XML is a new native Virtuoso datatype, based on an extension of LONG VARCHAR for compatibility with ODBC clients, allows direct storage, retrieval and querying of XML stored in a database table. This has always been possible with Virtuoso utilizing xml_tree_doc() and friends but now you can easily concentrate on what more important, the data, and not which datatype to convert it to next.

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XML Column Type