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

Part Number E17118-03
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XMLPARSE

Syntax

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Description of the illustration xmlparse.gif

Purpose

XMLParse parses and generates an XML instance from the evaluated result of value_expr. The value_expr must resolve to a string. If value_expr resolves to null, then the function returns null.

See Also:

Oracle XML DB Developer's Guide for more information on this function

Examples

The following example uses the DUAL table to illustrate the syntax of XMLParse:

SELECT XMLPARSE(CONTENT '124 <purchaseOrder poNo="12435"> 
   <customerName> Acme Enterprises</customerName>
   <itemNo>32987457</itemNo>
   </purchaseOrder>' 
WELLFORMED) AS PO FROM DUAL;
 
PO
-----------------------------------------------------------------
124 <purchaseOrder poNo="12435">
   <customerName> Acme Enterprises</customerName>
   <itemNo>32987457</itemNo>
   </purchaseOrder>