XQuery fails with ORA-19276: XPST0005 - XPath step specifies an invalid element/attribute name (Doc ID 1949456.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2014

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

XQuery with nested square brackets "[" fails in versions > 11.2.0.2:

Cause

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