11g Release 2 (11.2)
Oracle Database Reference, 11g Release 2 (11.2)
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Primary Author: Bert Rich
Contributors: Nipun Agarwal, Rick Anderson, Mark Bauer, Neerja Bhatt, Tudor Bosman, George Candea, Wilson Chan, Sumanta Chatterjee, Eugene Chong, Connie Dialeris Green, Harvey Eneman, Bruce Ernst, Ira Greenberg, Steve Harris, Thuvan Hoang, Lilian Hobbs, Namit Jain, Hakkan Jakobsson, Bob Jenkins, Mark Johnson, Jonathan Klein, Sushil Kumar, Tirthankar Lahiri, Bill Lee, Yunrui Li, Juan Loaiza, Rich Long, Diana Lorentz, Catherine Luu, Neil MacNaughton, Ari Mozes, Gopal Mulagund, Subramanian Muralidhar, Ravi Murthy, Karuna Muthiah, Arvind Nithrakashyap, Ronald Obermarck, Kant Patel, Christopher Racicot, Mark Ramacher, Shankar Raman, Suvendu Ray, Ann Rhee, Beth Roeser, Kathy Rich, Vivian Schupmann, Debbie Steiner, Seema Sundara, Juan Tellez, Alex Tsukerman, Kothanda Umamageswaran, Randy Urbano, Steve Vivian, Eric Voss, Tak Wang, Steve Wertheimer, Andy Witkowski, Daniel Wong, Graham Wood, Brian Wright, Aravind Yalamanchi, Qin Yu, Mohamed Ziauddin
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