Re: Urgent XML DOM question in Oracle

From: Maxim Demenko <>
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2009 00:36:27 +0100
Message-ID: <>

Nicklas schrieb:
> Hi
> I have a question when I use the xmldom in a procedure.
> I need to have the following information in my file from the
> procedure:
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?>
> The problem with the xmldom is that I don't know how to add the tag
> <?
> POSTNET SND="XXXXX001" REC="XXXX0001" MSGTYPE="XXX"?> to the root.
> Any suggestions would be very appreciated.
> Best regards
> Nicklas

Please, take into account, that subject URGENT is generally considered on this newsgroup as rude. As well as multiposting - doing that you don't increase your chance to get helpful answer, similarly by not publishing your oracle version - especially xml functionality is subject to change between releases.
But assuming, you are on 10gR2, you could do something like this with xmlpi.

SQL> with t as (

   2 select xmltype('<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?><doc/>') x from dual

   3 )
   4 select updatexml(x,'/doc',
   5 xmlconcat(xmlpi(name "POSTNET",'SND="XXXXX001" REC="XXXX0001" MSGTYPE="XXX"'),

   6          extract(x,'/doc'))
   7          ) xml

   8 from t;


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><?POSTNET SND="XXXXX001" REC="XXXX0001" MSGTYPE="XXX"?><doc/>

If you are on 9i, there is no xmlpi, but you could search OTN XMLDB Forum for workarounds (i have seen a couple, if i am not wrong).

Best regards

Maxim Received on Thu Mar 12 2009 - 18:36:27 CDT

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