Welcome to the documentation of BaseX!
BaseX is both a light-weight, high-performance and scalable XML database system as well as an XPath/XQuery processor with full support for the W3C Update and Full Text extensions. It focuses on storing, querying, and visualizing large XML documents and collections. BaseX is platform-independent and distributed under the free BSD License (find more in Wikipedia).
This documentation is based on BaseX 6.7.1.
Features that have been added in the upcoming version are flagged in red (e.g.: Version 7.0).
The Getting Started Section gives you a quick introduction to BaseX. We suggest to start with the graphical frontend (BaseX GUI) as this is the easiest way to access your XML data, and get an idea of how BaseX works.
More information on using the wide range of XQuery functions and performing XPath and XQuery requests with BaseX can be found in our XQuery Portal.
The Developer Section provides useful information for developers. Here you can find information on various alternatives to integrate BaseX into your own project.
Information for advanced users can be found in our Advanced Usage Section, which contains details on the BaseX storage and the Server architecture, and presents some more GUI features.
You are welcome to contribute to our Wiki! Due to repeated spamming activites, we have blocked free access to this Wiki, but it's easy to get a new account. If you are looking for direct contact, please don’t hesitate and write to our mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org).