22 OCI Globalization Support Functions

This chapter describes the OCI globalization support functions.

This chapter contains these topics:

Introduction to Globalization Support in OCI

This chapter describes the globalization support functions in detail.

Conventions for OCI Functions

See the "Conventions for OCI Functions" for the conventions used in describing each function. The entries for each function may also contain the following information:


The values returned. The standard return values have the following meanings as described in Table 22-1.

Table 22-1 Function Return Values

Return Value Meaning


The operation succeeded.


The operation failed. The specific error can be retrieved by calling OCIErrorGet() on the error handle passed to the function.


The OCI handle passed to the function is invalid.

See Also:

"Error Handling in OCI" for more information about return codes and error handling