This guide describes features of application development and integration using Oracle Streams Advanced Queuing (AQ). This information applies to versions of the Oracle Database server that run on all platforms, unless otherwise specified.

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This guide is intended for programmers who develop applications that use Oracle Streams Advanced Queuing.

To use this document, you need knowledge of an application development language and object-relational database management concepts.

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Many of the examples in this book use the sample schemas, which are installed by default when you select the Basic Installation option with an Oracle Database installation. Refer to Oracle Database Sample Schemas for information on how these schemas were created and how you can use them yourself.


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