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Designing SQL Server 2000 Databases by Syngress

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Chapter 11

Using XML with SQL Server

Solutions in this chapter:

 Overview of XML and SQL Server Support

 HTTP and URL Query Support

 XPath Queries

 SELECT….FOR XML

 XML Views

 Using and Updating XML Data

Introduction

Extensible Markup Language, or XML, has met with immense popularity with the continually increasing need for dispersed systems to communicate in a growingly connected environment. Developed in 1996 and recorded by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in 1998, XML offers many advantages over complex and proprietary approaches to communication. True to its name of extensible, XML documents can be as simple as a single set of elements or as complex as necessary to accomplish nearly any task. Microsoft continues to make fundamental shifts ...

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