Starting with an XML document, you can get the data into variables of your
choice of language depending on the parser you use: there are parsers
available for C, Perl, C++ and many other computer languages most
importantly Java. Once you've got the data into your variables, what you
want to do with it is purely your choice. You can store it in a databse or a
flat file or you can do some processing with it and then store the results
in any format or retransmit the results to another application in XML
format. The possibilities are so many that the mind boggles.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Benny Mathew" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2001 9:09 AM
Subject: XML Newbie-- flatfile vs. rdbms
> Hi Guys....
> I am new to XML technology, and am not very sure about the exact
> applications of XML.
> Just trying to use XML in what ever I see fit.
> My Query is:
> Can we use XML to store data in a flat file instead of an RDBMS?, what are
> the advantage/disadvantages in doing so...
> what if the data is an enterprise database consisting of thousands of
> Are there any issues in storing very large data only in XML file and
> no RDBMS. What about concurrency, can a lot of people access the same xml
> file at the same time?
> hope someone will enlighten me on this.
> Thanks in advance.
> ßëññÿ Mâthëw