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XQuery Expressions

Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview

Topic Status: Some information in this topic is preview and subject to change in future releases. Preview information describes new features or changes to existing features in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

This topic describes XQuery expressions.

Primary Expressions (XQuery)

Describes XQuery primary expressions. These include literals, variable references, context item expressions, constructors, and function calls.

Path Expressions (XQuery)

Describes XQuery path expressions. These locate nodes, such as element, attribute, and text, in a document.

Sequence Expressions (XQuery)

Describes XQuery operators to work with sequences of numbers.

Arithmetic Expressions (XQuery)

Describes using arithmetic expressions in XQuery.

Comparison Expressions (XQuery)

Describes the comparison expressions supported by XQuery. That is, the general, value, node comparison, and node type comparison expressions.

Logical Expressions (XQuery)

Describes XQuery support for the logical and and or operators.

XML Construction (XQuery)

Describes XQuery constructors that allow you to construct XML within a query.

FLWOR Statement and Iteration (XQuery)

Describes the FLOWR iteration syntax. This stands for FOR, LET, WHERE, ORDER BY, and RETURN. LET is not supported.

Ordered and Unordered Expressions (XQuery)

Describes the ordering mode for XQuery operations. By default, the ordering mode is set to ordered.

Conditional Expressions (XQuery)

Describes XQuery support for the conditional if-then-else statement.

Quantified Expressions (XQuery)

Describes the existential and universal quantifiers in XQuery.

SequenceType Expressions (XQuery)

Describes the SequenceType syntax in XQuery.

Validate Expressions (XQuery)

The validate expression is not supported.

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