Tuesday, June 05, 2007

New XML Capabilities in SQL Server 2005

Prior to SQL Server 2005, if developers wanted to convert XML data to relational data, they had to use combinations of the stored procedure sp_xml_preparedocument and the OPENXML function. While still valid, this methodology introduces some overhead. SQL 2005 provides native support for the XML data type, and new methods to directly parse and read the data more

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