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How to run xquery dynamically on file listing from directory

Jonathan Robie jonathan.robie at redhat.com
Thu Apr 10 16:05:41 PDT 2008

  How to run xquery dynamically on file listing from
What XQuery implementation are you using, in what environment?


http://x-query.com/mailman/listinfo/talk wrote:
> I'm a complete newbie at xquery and am trying to execute a query dynamically on 
> all files in a given directory, rather than hardcoding a particular file into 
> the 'doc()' call.  I've tried using 'collection()' but am unclear as to how to 
> get it to work.
> I did see this thread on x-query.com:
>  Query Through Multiple Files
> but the closest anyone came to the answer I was hoping to find was to hardcode a 
> *list* of files to traverse.
> Is there anyway to do something like:
>     for $x in collection("xmlfiles")
> where 'xmlfiles' is a subdirectory containing the actual xml files I want to 
> use?  I would need to know the exact syntax, as this is all new to me.
> Thanks!
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