Extra nesting using DBMS_XMLGEN.getxml and Cursor expression <xmltag_ROW>

  • From: "Joel Slowik" <jslowik@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 19:02:13 -0500

I've been searching the documentation and google but I can't seem to
find what I am looking for.

Let's use this simple query:

select dbms_xmlgen.getxml('select cursor(select ''1'' "one", ''2''
"two", ''3'' "three" from dual) "numbers" from dual')
from dual;

the result is:

"<?xml version="1.0"?>

Question1: Why was <numbers_row> created when <numbers> is sufficient
(at least for my purposes)?

Question2: Can I get rid of that extra nesting with the xmlgen package
or some other package? I'm using regular expressions to do so but it
seems a bit unreasonable.

Thank you,

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