XML Publishing | XML Data Type | Teradata Vantage - 17.10 - XML Publishing - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantageā„¢ - XML Data Type

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
July 2021
Last Update
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
English (United States)
Last Update

XML publishing is the process of formatting the results of an SQL query as XML. SQL query results are mapped to an XML format according to a mapping specification provided by the user.

To publish XML from Vantage, perform the following tasks:

  1. Define the SQL query whose output you want to publish as XML.
  2. Define a mapping from the SQL query results to the desired XML structure.
  3. Store the mapping so that it can be easily referenced, for example, in a stylesheet repository table.
  4. Call one of the XML publishing stored procedures (XMLPUBLISH or XMLPUBLISH_STREAM) with the following arguments:
    • The SQL query you defined in step 1
    • The mapping you saved in step 3

You define the XML publishing mapping as an XSLT stylesheet that defines a transformation from the canonical representation of the query result to the desired XML output structure.

If you pass NULL as the Xslt (mapping definition) argument to XMLPUBLISH or XMLPUBLISH_STREAM, the stored procedures will return the canonical XML representation as output.