This appendix contains a list of terms and definitions pertaining to the gateway and its components and function.
For a list of other terms and definitions associated with the gateway, refer to Chapter 1 of the Oracle Database Gateway for APPC User's Guide.
This appendix contains the following section:
Following is a list of some of the terms and definitions used in this edition of the Oracle Database Gateway for APPC Installation and Configuration Guide.
This file is known as
initsid.ora and it contains parameters that govern the operation of the gateway. If you are using the SNA protocol, then refer to Appendix A, "Gateway Initialization Parameters for SNA Protocol" for more information. Refer to Appendix B, "Gateway Initialization Parameters for TCP/IP Communication Protocol" if your protocol is TCP/IP.
PGAINIT, which initializes transactions
PGAXFER, which transfers data
PGATERM, which terminates transactions
Refer to "Remote Procedural Call Functions" in this guide and to Appendix B, "Gateway RPC Interface" in the Oracle Database Gateway for APPC User's Guide for more information about gateway remote procedures.
dg4pwd is a utility which encrypts passwords that are normally stored in the gateway initialization file. Passwords are stored in an encrypted form in the password file, making the information more secure. Refer to "Passwords in the Gateway Initialization File" for detailed information about how the
dg4pwd utility works.
This gateway mapping tool is applicable only when the gateway is using TCP/IP support for IMS Connect. Its function is to map the side profile name to TCP/IP and IMS Connect attributes into the
Procedural Gateway Administration (PGA) is a general reference within this guide to all or most components comprising the Oracle Database Gateway for APPC. This term is used when references to a specific product or component are too narrow.
Procedural Gateway Definition Language (PGDL) is the collection of statements used to define transactions and data to the PGAU.
This is a precompiled PL/SQL procedure that is stored in Oracle database .
This component of the gateway represents a series of data conversion functions for PL/SQL RAW variables and remote host data. The types of conversions performed depend on the language of the remote host data. Refer to "UTL_RAW Functions" in Appendix D of the Oracle Database Gateway for APPC User's Guide for more information.
This component of the gateway represents a series of COBOL numeric data conversion functions. Refer to "NUMBER_TO_RAW and RAW_TO_NUMBER Argument Values" in Appendix D of the Oracle Database Gateway for APPC User's Guide for supported numeric datatype conversions.