XQuery for the Non-Expert – Aggregates

Follow the rest of this series at the XQuery for the Non-Expert – X-Query Resources introduction post. In  the last post, I discussed using functions within XQuery with the Substring() function as part of the XQuery for the Non-Expert blog series.  To continue on that theme, this post is going to take a look into … Continue reading XQuery for the Non-Expert – Aggregates

XQuery for the Non-Expert – @Variable Use

Follow the rest of this series at the XQuery for the Non-Expert – X-Query Resources introduction post. In a previous post, I discussed the exist() method as part of the XQuery for the Non-Expert blog series.  When working with the exist() method you may not always want to hardcode in the attribute values that you … Continue reading XQuery for the Non-Expert – @Variable Use

XQuery for the Non-Expert – Binary Values

Follow the rest of this series at the XQuery for the Non-Expert – X-Query Resources introduction post. In the value() method post of my XQuery for the Non-Expert series I discussed how to take element and attributes and return them as column values.  Those methods works all fine and dandy for most data but when … Continue reading XQuery for the Non-Expert – Binary Values

XQuery for the Non-Expert – Substring() Function

Follow the rest of this series at the XQuery for the Non-Expert – X-Query Resources introduction post. Within the value() and query() methods it is sometimes desirable to return a portion of a string.  Similar to T-SQL, there is a substring function in XQuery that provides this functionality. In this XQuery for the Non-Expert post … Continue reading XQuery for the Non-Expert – Substring() Function

XQuery for the Non-Expert – Resources

Learning XQuery can be a pain.  There are a lot of different uses for XML and different languages implement it in many different fashions.  To help clear the air a bit, I wrote a number of posts on XQuery; which this post is a part of. Now that I’ve posted my initial posts on what … Continue reading XQuery for the Non-Expert – Resources

XQuery for the Non-Expert – Exist

Follow the rest of this series at the XQuery for the Non-Expert – X-Query Resources introduction post. In the previous post, I discussed the value() method as part of my XQuery for the Non-Expert series.  This next post will deal with a topic similar to the exist() method – the determination of whether a element … Continue reading XQuery for the Non-Expert – Exist

XQuery for the Non-Expert – Value

Follow the rest of this series at the XQuery for the Non-Expert – X-Query Resources introduction post. In the last post, I discussed the query() method in my XQuery for the Non-Expert series.  With this next post, we’ll be working on taking data out of the XML fragments and placing them into columns with the … Continue reading XQuery for the Non-Expert – Value