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XMLColAttVal creates an XML fragment and then expands the resulting XML so that each XML fragment has the name column with the attribute name. You can use the AS c_alias clause to change the value of the name attribute to something other than the column name.

You must specify a value for value_expr. If value_expr is null, then no element is returned.

Restriction on XMLColAttVal You cannot specify an object type column for value_expr.


The following example creates an Emp element for a subset of employees, with nested employee_id, last_name, and salary elements as the contents of Emp. Each nested element is named column and has a name attribute with the column name as the attribute value:

   XMLCOLATTVAL(e.employee_id, e.last_name, e.salary)) "Emp Element"
   FROM employees e
   WHERE employee_id = 204;

Emp Element
  <column name="EMPLOYEE_ID">204</column>
  <column name="LAST_NAME">Baer</column>
  <column name="SALARY">10000</column>

Please refer to the example for XMLFOREST to compare the output of these two functions.