2489Re: [xml-dbms] Re: Retrieving Data from One of Many Tables using a Single Map File
- Sep 12, 2002
> How does the user enter their query? Do they justThere are list of queries to be chose.
> type things in (which
> means you need to parse their input) or are they
> selecting from lists,
>That is what I am doing right now. But I view this
> If the user is selecting from lists, etc., you can
> do one of two things:
> 1) Limit the number of choices that the user has.
> You can then tie each
> choice directly to map and filter files.
as a workaround. At this stage we can live with this.
> > What about XQuery? Is that going to address theI am hoping XML-DBMS can implement Xquery in the
> > issues? I hope it will.
> Probably. If you were using XQuery, you could allow
> the user to either
> (a) type in an XQuery statement or (b) graphically
> build an XQuery
> statement. In the first case, you would simply pass
> the user input to an
> XQuery engine. In the second case, you would build
> an XQuery statement
> from the user's input and pass it to an XQuery
> engine. Both are probably
> easier than using XML-DBMS, although building a
> graphical XQuery editor
> is probably a lot of work.
near future. If not, I probabley need to think about
other solutions. We're not considering commercial
products right now.
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