SQL Saturday #34/New England Data Camp v2.0

It’s official sports fans. Well, it’s been official since last week since Adam Machanic set up the web site. The New England SQL Server Users Group and the Southern New England SQL Server Users Group are again jointly hosting a full day of SQL Server goodness on January 30th. The call for sponsors and speakers […]

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SQL Server XQuery For Idiots

I’m still struggling with learning XQuery. My latest little revelation was small, but vital. The difference between: @inXML.nodes('/rss/channel/item') and @inXML.nodes('/rss[1]/channel[1]/item') Is the difference between a 10 minute query and a 4 second query. Kind of shocking really. My understanding is that XQuery assumes there are multiple...

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