|Oracle9i Application Developer's Guide - Large Objects (LOBs)
Release 1 (9.0.1)
Part Number A88879-01
Introduction to LOBs, 5 of 12
In this release, for the first time, you can access LOBs using SQL VARCHAR2 semantics, such as SQL string operators and functions.
By providing you with an SQL interface, which you are familiar with, accessing LOB data can be greatly facilitated. You can benefit from this added functionality in the following two cases: