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Namespace Support in PATH Mode

Namespace support in the PATH mode is provided by using WITH NAMESPACES. For example, the following query demonstrates the WITH NAMESPACES syntax to declare a namespace ("a:") that can then be used in the subsequent SELECT statement:

WITH XMLNAMESPACES('a' as a)
SELECT 1 as 'a:b'
FOR XML PATH

These samples illustrate the use of PATH mode in generating XML from a SELECT query. Many of these queries are specified against the bicycle manufacturing instructions XML documents that are stored in the Instructions column of the ProductModel table.

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