|Oracle9i SQL Reference
Release 2 (9.2)
Part Number A96540-02
LIBRARY statement to create a schema object associated with an operating-system shared library. The name of this schema object can then be used in the
PROCEDURE statements, or when declaring a function or procedure in a package or type, so that SQL and PL/SQL can call to third-generation-language (3GL) functions and procedures.
To create a library in your own schema, you must have the
LIBRARY system privilege. To create a library in another user's schema, you must have the
LIBRARY system privilege. To use the procedures and functions stored in the library, you must have
EXECUTE object privileges on the library.
LIBRARY statement is valid only on platforms that support shared libraries and dynamic linking.
REPLACE to re-create the library if it already exists. Use this clause to change the definition of an existing library without dropping, re-creating, and regranting schema object privileges granted on it.
Users who had previously been granted privileges on a redefined library can still access the library without being regranted the privileges.
Specify the name you wish to represent this library when declaring a function or procedure with a
Specify a string literal, enclosed in single quotes. This string should be the path or filename your operating system recognizes as naming the shared library.
filename' is not interpreted during execution of the
LIBRARY statement. The existence of the library file is not checked until an attempt is made to execute a routine from it.
AGENT clause if you want external procedures to be run from a database link other than the server. Oracle will use the database link specified by
agent_dblink to run external procedures. If you omit this clause, the default agent on the server (
extproc) will run external procedures.
The following statement creates library
The following statement re-creates library
The following example creates a library
app_lib and specifies that external procedures will be run from the public database
"Defining a Public Database Link: Example" for information on creating database links