[xquery-talk] Using Union Operator without Duplicate Records

Florent Georges lists at fgeorges.org
Sun Dec 30 05:30:06 PST 2007

Alice Wei wrote:

>     The code below works great, but is it possible to
> shorten the "for" clause so that it looks something like

> for $project in doc("resume_2.xml")//author

> without using the XML embedded inside to shorten the code?

  Just replace the hard-coded XML element with doc(...):

    for $a in distinct-values(
        doc('...')//author[@type = ('co-author', 'Faculty')]

  Not tested.

  If your input is quite well structured, you can maybe
avoid the use of the // operator, which can be very not



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