me how to make these two examples work? create table #test ( ...
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Collation conflict when running dynamic sql FOR XML PATH

I am getting the following error message when running the query below: Cannot resolve the collation conflict between "Latin1_General_CI_AS" and "Latin1_General_BIN" in the equal to operation This ...
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How do I use a stored procedure in SQL Server 2014 to call a external XML source?

I am attempting to retrieve currency exchange rates from http://www.floatrates.com/daily/usd.xml using a stored procedure in SQL Server 2014. The result is in XML. So I created the following stored ...
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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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xml parameter to distributed query - difference between SQL2005 & SQL2012

I have inherited an old SQL2005 Enterprise database (on Windows 2003) that allows an xml parameter to a distributed query such as this: exec sp_executesql 'exec [server].[database].dbo.sproc @Id=@Id,@...
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Can SSRS XML data sources contain spatial data?

I've been given the task of producing a report which will extract data from a web service. The web service provides data from a list of sites including aggregates. Lets say total sales by month. ...
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Load specific element from XML

I have the following xml: <root> <123 type="line"> <aa type="item"> <value>1</value> </aa> </123> <234 type="line"> <bb type="item"> ...
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search xml column inside large table (7 million rows)

Database design: Table Name : Plays ( 6 million records) Columns: Play id, col1, col2......col7, PlayFieldValues PlayFieldValues xml column. sample xml stored in this column <PlayAttributes> ...
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sp_send_dbmail stored procedure send with attachment

I've been tasked with sending a small monthly report to for one of my customers. The report has previously been run manually on the instance, the output copied to a spreadsheet and send to the ...
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Create Nested XML in a Sql Server Indexed (Materialized) View

This page https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms188276.aspx indicates that if you wanted nested XML (ie an XML Tree) then you need to setup your query like this: SELECT Col1, Col2, ...
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How do I optimise XPath Querying over a large dataset?

I have a table that has 220 M rows. Also the table has a xml column that has XML data. I have configured single file for data and another ndf for index. Table's primary key is guid column. When am ...
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SQL Server to XML files alternatives

I am currently looking for an alternative to writing a large, complex XML file based on a known specification. Currently the file is written in t-sql as a stored procedure. The output is in a results ...