Example: Retrieving Product Model Information as XML

THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO:yesSQL Server (starting with 2008)noAzure SQL DatabasenoAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

The following query returns product model information. RAW mode is specified in the FOR XML clause.

Example

USE AdventureWorks2012;  
GO  
SELECT ProductModelID, Name  
FROM Production.ProductModel  
WHERE ProductModelID=122 or ProductModelID=119  
FOR XML RAW;  
GO  

This is the partial result:

<row ProductModelID="122" Name="All-Purpose Bike Stand" />

<row ProductModelID="119" Name="Bike Wash" />

You can retrieve element-centric XML by specifying the ELEMENTS directive.

USE AdventureWorks2012;  
GO  
SELECT ProductModelID, Name  
FROM Production.ProductModel  
WHERE ProductModelID=122 or ProductModelID=119  
FOR XML RAW, ELEMENTS;  
GO  

This is the result:

<row>  
  <ProductModelID>122</ProductModelID>  
  <Name>All-Purpose Bike Stand</Name>  
</row>  
<row>  
  <ProductModelID>119</ProductModelID>  
  <Name>Bike Wash</Name>  
</row>  

You can optionally specify the TYPE directive to retrieve the results as xml type. The TYPE directive does not change the content of the results. Only the data type of the results is affected.

USE AdventureWorks2012;  
GO  
SELECT ProductModelID, Name  
FROM Production.ProductModel  
WHERE ProductModelID=122 or ProductModelID=119  
FOR XML RAW, TYPE ;  
GO  

See Also

Use RAW Mode with FOR XML