Knowledge and ability to apply XML are de rigueur in today's world, and SQL Server developers and administrators are no exception to that rule. Pro SQL Server 2008 XML is your key to unlocking the powerful XML feature set first introduced in SQL Server 2005 and since refined in SQL Server 2008. Author Michael Coles shows how to store XML using SQL Server's built in XML data type. Learn to query and manipulate XML data using standard technologies such as XQuery and XSLT. No SQL Server database professional can afford to be without knowledge of the XML feature set. Pro SQL Server 2008 XML delivers on the knowledge that you need to remain competitive in your career. Shows how to store, query, and manipulate XML documents in SQL Server Provides step by step examples showing best practices and advanced features Accurately discusses how SQL Server's XML feature set stacks up against the ISO XML standards What you'll learn Store XML documents using SQL Server's built in XML data type Query those stored documents using SQL/XML and XQuery Manipulate and transform XML using XSLT and XPath Understand how SQL Server's XML support compares to the ISO XML standards Create SOAP endpoints for use in web services applications Create primary and secondary XML indexes to improve performance of XML queries Who this book is for SQL Server SQL/T SQL developers and .NET developers who want to take advantage of the specific server side XML functionality available in SQL Server 2008.
About the Author
Michael Coles has more than a decade's experience designing and administering SQL Server databases. A prolific writer of articles on all aspects of SQL Server, particularly on the expert use of T-SQL, he holds MCDBA and MCP certifications. He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in information technology from American Intercontinental University in Georgia. A member of the United States Army Reserve, he was activated for two years following 9/11.