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How to loop through the children nodes of an XML table with Oracle?

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Hello,

I'm trying to figure out how to loop through multiple child nodes of the same name in an XML table; like this:

<root>
    <attributes>
        <people>
            <name>Joe</name>
            <interests>Sports</interes<wbr ></wbr>ts>
        </people>
        <people>
            <name>James</name>
            <interests>Video Games</interests>
        </people>
    </attributes>
</root>

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I would like to get the list of people who are interested in Sports, but when I try to get the people attribute; I get an error saying the XML node had to be unique and wouldn't work unless I use the specific number; at which point it becomes a little frustrating when the node isn't always in the same place every time.

Is there any smarter way to loop through the Oracle XML table programmatically with a query?

Appreciate any help!
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