I am querying a sqlite database which contains XML data in a TEXT column using DBI.
Here is a sample of the data contained in that column:
<element xmlnssi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlnssd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"><items><item><data>some text here</data></item></items></element>
Although I can successfully retrieve the content of that column via a SELECT statement and performing some search and replace to get only the content of element/items/item/data, this is unsatisfactory:
my $myQuery = $dbh->prepare( "SELECT source FROM myTable" );
$source =~ s/<element xmlns:xsi=\"http:\/\/www.w3.org\/2001\/XMLSchema
$source =~ s/<\/data><\/item><\/items><\/element>//g;
I would like to be able to match the content of /element/items/item/data directly against a LIKE expression such as (pseudo-code):
( "SELECT ('/element/items/item/data') as source FROM myTable WHERE so
+urce LIKE '%some string%'" );
How could I achieve this? What modules would I need?
Thanks for your help.
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