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What's New in Oracle C++ Call lnterface?

This section describes new features in Oracle C++ Call Interface Programmer's Guide and supplies pointers to additional information.

New Features for Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2)

The following OCCI feature is new to the Oracle Database 11g Release 2:

SecureFiles Content Types

SecureFiles can now be associated with a content type. Content types can be set using setContentType() and retrieved with getContentType() methods. Note that content types are limited to 128 bytes. Primary documentation for this feature is in the Oracle Database SecureFiles and Large Objects Developer's Guide.

This feature adds new methods to the Blob Class:

This feature adds new methods to the Clob Class:

New Features for Oracle Database 11g Release 1 (11.1)

The following OCCI features are new to the Oracle Database 11g Release 1:

Database Resident Connection Pooling

Documentation for this feature is in section "Database Resident Connection Pooling".

"Administrating Database Resident Connection Pools" describes the responsibilities of a SYSDBA user in activating and maintaining this feature, while "Using Database Resident Connection Pools" discusses the programmatic steps.

This feature adds new versions of this method to Environment Class:

This feature adds new versions of these methods to StatelessConnectionPool Class:

SecureFile Compression, Encryption, and Deduplication

This feature is thoroughly described in the Oracle Database SecureFiles and Large Objects Developer's Guide. Information specific to OCCI is in section "Using SecureFiles" of Chapter 7, "Programming with LOBs". Section "SecureFiles LOB Types and Constants" describes the new LOB attributes, while Chapter 13, "OCCI Application Programming Interface" documents the new and changed APIs for the OCCI interface.

Section "SecureFiles LOB Types and Constants" lists two new attribute types for LOBs, and adds more options an existing type. These are all listed in the following tables:

The following new methods are added to the Blob Class:

The following new methods are added to the Clob Class:

In addition, the behavior of the following methods changed for both Blob Class and Clob Class: getChunkSize() and copy().

Run-time Load Balancing of the Stateless Connection Pool

Information about this feature is in section"Run-time Load Balancing of the Stateless Connection Pool".

New APIs for this feature are described in Chapter 13, "OCCI Application Programming Interface":

Fault Diagnosability

Information about this feature is in section "Fault Diagnosability".

Client Result Cache

Documentation for this feature is in section "Client Result Cache".