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insert/update xmltype attribute or element in plsql stored procedure

Posted on 2008-10-29
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hi all,

1. how do i insert an element with attribute tag in xmltype column.

for eg. i have this document in some table with xmltype column.  

<people>
     <person name="johnny" age="10">
         <person name="mandy" age="11">
              "<i want to update/insert new elements here>"
         </person>
     </person>
</people>

and

2. update the document only on attributes, let's say i identified that i want to update person "johnny" age to 15, how am i gonna do that in PL/SQL?

please advise,
wesley
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1.

from your example it looks like you want to nest each person's node,  so your new node will be a child of mandy,
if so,  use this...

update yourtable
set yourxml = insertchildxml(yourxml,'//person[@name="mandy"]','person',xmltype('<person name="wxII" age="99"></person>'))


2.
update yourtable set yourxml = updatexml(yourxml,'//person[@name="johnny"]/@age',15)
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by:wxII
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hi, thanks for the reply, the solution 1 works great but solution 2 throws this error.


ORA-00600: internal error code, arguments: [qmcxeUpdateXml:2.1], [], [], [],[], [], [], []

any other alternatives? please advise and thanks

wxII
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by:sdstuber
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See metalink doc NOTE:745282.1

there is a patch for it
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by:wxII
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hi sdstuber,

i couldn't find the metalink you provided in oracle site.



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by:sdstuber
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How did you search?

Do a Doc ID/ Article ID search for 745282.1.

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Or you can go directly to the patch...

Patch# 7478006
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by:wxII
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hi sdstuber,

the oracle version i'm using is 11.1.0.6, is it patched in 11.1.0.7? or only available from oracle metalink?

thanks,
wxII
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yes you must download the patch from metalink

11.1.0.7  still has the problem, and has the same patch to correct it.

If you don't want to install the patch, you'll have to wait until 11.1.0.8 comes out
but that also will only be available via metalink.
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by:wxII
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thanks for the feedback and thorough solutions.
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glad I could help
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Do you need additional help on your other open question?
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