This preface introduces you to the Oracle Database 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.
The Oracle Database JDBC Developer's Guide and Reference is intended for developers of Java Database Connectivity (JDBC)-based applications and applets. This book can be read by anyone with an interest in JDBC programming, but assumes at least some prior knowledge of the following:
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The following books are also available from the Oracle Java Platform group:
This book introduces the basic concepts of Java 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) is in this book. This book also discusses Java stored procedures, which were formerly discussed in a standalone book.
This book describes how to use the Oracle JPublisher utility to translate object types and other user-defined types to Java classes. If you are developing 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.
The following OC4J documents, for Oracle Application Server releases, are also available from the Oracle Java Platform group:
This book provides some overview and general information for OC4J; primer chapters for servlets, JSP pages, and EJBs; and general configuration and deployment instructions.
This book provides information for JSP developers who want to run their pages in OC4J. It includes a general overview of JSP standards and programming considerations, as well as discussion of Oracle value-added features and steps for getting started in the OC4J environment.
This book provides conceptual information and detailed syntax and usage information for tag libraries, JavaBeans, and other Java utilities provided with OC4J.
This book provides information for servlet developers regarding use of servlets and the servlet container in OC4J. It also documents relevant OC4J configuration files.
This book provides information about basic Java services supplied with OC4J, such as JTA, JNDI, and the Oracle Application Server Java Object Cache.
This book provides information about the EJB implementation and EJB container in OC4J.
The following documents are from the Oracle Server Technologies group:
The following documents from the Oracle Application Server group may also be of some interest:
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This section describes the conventions used in the text and code examples of this documentation set. The following table describes those conventions and provides examples of their use.
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|Italics||Italic typeface indicates book titles or emphasis.||Oracle Database Concepts
Ensure that the recovery catalog and target database do not reside on the same disk.
||Uppercase monospace typeface indicates elements supplied by the system. Such elements include parameters, privileges, data types, RMAN keywords, SQL keywords, SQL*Plus or utility commands, packages and methods, as well as system-supplied column names, database objects and structures, user names, and roles.||You can specify this clause only for a
You can back up the database by using the
||Lowercase monospace typeface indicates executables, filenames, directory names, and sample user-supplied elements. Such elements include computer and database names, net service names, and connect identifiers, as well as user-supplied database objects and structures, column names, packages and classes, user names and roles, program units, and parameter values.
Note: Some programmatic elements use a mixture of UPPERCASE and lowercase. Enter these elements as shown.
The password is specified in the
Back up the datafiles and control files in the
||Lowercase italic monospace font represents placeholders or variables.||You can specify the