This chapter presents the cartridge functions.
See Also:For code examples, see the demonstration programs included with your Oracle installation. For additional information, refer to Appendix B, "OCI Demonstration Programs".
This chapter contains these topics:
This chapter first describes the OCI external procedure functions. These functions enable users of external procedures to raise errors, allocate some memory, and get OCI context information.
See Also:For more information about using these functions in external procedures, see the chapter on external procedures in Oracle Database Advanced Application Developer's Guide
Then the cartridge services functions are described.
See Also:For more information about using these functions, see Oracle Database Data Cartridge Developer's Guide
A brief description of the action performed by the function.
A description of each of the function's parameters. This includes the parameter's mode. The mode of a parameter has three possible values, as described next:
More detailed information about the function (if available). This may include restrictions on the use of the function, or other information that might be useful when using the function in an application.
A list of related function calls. For cartridge services, see all the other functions in the group being documented.
Success and error return codes are defined for certain external procedure interface functions. If a particular interface function returns
OCIEXTPROC_ERROR, then applications must use these macros to check for return values.
OCIEXTPROC_SUCCESS - External Procedure Success Return Code
OCIEXTPROC_ERROR - External Procedure Failure Return Code
The C callable interface to PL/SQL external procedures requires the
with_context parameter to be passed. The type of this structure is
OCIExtProcContext, which is opaque to the user.
The user can declare the
with_context parameter in the application as