The Fundamentals of the SQL Server 2005 XML Datatype

September 2, 2005

[From Developer.com]

Have you ever wanted flexibility in your SQL Server database without having to add additional tables? Do you store XML in your SQL Server 2000 database and yearn for an easier way to validate it against a XML Schema definition? If you're planning on upgrading to SQL Server 2005, you're in luck.

The world is moving to XML for many of its data storage needs, and SQL Sever 2005 has embraced XML in a big way. Alhough SQL Server 2000 always supported some form of XML, SQL Server 2005 ups the ante quite a bit. Microsoft has added the new XML datatype, along with a range of functions to manipulate it.

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