[Monetdb-developers] multiple XQuery statements in one xq file

Sjoerd Mullender sjoerd at acm.org
Fri Apr 13 13:11:33 CEST 2007

Fabian Groffen wrote:
> On 13-04-2007 12:33:09 +0200, Djoerd Hiemstra wrote:
>> Dear Sjoerd or other developers,
>> Could you please change the "MapiClient -lx" protocol such that the end
>> of query does not coincide with end-of-file? We would like to provide
>> little XQuery scripts with multiple XQuery statements, but of course I
>> cannot put the end-of-file mark into that file without ending the file
>> (well, you know what I mean). Any end-of-query marker will do, but ';'
> JdbcClient used to use this "statement separator", but in XQuery it is
> not correct, as ; is used in XQuery itself.  Wouter and Jens probably
> can easily come up with an example of ; being not correct.
>> would be prefered I guess, to stay in line with Mil and SQL.
>> For instance (Similar to having multiple SQL insert statements):
>> pf:add-doc("http://www.utwente.nl/a1.xml", "a1.xml");
>> pf:add-doc("http://www.utwente.nl/a2.xml", "a2.xml");
>> pf:add-doc("http://www.utwente.nl/a3.xml", "a3.xml");
>> I know I can do this in one transaction, but I do not want to.
> I believe Peter implemented something like <> as separator, but I'm not
> sure on that one.

This is correct.  You can use <> at the start of a line as separator,
but only in XQuery mode.

Sjoerd Mullender

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