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XMLPATCH

Syntax

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Purpose

The XMLPatch function is the SQL interface for the XmlPatch C API. This function patches an XML document with the changes specified. A patched XMLType document is returned.

See Also:

Oracle XML Developer's Kit Programmer's Guide for more information on using this function, including examples, and Oracle Database XML C API Reference for information on the XML APIs for C

Examples

The following example patches an XMLType document with the changes specified in another XMLType and returns a patched XMLType document:

SELECT XMLPATCH(
XMLTYPE('<?xml version="1.0"?>
<bk:book xmlns:bk="http://example.com">
   <bk:tr>
        <bk:td>
                <bk:chapter>
                        Chapter 1.
                </bk:chapter>
        </bk:td>
        <bk:td>
                 <bk:chapter>
                        Chapter 2.
                </bk:chapter>
        </bk:td>
   </bk:tr>
</bk:book>'),
XMLTYPE('<?xml version="1.0"?>
<xd:xdiff xsi:schemaLocation="http://xmlns.example.com/xdb/xdiff.xsd
  http://xmlns.example.com/xdb/xdiff.xsd"
  xmlns:xd="http://xmlns.example.com/xdb/xdiff.xsd"
  xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
  xmlns:bk="http://example.com">
  <?oracle-xmldiff operations-in-docorder="true" output-model="snapshot"
    diff-algorithm="global"?>
  <xd:delete-node xd:node-type="element"
   xd:xpath="/bk:book[1]/bk:tr[1]/bk:td[2]/bk:chapter[1]"/>
</xd:xdiff>')
)
FROM DUAL;