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  • From: KenNorth <KenNorth@email.msn.com>
  • To: Huaxin Zhang <hxzhang@cs.ualberta.ca>
  • Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2000 14:43:40 -0700

> Perhaps this is an old question, but I still can't find answer anywhere:
> How to save this may-be extremely large tree structured XML files into
some kind of database

The topic of mapping hierarchical data to databases, particularly SQL
databases, has been around for a while:

1. Chapter 11 ("SGML and Databases") of Practical SGML (Kluwer Academic
Publishers) discusses research done by Hans Schouten in 1989.

2. Parts assemblies are hierarchical. Developers have been using SQL for
BOMP (bill-of-materials processing) for years. Raima (now Centura Software)
used to publish an SQL schema for benchmarking a BOMP application.

3. This was a discussion topic on BYTE's web site. The URL below has links
to information such as articles and books by Joe Celko and David

4. Search the archives of comp.databases.theory for "hierarchical" or "tree

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