Ordered and Unordered Expressions (XQuery)
Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview
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By default, the ordering mode for all operations in SQL Server is ordered. Therefore, the node sequences returned by the path expressions and the FLWOR expressions, without the order by clause, are in document order.
The additional ordered and unordered syntax described in the XQuery specification is not supported.