Preface

This manual, with the Oracle Database Installation and Administration Guide for Fujitsu BS2000/OSD, forms the system-specific component of a set of manuals which document installation, maintenance, and use of the Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2).

General information about the Oracle Database for all operating systems is contained in the Oracle Database documentation set.

This Preface contains the following topics:

Audience

This manual is intended for users of the Oracle Database running under the BS2000/OSD operating system, and for those who provide support to these users. Those responsible for installing the Oracle Database, or administering the Oracle Database, or both, should also refer to the information contained in the Oracle Database Installation and Administration Guide for Fujitsu BS2000/OSD.

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Using Oracle Database Documentation

The Oracle Database products that run under BS2000/OSD are identical, in the way in which they are supported, to the Oracle Database products that run under any other operating system. However, because of the diversity of operating systems, the use of applications may differ slightly between different operating systems. As a result of this, Oracle provides two types of documentation:

Type Meaning/Usage
Generic This is the primary Oracle Database documentation, which describes how the product works and how it is used. Use this type of documentation to learn about product functions and how to use any Oracle Database product or utility.
System Specific This documentation provides the information required to use the product under a specific operating system. Use this type of documentation to determine whether there are any system-specific deviations from the generic documentation.

This manual is written for users of Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2) for BS2000/OSD, providing them with BS2000/OSD-specific information about using Oracle Database products. It does not describe how to use a product unless its use is different than that described in the generic documentation. System programmers and database administrators responsible for installing the Oracle Database, or administering the Oracle Database, or both, should read this manual as well as the Oracle Database Installation and Administration Guide for Fujitsu BS2000/OSD. There are places where the information in these manuals overlap and is presented differently depending on the target audience.

The reader is assumed to have a fundamental knowledge of BS2000/OSD. No attempt is made to document features of BS2000/OSD except as they affect or are affected by the Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2).

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Conventions Used in this Manual

The following conventions are observed in this manual.

Typographic Conventions

The following text conventions are used in this manual:

Convention Meaning
boldface Boldface type indicates graphical user interface elements associated with an action, or terms defined in text or the glossary.
italic Italic type indicates book titles, emphasis, or placeholder variables for which you supply particular values.
monospace Monospace type indicates commands within a paragraph, URLs, code in examples, text that appears on the screen, or text that you enter.

Command Syntax

Item Syntax
Commands This font identifies text which must be entered exactly as shown:
set echo off
Variables Variables appear in italics. Substitute an appropriate value, for example:

arg1

Required Items Required items are enclosed in braces { }. You must choose one of the alternatives.
DEFINE { macro1 | macro2 }
Optional Items Optional items are enclosed in square brackets [].

[options] formname [userid/password]

Repetitive Items An ellipsis, ... represents an arbitrary number of similar items.

CHKVAL fieldname value1 value2... valueN


Punctuation

The following symbols should always be entered as they appear in the command format:

Name Symbol
ampersand &
backslash \
colon :
comma ,
double quotation mark "
equal sign =
hyphen -
number sign #
parantheses ()
period .
semicolon ;
single quotation mark '