Many database vendors are jumping into the XML bandwagon supporting seamless SQL/XML integration . Oracle has a repertoire of XML-enabled interfaces. So does Sybase, SQL Server etc. The point to note however, is that these tools and frameworks are native and cannot be used as generic( cross-vendor ) solutions. Having said that, I should point out that it is fairly easy to write your own lightweight class library to format a DB resultset to XML and vice-versa. The book "XML Databases" by Wrox Press ( Author Kevin Williams ) is written specifically to address XML-DB integration and using an XML file itself to represent a small hierarchical database. If you haven't read it, I suggest you check it out! Good luck,
------------------ Ajith Kallambella M. Sun Certified Programmer for the Java�2 Platform. IBM Certified Developer - XML and Related Technologies, V1.
Open Group Certified Distinguished IT Architect. Open Group Certified Master IT Architect. Sun Certified Architect (SCEA).
Excellent reference. It helped me tremendously as did Ajith's timely advice to hard code customized xml based on my particular data. I think that remains the best way at this point in the technology. Sanjay