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XML is one of a family of web standards for data description, validation, manipulation, and interchange. It enables the construction of application-specific data languages, which can be handled by generic tools. Its other main benefits are its platform independence, self-describing structure, and human readability.
All the big relational database vendors are adding XML support to their databases and their confidence in XML as a maturing data standard is strengthening. Microsoft's commitment to XML extends beyond the database to include application and presentation layers, particularly in .NET. The nascent field of web services will depend on the effective interface between relational databases and the XML messages that link them.
SQL Server 2000 XML Distilled is for you if:
You are an experienced SQL Server professional (a DBA or data-tier developer) with a knowledge of the basics of XML who is being asked either to present relational data in an XML format, or to store XML data
You are wondering what the motivation is in combining SQL Server 2000 and XML
You want to understand what support SQL Server 2000 provides for these tasks
You need the detail on the latest SQL Server XML features provided in SQLXML 3.0
You are concerned about the security and performance consequences of the design choices you make
SQL Server 2000 XML Distilled shows you:
Where XML as a data model makes sense
When and how best to get both relational databases and XML to work together
How to set up and configure the SQL Server XML environment
How to query SQL Server data and return an XML format FOR XML, URL, and template queries
Ways to map between relational and XML schemas
SQL Server Annotated Schemas, XML Views, and XPath queries
How to store XML data in a relational database OPENXML, Updategrams, and SQLXML BulkLoad
.NET support for XML in SQL Server 2000 SQLXML Managed Classes and DiffGrams
Case studies of multi-client data access and Biztalk working with SQL Server 2000
The future of XML support in SQL Server web services and XQuery
- Paperback: 600 pages
- Publisher: Curlingstone
(October 1, 2002)
- Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 6.0 x 8.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds.
- Average Customer Review: based on 9 reviews.
Amazon.com Sales Rank in Books: #587,836
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Not to be missed - check out this excellent book!, November 24, 2002
SQL Server 2000 XML Distilled, from cover to cover its 100% professional & 100% technically absorbing.
The content is mega interesting & discussed as you would use it here on planet-earth. It really gets into the juicy everyday issues.
For example, converting data-types, and modeling enumerations: from XML code to creating a table & then inserting values into the table.
Talk about nitty-gritty discussion: when it comes to OPENXML, in other books it's the same old story "it impacts performance", well that's not the case in this book - here there is a download file to setup and test, & a series of timing graphs supported with clear & objective discussion. The book even identifies an apparent level of fixed overhead for the number of elements that are parsed.
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Recommended for all SQL Server 2000 Developers and DBA, November 23, 2002
Even though this book is one of the first attempts of Curlingstone press, the book is by far one of the best covering how to use XML in SQL Server. Most other books are copy cats of MSDN online refrence but this book stands out by covering SQL XML 3.0 in great detail and explains each and every topic with very good practical examples.
I highly recommend for all the developers who want to get the data from SQL Server 2000 in XML format. The book also covers in great detail about programmatic access of SQLXML in VB6 and .NET.
If you are planning an integration with Biz Talk server and SQL server or if you are planning to expose your Stored procedures through Web services, I think this is the only book which covers those topics through case studies.
I strongly recommend this book to all SQL Server 2000 Developers and DBA's.
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