Our XQuery training course will show you how to use this technology in a generic, language context. XQuery implementations are associated with database products, where the tool-specific skills are greater than just the XQuery components. To avoid this the tool used will be an XQuery engine, one of the most popular, open-source XQuery implementations that operates directly on XML documents in filestore.
"This course was an excellent foundation for XQuery, which provided an insight into how it can be used by the company. The practical exercises were very useful to reinforce processes that will be seen on a daily basis."
RT, Developer, XQuery, June 2021
What kind of language is XQuery?
How does it relate to XPath 2.0
What is it used for?
How can it be deployed?
Types of XQuery products
XQuery and SQL co-existence
A reporting application, analyzing the results of a sports tournament, where the emphasis is on selecting data using Path expressions
By comparison, a presentation of what's new in XSLT 2.0 including XSLT solutions to the previous two scenarios.
The objective is to establish the foundational concepts of the languages needed to underpin the next stage of of practical learning. Illustration of the role that the data model plays in integrating XQuery into web-based applications.
A recursive function to display the table of contents of a document with a nested section structure
A transformation exercise to extract indexing terms from a document and construct a concordance
An introduction to XML Schema and its role in both validation and as a type system for XQuery and XSLT 2.0. Advantages and disadvantages of using XML Schemas when writing queries.
Schema-aware XQuery processing and advantages of XML Schemas when writing queries. Overview of multiple modules in XQuery
Text processing using regular expression -a practical "up-conversion" exercise, locating patterns of text within an input document and adding markup to the document#
A reporting exercise involving grouping, eg. Producing a sales report by calendar quarter and region.
An opportunity to review what has been learnt and how the knowledge can be applied in the client's project. This will typically include a discussion of the role of XQuery alongside other technologies.
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