This manual, in conjunction with the Oracle Database User's Guide for Fujitsu Siemens BS2000/OSD forms the system-specific component of a set of manuals which document installation, maintenance, and use of the Oracle Database release 10.2 and related products. This manual provides information for those responsible for installing and administering Oracle Database 10g release 2 for BS2000/OSD and describes:

The Oracle Database User's Guide for Fujitsu Siemens BS2000/OSD, provides information for BS2000/OSD end-users of Oracle products. You need to use the Oracle Database User's Guide for Fujitsu Siemens BS2000/OSD for certain topics that are applicable both to users and database administrators.

The preface contains the following topics:


This manual is written for people who are responsible for installing and maintaining the Oracle Database 10g release 2, and for assuring its smooth operation. These people are usually system programmers who may have Database Administrator (DBA) responsibilities.

The reader is assumed to have a fundamental knowledge of BS2000/OSD. No attempt is made to document features of BS2000/OSD, except as they affect or are affected by the Oracle Database 10g release 2.

Using Oracle Database Documentation

The Oracle Database products that run under BS2000/OSD are identical, in the way in which they are supported, to the Oracle Database products that run under any other operating system. However, because of the diversity of operating systems, the use of applications may differ slightly between different operating systems. As a result of this, Oracle provides two types of documentation:

Type Meaning/Usage
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System Specific This documentation provides the information required to use the product under a specific operating system. Use this type of documentation to determine whether there are any system-specific deviations from the generic documentation.

This manual is written for users of Oracle Database 10g release 2 (10.2) for BS2000/OSD, providing them with BS2000/OSD-specific information on using Oracle Database products. It does not describe how to use a product unless its use is different than that described in the generic documentation. System programmers and database administrators responsible for installing the Oracle Database, or administering the Oracle Database, or both, should read this manual as well as the Oracle Database User's Guide for Fujitsu Siemens BS2000/OSD. There are places where the information in these manuals overlap and is presented differently depending on the target audience.

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Conventions Used in this Manual

The following conventions are observed in this manual.

Typographic Conventions

The following text conventions are used in this manual:

Convention Meaning
boldface Boldface type indicates graphical user interface elements associated with an action, or terms defined in text or the glossary.
italic Italic type indicates book titles, emphasis, or placeholder variables for which you supply particular values.
monospace Monospace type indicates commands within a paragraph, URLs, code in examples, text that appears on the screen, or text that you enter.

Command Syntax

Item Syntax
Commands This font identifies text which must be entered exactly as shown:
set echo off
Variables Variables appear in italics. Substitute an appropriate value, for example:


Required Items Required items are enclosed in braces { }. You must choose one of the alternatives.
DEFINE { macro1 | macro2 }
Optional Items Optional items are enclosed in square brackets [].

[options] formname [userid/password]

Repetitive Items An ellipsis, ... represents an arbitrary number of similar items.

CHKVAL fieldname value1 value2... valueN


The following symbols should always be entered as they appear in the command format:

Name Symbol
ampersand &
backslash \
colon :
comma ,
double quotation mark "
equal sign =
hyphen -
number sign #
parantheses ()
period .
semi colon ;
single quotation mark '