ORA-00904 XMLROOT Invalid Identifier

(Doc ID 1924507.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

The following query using XMLRoot errors out with ORA-904

 

select XMLSerialize( CONTENT XMLRoot( XMLElement( ERRCOL_LIST, XMLAgg( XMLElement( ERRCOL_LIST_ITEM, XMLForest( table_name))))))
from ALL_TAB_COLUMNS where rownum < 2;


select XMLSerialize( CONTENT XMLRoot( XMLElement( ERRCOL_LIST
  *
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-00904: "XMLROOT": invalid identifier

Cause

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