Chapter 6. XQuery Functions and Operators and XML DML

In Chapter 5, I discussed the W3C XML Query language (XQuery) standard and the SQL Server XQuery implementation in detail. In addition to its powerful support for expressions, XQuery provides support for several built-in functions and operators. SQL Server XQuery also provides XML Data Manipulation Language (XML DML) extensions for modifying XML data programmatically. In this chapter, I'll discuss support for W3C XQuery standard functions, XQuery operators, SQL Server extension functions, and XML DML in SQL Server.

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