[xquery-talk] XQUERY SQL

Jonathan Robie jonathan.robie at datadirect.com
Thu Jul 27 12:56:24 PDT 2006

Hi David,

I assume you are doing data publishing, where much of the document is 
hand-authored, but some of it is generated from a database. Is this right?

A few questions:

- In the database, is the data you want in traditional relational rows 
and columns, or is it in XML stored in the database?
- How much of XQuery do you need? Is the limited support found natively 
in SQL Server 2005 enough for your needs, or do you want to be able to 
use pretty much the whole language? Or if you could issue SQL from a 
stylesheet, would that meet your needs?
- Do you want to do this from within a program, or from within an XML IDE?


David White wrote:
> Thanks for the URLs,
> I looked them over and they are similar to other information I have 
> already found.  I will provide more specifics to what I need help on.
> We use docbook XML and apache xalan to publish our books.
> Is anyone familiar with this chain and how to get it to talk to 
> Microsoft SQL 2005?

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