|Oracle9i Application Developer's Guide - Large Objects (LOBs)
Release 1 (9.0.1)
Part Number A88879-01
External LOBs (BFILEs), 37 of 41
"Use Case Model: External LOBs (BFILEs)" for all basic operations of External LOBs (BFILES).
As you can see by comparing the code, these alternative methods are very similar. However, while you can continue to use the older
FILECLOSE form, we strongly recommend that you switch to using
CLOSE, because this facilitates future extensibility.