[xquery-talk] Union and Intersect Operators

=?GB2312?B?1dTA1w==?= zhaolei at gmail.com
Sat Mar 15 10:12:16 PST 2008

In your second query, "intercept" should be "intersect"?

Union is functioned on nodes. And two nodes nodeA and nodeB are
duplicates only if they satisfy "nodeA is nodeB". In the xpath
expression, tags <head>, <p>, <note> and <address> locate different
nodes, which are not duplicates. Thus "union" gives all of them, and
"intersect" gives none.


On 3/15/08, Wei, Alice J. <ajwei at indiana.edu> wrote:
> Hi,
>  I have a strange output here from the web application using xquery. I intend to use the union operator here to combine all the results of the possible tags I intend to run search against, but it turned out that the $count variable below, which the similar XPath has been used to call the function as well for the query, does not exclude duplicates. What it appears to do is giving me all the tags that contain the the phrase $search to my query
> let $search := upper-case(request:get-parameter("search", ""))
> let $count := count(collection("xmldb:exist://db/cbml")//ad/((head union p) union (note union //address))[contains(upper-case(.),$search)])
> When I used
> let $count := count(collection("xmldb:exist://db/cbml")//ad/((head union p) intercept (note union //address))[contains(upper-case(.),$search)])
> it gives me no output.
> However, the first line I had, it gives me back as many times the phrase $search has been used in the four parameters.
> If anyone needs to see more of my query, I would love to provide it, but the query itself is very long.
> Can anyone please give me tips on what might have gone wrong here?
> Thanks to those who can help.
> Alice
> ======================================================
> Alice Wei
> MIS 2008
> School of Library and Information Science
> Indiana University Bloomington
> ajwei at indiana.edu
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