How to store and retrieve XML data into MySQL

Guys very first thing, MySQL doesn’t support XML data type like Microsoft SQL Server.

Many times it is require to store multiple node of data into a single column, in the form of XML.

You have to store XML in CLOB (Character Large Object) data type of MySQL which is a different size of TEXT data type.

MySQL provides different types of XML function so using this function, we can parse XML data very easily.

Below is a full demonstration on storing and retrieval of XML data into MySQL.

First store XML data like any other string,

Second, Parsing this data using below stored procedure:

Call this stored procedure and look into result.


This is basic about XML Data / XML Type into MySQL.

Anvesh Patel

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