|Oracle9i JDBC Developer's Guide and Reference
Release 1 (9.0.1)
Part Number A90211-01
This preface introduces you to the Oracle9i JDBC Developer's Guide and Reference, discussing the intended audience, structure, and conventions of this document. A list of related Oracle documents is also provided.
This manual is intended for anyone with an interest in JDBC programming but assumes at least some prior knowledge of the following:
The Oracle9i JDBC Developer's Guide and Reference contains the following chapters and appendices:
This book uses Solaris syntax, but file names and directory names for Windows NT are the same, unless otherwise noted.
The term [
ORACLE_HOME] is used to indicate the full path of the Oracle home directory.
In examples, an implied carriage return occurs at the end of each line, unless otherwise noted. You must press the Return key at the end of a line of input.
The following conventions are also used in this manual:
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This section lists other documentation of interest.
See the following additional documents available from the Oracle Java Platform group:
This book introduces the basic concepts of Java in Oracle9i and provides general information about server-side configuration and functionality. Information that pertains to the Oracle Java platform as a whole, rather than to a particular product (such as JDBC, SQLJ, or EJBs) is in this book.
This book describes how to use the JPublisher utility to translate object types and other user-defined types to Java classes. If you are developing SQLJ or JDBC applications that use object types, VARRAY types, nested table types, or object reference types, then JPublisher can generate custom Java classes to map to them.
This book covers the use of SQLJ to embed static SQL operations directly into Java code, covering SQLJ language syntax and SQLJ translator options and features. Both standard SQLJ features and Oracle-specific SQLJ features are described.
This book discusses Java stored procedures--programs that run directly in the Oracle9i server. With stored procedures (functions, procedures, database triggers, and SQL methods), Java developers can implement business logic at the server level, thereby improving application performance, scalability, and security.
This book describes the Oracle extensions to the Enterprise JavaBeans and CORBA specifications.
This book describes Oracle JVM tools and associated options.
You can also refer to the following documents from the Oracle Server Technologies group.
This book contains information about the Oracle8 Connection Manager and Oracle Net network administration in general.
This book contains information about NLS environment variables, character sets, and territory and locale settings. In addition, it contains an overview of common NLS issues, typical scenarios, and NLS considerations for OCI and SQL programmers.
This book describes features of the Oracle Advanced Security Option (formerly known as ANO or ASO).
This book introduces basic design concepts and programming features in using an Oracle9i database and creating database access applications.
This book describes general functionality and features of database large objects (LOBs) in Oracle9i.
This book contains general information about structured objects and other object-relational database features in Oracle9i.
This book documents PL/SQL packages available as part of the Oracle9i server, some of which may be useful to call from JDBC applications.
PL/This book explains the concepts and features of PL/SQL, Oracle's procedural language extension to SQL.
This book contains a complete description of the content and syntax of the SQL commands and features used to manage information in an Oracle database.
This book contains general reference information about the Oracle9i server.
This book contains information about error messages that can be passed by the Oracle9i server.
Documentation from the following Oracle groups may also be of interest.
This documentation contains information about how the Oracle9i Application Server supports JDBC.
This documentation contains information about how the Oracle JDeveloper supports Oracle JDBC.
This book describes how to develop applications using the OCI.
For documentation of SQLJ standard features and syntax, refer to ANSI NCITS 331.2-2000:
You can obtain this from ANSI at the following Web site:
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