This document is your primary source of introductory, installation, postinstallation configuration, and usage information for Oracle COM Automation Feature.


Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2) is the last database version that supports Oracle COM Automation feature. Oracle Database versions, which are released after Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2), will not support Oracle COM Automation feature. You can continue to use Oracle COM Automation feature with existing Oracle Database versions that are covered under the lifetime support policy of Oracle.

This document describes the features of Oracle Database for Windows that apply to the Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 operating systems.

This Preface contains these topics:


Oracle COM Automation Feature Developer's Guide is intended for developers who develop solutions that use COM.

To use this document, you need familiarity with:

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