Name

XMLAppendChildren — Modify an XML document by adding new children to the given entity.

Synopsis

XMLAppendChildren ( inout source any ,
  in insertion1 any ,
  in insertion2 any ,
  ... ,
  in insertionN any );
 

Description

The function modifies the XML document of the given source XML tree entity by adding new children to the node specified by the entity. The source entity should be XML tree entity, not "persistent XML" entity. The value of source can be either an element entity or a root entity; source can not be an attribute entity or a leaf entity like text or processing instruction.

The values passed in parameters insertion1 ... insertionN will be converted into XML nodes according to rules described in section Composing Document Fragments From DOM Function Arguments.

After calling the function, parameter source is still a valid XML entity that points to the modified node. The value passed as source can be used in the rest of caller procedure.

Parameters

source

The XML tree entity whose document should be modified. This document should not be locked (see Changing XML Entities in DOM Style for details).

parameterI

The value to be added as as child node of source .

Return Types

The function returns NULL.

Examples

Example 24.498. XMLAppendChildren in a Virtuoso/PL procedure

The sample procedure contains two calls of XMLAppendChildren . First call append three children to a node; second call demonstrates how text nodes can be merged.

create procedure XMLAppendChildren_demo()
{
  declare DESCRIPTION varchar (40);
  declare ENTITY, ent any;
  result_names (DESCRIPTION, ENTITY);
  result ('EXAMPLE1', 'Plain appending of some children');
  ent := xpath_eval ('//b', xtree_doc ('<a><b>Hello</b></a>'));
  result ('The document to modify', xpath_eval ('/', ent));
  result ('The node to be extended', ent);
  XMLAppendChildren (ent, xtree_doc ('<comma/>'), ' world', xtree_doc ('<excl/>'));
  result ('The changed document', xpath_eval ('/', ent));
  result ('The original entity is updated', ent);
  result ('EXAMPLE2', 'Appending that cause concatenation of text nodes');
  result_names (DESCRIPTION, ENTITY);
  ent := xpath_eval ('//b', xtree_doc ('<a><b>Hello</b></a>'));
  result ('The document to modify', xpath_eval ('/', ent));
  result ('The node to be extended', ent);
  XMLAppendChildren (ent, ', ', ' world', '!');
  result ('The changed document', xpath_eval ('/', ent));
  result ('The original entity is updated', ent);
}

Done. -- 00000 msec.

XMLAppendChildren_demo()
DESCRIPTION                               ENTITY
VARCHAR                                   VARCHAR
_______________________________________________________________________________

EXAMPLE1                                  Plain appending of some children
The document to modify                    <a><b>Hello</b></a>
The node to be extended                   <b>Hello</b>
The changed document                      <a><b>Hello<comma /> world<excl /></b></a>
The original entity is updated            <b>Hello<comma /> world<excl /></b>
EXAMPLE2                                  Appending that cause concatenation of text nodes
The document to modify                    <a><b>Hello</b></a>
The node to be extended                   <b>Hello</b>
The changed document                      <a><b>Hello,  world!</b></a>
The original entity is updated            <b>Hello,  world!</b>

10 Rows. -- 00000 msec.