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Oracle® Database SQL Language Reference
11g Release 2 (11.2)

Part Number E17118-03
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XMLFOREST

Syntax

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Description of the illustration xmlforest.gif

Purpose

XMLForest converts each of its argument parameters to XML, and then returns an XML fragment that is the concatenation of these converted arguments.

Examples

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:

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

Emp Element
----------------------------------------------------------------
<Emp>
  <EMPLOYEE_ID>204</EMPLOYEE_ID>
  <LAST_NAME>Baer</LAST_NAME>
  <SALARY>10000</SALARY>
</Emp>

Refer to the example for XMLCOLATTVAL to compare the output of these two functions.