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XMLCONCAT

Syntax

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Purpose

XMLConcat takes as input a series of XMLType instances, concatenates the series of elements for each row, and returns the concatenated series. XMLConcat is the inverse of XMLSequence.

Null expressions are dropped from the result. If all the value expressions are null, then the function returns null.

See Also:

XMLSEQUENCE

Examples

The following example creates XML elements for the first and last names of a subset of employees, and then concatenates and returns those elements:

SELECT XMLCONCAT(XMLELEMENT("First", e.first_name),
   XMLELEMENT("Last", e.last_name)) AS "Result"
   FROM employees e
   WHERE e.employee_id > 202;

Result
----------------------------------------------------------------
<First>Susan</First>
<Last>Mavris</Last>

<First>Hermann</First>
<Last>Baer</Last>

<First>Shelley</First>
<Last>Higgins</Last>

<First>William</First>
<Last>Gietz</Last>

4 rows selected.