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First data that represents a level associated with an element within an expression, such as an XPath expression, is generated from the expression, and stored in one or more columns of a table. Second data that represents a condition on an attribute of the element is generated from the expression, and stored in one or more columns of the same or a different table. A plurality of expressions can be processed as such, and a determination made whether any of the expressions match with a given hierarchical data item, such as an XML document, that includes a value that corresponds to an attribute that is associated with an element that resides at a particular level within the data item. Such determination is made based on whether the particular level matches the first data and the value satisfies the second data associated with a given expression.

Title
Managing XPath expressions in a database system
Application Number
10/365771
Publication Number
7107282 (B1)
Application Date
February 12, 2003
Publication Date
September 12, 2006
Inventor
Aravind Yalamanchi
Nashua
NH, US
Agent
John D Henkhaus
Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker
Assignee
Oracle International Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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