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What new in XML Data Type if we can store data into separate columns?

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 12, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server

Being new to XML Data Type I want to know what is the need to store our data in XML format if we can save it into separate Columns?

1. Is this practice being widely using in creating databases and maintaining information more efficiently?

2. Does this process follows Normalization rules?

3. What are the pros & cons?


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