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The XMLSERIALIZE() function allows for serializing XML content into a string type

SELECT xmlserialize(CONTENT xmlelement(NAME 'a') AS VARCHAR)
FROM dual
create.select(xmlserializeContent(xmlelement("a"), VARCHAR))

The result would look like this:

| xmlserialize |
| <a/>         |

Dialect support

This example using jOOQ:

xmlserializeContent(xmlelement("a"), VARCHAR(1000))

Translates to the following dialect specific expressions:

DB2, Postgres, Teradata

xmlserialize(CONTENT xmlelement(NAME a) AS varchar(1000))


xmlserialize(CONTENT xmlelement(NAME a) AS varchar2(1000))

ASE, Access, Aurora MySQL, Aurora Postgres, BigQuery, ClickHouse, CockroachDB, Derby, DuckDB, Exasol, Firebird, H2, HSQLDB, Hana, Informix, MariaDB, MemSQL, MySQL, Redshift, SQLDataWarehouse, SQLServer, SQLite, Snowflake, Sybase, Trino, Vertica, YugabyteDB

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