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Re: What is the logic of storing XML in a Database?

From: Cimode <cimode_at_hotmail.com>
Date: 30 Mar 2007 10:27:46 -0700
Message-ID: <1175275666.007174.249020@y66g2000hsf.googlegroups.com>


On Mar 30, 6:05 pm, "Aloha Kakuikanu" <aloha.kakuik..._at_yahoo.com> wrote:
> On Mar 29, 11:04 pm, "Cimode" <cim..._at_hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On 29 mar, 22:54, Bernard Peek <b..._at_alpha.shrdlu.com> wrote:
> > > In fact there are already two systems that do that. One is XML, the other is
> > > ODBC. I understand that ODBC uses a primitive dialect of SQL to select data
> > > for transmission. If it could be replaced by a better language then it might
> > > be usable.
>
> > I am curious about this statement. More than 4 ou of 5 dbms's (namely
> > ORACLE, DB2, SQL Server) can perfectly communicate db to db using
> > ODBC, OLE DB or Native providers. Why exactly would XML be necessary
> > on all of them because one out of 5 minor technologies do not use
> > XML? Is there any *good reason* XML is necessary?
>
> You don't need ODBC to copy the data from one database to the other.
> You need to execute 2 commands:
>
> create database link remoteDB <connection details>;
>
> create table Emp as
> select * from Emp_at_remoreDB;
>
> You can even join 2 tables from different databases. The details how
> database support it are not important.
Agreed.
Check my post for more detailed info...Besides comparing a file format (XML, CSV, TXT) to a middleware (providers) seems odd to me. Received on Fri Mar 30 2007 - 12:27:46 CDT

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