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  • Latest Post - ‏2011-04-11T21:16:46Z by SystemAdmin
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Pinned topic XQuery 1.1 support

‏2011-04-11T18:39:47Z |
I've been testing some queries with the XQuery Whiteboard tool. When comparing distinct-values syntax for grouping, the 1.1 'group by' syntax is many times faster.

Since DB2 does not currently support XQuery 1.1, by goal is to embed the whiteboard query processing engine in my Java application. Unfortunately the query related methods in the XQueryWhiteboard.jar are not public accessible.

Are there any whiteboard jars available that I can include in my project?

Without the performance increase of the 'group by' syntax, DB2 would not be a viable candidate as a data source.

Thanks for any suggestions,
Updated on 2011-04-11T21:16:46Z at 2011-04-11T21:16:46Z by SystemAdmin
  • MatthiasNicola
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    Re: XQuery 1.1 support

    Hi Gary,

    there is one more option that you have for efficient grouping and aggregation of XML. You can write the query in SQL/XML notation (i.e. SQL with embedded XQuery) and use the GROUP BY clause of the SQL language. If you need to process large amounts of data then this will probably provide better performance than grouping and aggregation inside your application.

    An example of this approach is described in "Query 10" and "Query 11" of this article:

    The example in "Query 11" returns a relational result set, but that can be changed so that it returns the result in whatever XML format you require.

    Does that help?

    Separately, let me find out about the availability of the query related methods in the XQuery Whiteboard.


    Matthias Nicola
  • SystemAdmin
    230 Posts

    Re: XQuery 1.1 support

    Sorry, but we do not offer the query transformation code in XQuery Whiteboard for use in applications. XQuery Whiteboard allows us to demonstrate features are being considered by the XML Query WG. It is not product-quality code and for some of the features it does not perform particularly well.

    In case you aren't aware of it, you can see the transformation that is being done by using View -> Generated XQuery after executing your query.

    I'll also point out that group by is part of XQuery 3.0 (previously called XQuery 1.1), which has been published as a Working Draft, subject to change at any time.