An Introduction to the XQuery FLWOR Expression

The Sequel to the Highly Acclaimed "Learn XQuery in 10 Minutes" by Dr. Michael Kay Now Available for FREE!

BEDFORD, MA -- 11/09/2005 -- Stylus Studio (http://www.stylusstudio.com), the industry-leading provider of XML development tools and components for advanced data integration, today announced the availability of a new XQuery tutorial entitled — "Blooming FLWOR: An Introduction to the XQuery FLWOR Expression". Forget about those old-fashioned, costly online XQuery training seminars – "An Introduction to the XQuery FLWOR Expression" is informative, fast, easy to learn, and best of all 100% Free. The new tutorial is written by XML industry guru, Dr. Michael Kay, founder of Saxonica, the producer of the Saxon XQuery and XSLT processor. Dr. Kay is a member of the W3C committee on XQuery, XPath, and XSLT, and the author of numerous best-selling XML books. Software developers and managers looking give development teams an extra edge can read the new FLWOR tutorial online today.

This informative new XQuery tutorial is designed for anyone who wants to understand how to use the powerful XQuery FLWOR (For, Let, Where, Order By and Return) Expression. The problem is that not all XML developers have been using XML for years and can pick up new languages in a heartbeat. With this new tutorial it gives XML new comers and experts alike the ability to gain a stronger threshold of the XQuery technology by using XQuery FLWOR expressions. The XQuery FLWOR Expressions are very easy to learn, especially if you're more used to thinking of your data as a table. To ensure you have the most powerful XQuery knowledge regarding the XQuery FLWOR Expressions, we've packed all the need to knows into one powerful introduction tutorial. "An Introduction to the XQuery FLWOR Expression" covers the following topics:

  • What is the XQuery FLWOR Expression?
  • The Principal Parts of an XQuery FLWOR Expression
  • XQuery FLWOR Examples
  • Declaring XQuery types
  • XQuery Position variables
  • Multiple assignments
  • Grouping in XQuery

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