XMLFOREST

Teradata Vantageā„¢ XML Data Type

brand
Software
Teradata Vantage
prodname
Teradata Database
Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine
vrm_release
16.20
category
Programming Reference
featnum
B035-1140-162K

Purpose

Constructs a sequence of XML elements, which when serialized return a concatenation of the serializations of individual members of the sequence.

Syntax





You can include only one default namespace declaration item. It can appear in any position in the list of comma-separated namespace declarations or at the end of the list.
XML namespace declaration

XML namespaces that are scoped when the query expressions (row and column) are evaluated.

Namespaces declared in the prolog of the queries override any namespace declarations specified here.
'XML_namespace_URI'
The URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) that identifies the XML namespace.
XML_namespace_prefix
The namespace prefix.
forest_element_value
A value for the forest element.
forest_element_name
A name for the forest element.
OPTION
NULL ON NULL
EMPTY ON NULL
ABSENT ON NULL
NIL ON NULL
NIL ON NO CONTENT
XML content options.
RETURNING CONTENT
The return value is an XQuery document node with the forest elements as its children.
RETURNING SEQUENCE
The return value is a sequence with the forest elements as items. This is the default.