xpath function (Databricks SQL)

Returns values within the nodes of xml that match xpath.

Syntax

xpath(xml, xpath)

Arguments

  • xml: A STRING expression of XML.

  • xpath: A STRING expression that is a well formed XPath.

Returns

An ARRAY of STRING.

The function raises an error if xml or xpath are malformed.

Examples

> SELECT xpath('<a><b>b1</b><b>b2</b><b>b3</b><c>c1</c><c>c2</c></a>','a/b/text()');
 [b1, b2, b3]