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Xpath functions in oracle

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Is there any function like fn:local-name(.) in oracle XPATH functions. If yes help me wit ha simple example.

I am new to Oracle & migrating procedure from SQL server to oracle where procedure taken XML script as input.

I need to convert below SQL server select statement to Oracle.

SELECT     converseUID,
                    cast(ServiceCalls.query('fn:local-name(.)') as varchar(100)),
          FROM     @WIP.nodes('//WIP/gatewayServiceCalls/*') as WIP(ServiceCalls)
          WHERE     WIP.ServiceCalls.value('(startTime)[1]','int') <> 0

Thanks in advance.
  • 1. Re: Xpath functions in oracle
    MarcoGralike Oracle ACE Director
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    We would need an exact database version to be able to give you some good advice...
  • 2. Re: Xpath functions in oracle
    odie_63 Guru
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    ... continued from SQL Forum : {thread:id=2431325}

    This should do it :
    SQL> SELECT x.*
      2  FROM XMLTable(
      3         '/gatewayServiceCalls/*'
      4         passing xmltype(bfilename('TEST_DIR','wip.xml'), nls_charset_id('AL32UTF8'))
      5         columns
      6           nodename   varchar2(20)  path 'fn:local-name(.)'
      7         , totaltime  number        path 'TotalTime'
      8         , status     varchar2(15)  path 'Status'
      9         , prim_defer varchar2(15)  path 'Primary_deferred'
     10         , from_cache varchar2(1)   path 'FromCache'
     11         , start_time number        path 'startTime'
     12       ) x
     13  WHERE start_time != 0
     14  ;
    -------------------- ---------- --------------- --------------- ---------- ----------
    mqdrop                     5466 SUCCESS         Primary                     640743750
    tranManLogRequest             0 SUCCESS         Deferred                    640743721
    tranManIsEnabled              0 SUCCESS         Primary         1           640743723
    XMLValidation                 6 SUCCESS         Primary                     640743743
    sqiwcall                      4 SUCCESS         Deferred                    640752535
    garageTransform               6 SUCCESS         Primary                     640743737
    6 rows selected
    NB : for my own convenience, I used the following to access the XML from my filesystem :
    xmltype(bfilename('TEST_DIR','wip.xml'), nls_charset_id('AL32UTF8'))
    In your case, use the column/variable holding the XML instead. Based on your other thread, I guess it's "v_wip"?

    Edited by: odie_63 on 24 août 2012 16:41
  • 3. Re: Xpath functions in oracle
    860250 Newbie
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    Thanks a lot for your help.

    I am trying to convert the below from sql server to oracle for the same v_wip input & in oracle its not working.

    @MQResponse1 = @WIP.value('(//WIP/gatewayServiceCalls/mqdrop/Response)[1]','varchar(max)')

    Below is the logic which I have used for oracle conversion.

    SELECT x.nodename, x.respon
    -- INTO v_servicename, v_MQResponse1
    FROM XMLTable(
    passing v_wip
    nodename VARCHAR2(4000) path 'fn:local-name(.)'
    , respon VARCHAR2(4000) path 'Response'
    ) x;
  • 4. Re: Xpath functions in oracle
    860250 Newbie
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    Can any one help me on this
  • 5. Re: Xpath functions in oracle
    odie_63 Guru
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    The PATH expression is wrong and, based on the sample XML you've posted earlier, VARCHAR2(4000) is not large enough to hold the extracted value.

    You'll have to use CLOB datatype :
    SELECT x.response
    FROM XMLTable(
           passing v_wip
             response   clob  path 'Response'
         ) x
    or, if you're expecting a single value then preferably :
               passing v_wip
               returning content
             as clob
    FROM dual;


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