[xquery-talk] A walk down Sesame St - counting for simpletons

Andrew Welch andrew.j.welch at gmail.com
Tue Apr 8 09:29:14 PDT 2014

On 8 April 2014 17:08, David Carlisle <davidc at nag.co.uk> wrote:
> On 08/04/2014 17:04, Ihe Onwuka wrote:
>> yes, for some reason I strenuously avoid using the for version of
>> Flowr syntax so abandoned my attempt without considering it.
> well you could use ! instead, I don't have a version 3 to hand but I think
> it would be
> ('myColl','myColl2')!count(collection(.)//elem)

It's been a while but I think eXist's collection() implementation can
take a sequence:

count( collection(('myColl', 'myColl2'))//elem )

MarkLogic, Saxon etc all take sequences

Andrew Welch

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