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183 DBMS_XDB_REPOS

The DBMS_XDB_REPOS package provides an interface to operate on the Oracle XML database Repository.

This chapter contains the following topics:


Using DBMS_XDB_REPOS


Overview

The DBMS_XDB_REPOS package lets you operate on the Oracle XML DB Repository to create, modify and delete resources, including managing security based on access control lists (ACLs). The interface provides both query and DML functions. Using a combination of PL/SQL packages - DBMS_XDB_REPOS, DBMS_XDBZ, and DBMS_XDB_VERSION - you can create, delete, and rename documents and folders, move a file or folder within the folder hierarchy, set and change the access permissions on a file or folder, and initiate and manage versioning.


Security Model

Owned by XDB, the DBMS_XDB_REPOS package must be created by SYS or XDB. The EXECUTE privilege is granted to PUBLIC. Subprograms in this package are executed using the privileges of the current user. Subprograms that operate on the XDB Configuration will succeed only if the current user is SYS or XDB, or the current user has the XDBADMIN or DBA role.


Constants

The DBMS_XDB_REPOS package uses the constants shown in Table 183-1, "DBMS_XDB_REPOS Constants".

Table 183-1 DBMS_XDB_REPOS Constants

Constant Type Value Description

DELETE_RESOURCE

NUMBER

1

Deletes a resource; fails if the resource has children.

DELETE_RECURSIVE

NUMBER

2

Deletes a resource and its children, if any.

DELETE_FORCE

NUMBER

3

Deletes the resource, even if the object it contains is invalid

DELETE_RECURSIVE_FORCE

NUMBER

4

Deletes a resource and its children, if any, even if the object it contains is invalid

DELETE_RES_METADATA_CASCADE

NUMBER

1

Deletes the row in the metadata

DELETE_RES_METADATA_NOCASCADE

NUMBER

2

Does not delete the row

DEFAULT_LOCK_TIMEOUT CONSTANT

PLS_INTEGER

(60*60)

Timeout value (in seconds) of the webdav lock

LINK_TYPE_HARD

NUMBER

1

Hard link of a folder to a resource

LINK_TYPE_WEAK

NUMBER

2

Weak link of a folder to a resource

LINK_TYPE_SYMBOLIC

NUMBER

3

Symbolic link of a folder to a resource



Summary of DBMS_XDB_REPOS Subprograms

Table 183-2 DBMS_XDB_REPOS Package Subprograms

Subprogram Description

ACLCHECKPRIVILEGES Function

Checks access privileges granted to the current user by specified ACL document on a resource whose owner is specified by the 'owner' parameter.

APPENDRESOURCEMETADATA Procedure

Takes in user-defined metadata either as a REF to XMLTYPE or an XMLTYPE and adds it to the desired resource

CHANGEOWNER Procedure

Changes the owner of the resource/s to the specified owner.

CHANGEPRIVILEGES Function

Adds a specified ACE to a specified resource's ACL

CHECKPRIVILEGES Function

Checks access privileges granted to the current user on the specified resource

CREATEFOLDER Function

Creates a new folder resource in the hierarchy

CREATEOIDPATH Function

Creates a virtual path to the resource based on object ID

CREATERESOURCE Functions

Creates a new resource

DELETERESOURCE Procedure

Deletes a resource from the hierarchy

DELETERESOURCEMETADATA Procedures

Deletes metadata from a resource (can be used for schema-based or nonschema-based metadata)

EXISTSRESOURCE Function

Determines if a resource is the hierarchy, based on its absolute path

GETACLDOCUMENT Function

Retrieves ACL document that protects resource given its path name

GETCONTENTBLOB Function

Retrieves the contents of a resource returned as a BLOB

GETCONTENTCLOB Function

Retrieves the contents of a resource returned as a CLOB

GETCONTENTVARCHAR2 Function

Retrieves the contents of a resource returned as a string

GETCONTENTXMLREF Function

Retrieves the contents of a resource returned as a a REF to an XMLTYPE

GETCONTENTXMLTYPE Function

Retrieves the contents of a resource returned as an XMLTYPE

GETLOCKTOKEN Procedure

Returns that resource's lock token for the current user given a path to a resource

GETPRIVILEGES Function

Gets all privileges granted to the current user on a specified resource

GETRESOID Function

Returns the object ID of the resource from its absolute path

GETXDB_TABLESPACE Function

Returns the current tablespace of the XDB (user)

HASBLOBCONTENT Function

Returns TRUE if the resource has BLOB content

HASCHARCONTENT Function

Returns TRUE if the resource has character content

HASXMLCONTENT Function

Returns TRUE if the resource has XML content

HASXMLREFERENCE Function

Returns TRUE if the resource has REF to XML content

ISFOLDER Function

Returns TRUE if the resource is a folder or container

LINK Procedures

Creates a link to an existing resource

LOCKRESOURCE Function

Gets a WebDAV-style lock on that resource given a path to that resource

PROCESSLINKS Procedure

Processes document links in the specified resource

PURGERESOURCEMETADATA Procedure

Deletes all user metadata from a resource

RENAMERESOURCE Procedure

Renames the XDB resource

SETACL Procedure

Sets the ACL on a specified resource

SPLITPATH Procedure

Splits the path into a parentpath and childpath

TOUCHRESOURCE Procedure

Changes the modification time of the resource to the current time

UNLOCKRESOURCE Function

Unlocks the resource given a lock token and resource path

UPDATERESOURCEMETADATA Procedures

Updates metadata for a resource



ACLCHECKPRIVILEGES Function

This function checks access privileges granted to the current user by specified ACL document by the OWNER of the resource. Returns positive integer if all privileges are granted.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.ACLCHECKPRIVILEGES(
   acl_path  IN  VARCHAR2,
   owner     IN  VARCHAR2,
   privs     IN  xmltype)
 RETURN PLS_INTEGER;

Parameters

Table 183-3 ACLCHECKPRIVILEGES Function Parameters

Parameter Description

acl_path

Absolute path in the Hierarchy for ACL document

owner

Resource owner name; the pseudo user "DAV:owner" is replaced by this user during ACL privilege resolution

privs

An XMLType instance of the privilege element specifying the requested set of access privileges. See description for CHECKPRIVILEGES Function.



APPENDRESOURCEMETADATA Procedure

This procedure takes in user-defined metadata either as a REF to XMLTYPE or an XMLTYPE and adds it to the desired resource.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.APPENDRESOURCEMETADATA (
 abspath   IN  VARCHAR2, 
 metadata  IN  XMLTYPE);

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.APPENDRESOURCEMETADATA (
 abspath   IN  VARCHAR2, 
 metadata  IN  REF SYS.XMLTYPE);

Parameters

Table 183-4 APPENDRESOURCEMETADATA Procedure

Parameter Description

abspath

Absolute path of the resource

metadata

Metadata can be schema based or nonschema-based. Schema-based metadata is stored in its own table.


Usage Notes

  • In the case in which a REF is passed in, the procedure stores the REF in the resource, and the metadata is stored in a separate table. In this case you are responsible for populating the RESID column for the metadata table. Note that theREF passed in must be unique. In other words, there must not be aREF with the same value in the resource metadata, as this would violate uniqueness of properties. An error is thrown if users attempt to add a REF that already exists.

  • In the case where the XMLTYPE is passed in, the data is parsed to determine if it is schema-based or not and stored accordingly.


CHANGEOWNER Procedure

This procedure changes the owner of the resource/s to the specified owner.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.CHANGEOWNER(
     abspath    IN   VARCHAR2,
     owner      IN   VARCHAR2,
     recurse    IN   BOOLEAN := FALSE);

Parameters

Table 183-5 CHANGEOWNER Procedure Parameters

Parameter Description

abspath

Absolute path of the resource

owner

New owner for the resource

recurse

If TRUE, recursively change owner of all resources in the folder tree



CHANGEPRIVILEGES Function

This function adds a specified ACE to a specified resource's ACL.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.CHANGEPRIVILEGES(
   res_path   IN    VARCHAR2,
   ace        IN    xmltype)
 RETURN PLS_INTEGER;

Parameters

Table 183-6 CHANGEPRIVILEGES Function Parameters

Parameter Description

res_path

Path name of the resource for which privileges need to be changed

ace

An XMLType instance of the <ace> element which specifies the <principal>, the operation <grant> and the list of privileges


Return Values

A positive integer if the ACL was successfully modified.

Usage Notes

If no ACE with the same principal and the same operation (grant/deny) already exists in the ACL, the new ACE is added at the end of the ACL.


CHECKPRIVILEGES Function

This function checks access privileges granted to the current user on the specified resource.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.CHECKPRIVILEGES(
   res_path   IN  VARCHAR2,
   privs      IN  xmltype)
 RETURN PLS_INTEGER;

Parameters

Table 183-7 CHECKPRIVILEGES Function Parameters

Parameter Description

res_path

Absolute path in the Hierarchy for resource

privs

An XMLType instance of the privilege element specifying the requested set of access privileges


Return Values

A positive integer if all requested privileges granted.


CREATEFOLDER Function

This function creates a new folder resource in the hierarchy.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.CREATEFOLDER(
   path   IN  VARCHAR2)
 RETURN BOOLEAN;

Parameters

Table 183-8 CREATEFOLDER Function Parameters

Parameter Description

path

Path name for the new folder


Return Values

TRUE if operation successful; FALSE, otherwise.

Usage Notes

The given path name's parent folder must already exist in the hierarchy: if '/folder1/folder2' is passed as the path parameter, then '/folder1' must already exist.


CREATEOIDPATH Function

This function creates a virtual path to the resource based on object ID.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.CREATEOIDPATH(
   oid    IN   RAW)
 RETURN VARCHAR2;

Parameters

Table 183-9 CREATEOIDPATH Function Parameters

Parameter Description

oid

Object ID of the resource



CREATERESOURCE Functions

The functions create a new resource. The description of the overload options precede each version of the syntax

Syntax

Creates a new resource with a specified string as its contents:

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.CREATERESOURCE( 
     abspath        IN  VARCHAR2,
     data           IN  VARCHAR2,
     createfolders  IN  BOOLEAN := FALSE)
 RETURN BOOLEAN;

Creates a new resource with a specified XMLType data as its contents:

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.CREATERESOURCE(
     abspath        IN  VARCHAR2,
     data           IN  SYS.XMLTYPE,
     createfolders  IN  BOOLEAN := FALSE)
 RETURN BOOLEAN;

Given a REF to an existing XMLType row, creates a resource whose contents point to that row. That row should not already exist inside another resource:

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.CREATERESOURCE(
     abspath        IN  VARCHAR2,
     datarow        IN  REF SYS.XMLTYPE,
     createfolders  IN  BOOLEAN := FALSE)
 RETURN BOOLEAN;

Creates a resource with a specified BLOB as its contents, and specifies character set of the source BLOB:

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.CREATERESOURCE(
     abspath        IN  VARCHAR2,
     data           IN  BLOB,
     csid           IN  NUMBER :=0,
     createfolders  IN  BOOLEAN := FALSE)
 RETURN BOOLEAN; 

Creates a resource with a specified BFILE as its contents, and specifies character set of the source BFILE:

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.CREATERESOURCE ( 
     abspath        IN  VARCHAR2,
     data           IN  BFILE,
     csid           IN  NUMBER :=0,
     createfolders  IN  BOOLEAN := FALSE)
 RETURN BOOLEAN;

Creates a resource with a specified CLOB as its contents:

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.CREATERESOURCE (
     abspath        IN  VARCHAR2,
     data           IN  CLOB,
     createfolders  IN  BOOLEAN := FALSE)
 RETURN BOOLEAN; 

Given a string, inserts a new resource into the hierarchy with the string as the contents:

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.CREATERESOURCE (
   abspath        IN  VARCHAR2, 
   data           IN  VARCHAR2,
   schemaurl      IN  VARCHAR2 := NULL,
   elem           IN  VARCHAR2 := NULL)
 RETURN BOOLEAN; 

Given an XMLTYPE and a schema URL, inserts a new resource into the hierarchy with the XMLTYPE as the contents:

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.CREATERESOURCE (
   abspath        IN  VARCHAR2, 
   data           IN  SYS.XMLTYPE,
   schemaurl      IN  VARCHAR2 := NULL,
   elem           IN  VARCHAR2 := NULL)
 RETURN BOOLEAN;

Parameters

Table 183-10 CREATERESOURCE Function Parameters

Parameter Description

abspath

Absolute path of the resource to create. The path name's parent folder must already exist in the hierarchy. In other words, if /foo/bar.txt is passed in, then folder /foo must already exist.

data

String buffer containing new resource's contents. The data is parsed to check if it contains a schema-based XML document, and the contents are stored as schema-based in the schema's default table. Otherwise, it is saved as binary data.

datarow

REF to an XMLType row to be used as the contents

csid

Character set id of the document. Must be a valid Oracle ID; otherwise returns an error.

If CSID is not specified, or if a zero CSID is specified, then the character set id of the document is determined as follows:

  • From the abspath extension, determine the resource's MIME type.

  • If the MIME type is */xml, then the encoding is detected based on Appendix F of the W3C XML 1.0 Reference at http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/REC-xml-20001006;

  • Otherwise, it is defaulted to the database character set.

createfolders

If TRUE, create the parent folders if they do not exist

schemaurl

For XML data, schema URL data conforms to (default NULL)

elem

Element name (default NULL)


Return Values

TRUE if operation successful; FALSE, otherwise.


DELETERESOURCE Procedure

This procedure deletes a resource from the hierarchy.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.DELETERESOURCE(
   path          IN      VARCHAR2,
   delete_option IN      PLS_INTEGER);

Parameters

Table 183-11 DELETERESOURCE Procedure Parameters

Parameter Description

path

Path name of the resource to delete

delete_option

The option that controls how a a resource is deleted:

  • DELETE_RESOURCE

  • DELETE_RECURSIVE

  • DELETE_FORCE

  • DELETE_RECURSIVE_FORCE



DELETERESOURCEMETADATA Procedures

This procedure takes in a resource by absolute path and removes either the schema-based metadata identified by the REF, or the metadata identified by the namespace and name combination, which can be either schema-based or non-schema based. It also takes an additional (optional) parameter that specifies how to delete it. This parameter is only relevant for schema-based resource metadata that needs to be deleted. For non-schema based metadata, this parameter is ignored.

Syntax

Can be used only for schema-based metadata:

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.DELETERESOURCEMETADATA (
   abspath        IN  VARCHAR2, 
   metadata       IN  REF SYS.XMLTYPE,
   delete_option  IN  pls_integer := DBMS_XDB_REPOS.DELETE_RESOURCE_METADATA_CASCADE);
 

Can be used for schema-based or nonschema-based metadata:

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.DELETERESOURCEMETADATA (
   abspath        IN VARCHAR2,
   metadatans     IN VARCHAR2,
   metadataname   IN VARCHAR2,
   delete_option  IN pls_integer := DBMS_XDB_REPOS.DELETE_RESOURCE_METADATA_CASCADE);

Parameters

Table 183-12 DELETERESOURCEMETADATA Procedure Parameters

Parameter Description

abspath

Absolute path of the resource

metadata

REF to the piece of metadata (schema based) to be deleted

mettadatans

Namespace of the metadata fragment to be removed

mettadataname

Local name of the metadata fragment to be removed

delete_option

Only applicable for schema-based metadata, this can be one of the following:

  • DELETE_RES_METADATA_CASCADE - deletes the corresponding row in the metadata table

  • DELETE_RES_METADATA_NOCASCADE - does not delete the row in the metadata table



EXISTSRESOURCE Function

This function indicates if a resource is in the hierarchy. Matches resource by a string that represents its absolute path.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.EXISTSRESOURCE(
   abspath    IN    VARCHAR2)
 RETURN BOOLEAN;

Parameters

Table 183-13 EXISTSRESOURCE Function Parameters

Parameter Description

abspath

Path name of the resource whose ACL document is required


Return Values

TRUE if the resource is found.


GETACLDOCUMENT Function

This function retrieves ACL document that protects resource given its path name.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.GETACLDOCUMENT(
   abspath  IN  VARCHAR2)
  RETURN sys.xmltype;

Parameters

Table 183-14 GETACLDOCUMENT Function Parameters

Parameter Description

abspath

Path name of the resource whose ACL document is required


Return Values

The XMLType for ACL document.


GETCONTENTBLOB Function

This function retrieves the contents of a resource returned as a BLOB.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.GETCONTENTBLOB(
     abspath    IN     VARCHAR2, 
     csid       OUT    PLS_INTEGER,
     locksrc    IN     BOOLEAN := FALSE) 
  RETURN BLOB;

Parameters

Table 183-15 GETCONTENTBLOB Function Parameters

Parameter Description

abspath

Absolute path of the resource

csid

If TRUE, lock and return the source LOB. If FALSE, return a temp LOB copy.

locksrc

Contents of the resource as a BLOB


Return Values

The contents of the resource as a BLOB.


GETCONTENTCLOB Function

This function gets the contents of a resource returned as a CLOB.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.GETCONTENTCLOB(
     abspath    IN     VARCHAR2,
  RETURN CLOB;

Parameters

Table 183-16 GETCONTENTCLOB Function Parameters

Parameter Description

abspath

Absolute path of the resource


Return Values

The contents of the resource as a CLOB.


GETCONTENTVARCHAR2 Function

This function gets the contents of a resource returned as a string.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.GETCONTENTVARCHAR2(
     abspath    IN     VARCHAR2,
  RETURN BLOB;

Parameters

Table 183-17 GETCONTENTVARCHAR2 Function Parameters

Parameter Description

abspath

Absolute path of the resource


Return Values

The contents of the resource as a string.


GETCONTENTXMLREF Function

This function retrieves the contents of a resource returned as a a REF to an XMLTYPE.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.GETCONTENTXMLREF(
     abspath    IN     VARCHAR2,
  RETURN SYS.XMLTYPE;

Parameters

Table 183-18 GETCONTENTXMLREF Function Parameters

Parameter Description

abspath

Absolute path of the resource


Return Values

The contents of the resource as a REF to an XMLTYPE.


GETCONTENTXMLTYPE Function

This function retrieves the contents of a resource returned as an XMLTYPE.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.GETCONTENTXMLTYPE(
     abspath    IN     VARCHAR2,
  RETURN SYS.XMLTYPE;

Parameters

Table 183-19 GETCONTENTXMLTYPE Function Parameters

Parameter Description

abspath

Absolute path of the resource


Return Values

The contents of the resource as an XMLTYPE.


GETLOCKTOKEN Procedure

Given a path to a resource, this procedure returns that resource's lock token for the current user.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.GETLOCKTOKEN(
   path         IN      VARCHAR2,
   locktoken    OUT     VARCHAR2);

Parameters

Table 183-20 GETLOCKTOKEN Procedure Parameters

Parameter Description

path

Path name to the resource

locktoken

Logged-in user's lock token for the resource


Usage Notes

The user must have READPROPERTIES privilege on the resource.


GETPRIVILEGES Function

This function gets all privileges granted to the current user on a specified resource.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.GETPRIVILEGES(
   res_path    IN     VARCHAR2)
 RETURN sys.xmltype;

Parameters

Table 183-21 GETPRIVILEGES Function Parameters

Parameter Description

res_path

Absolute path in the hierarchy of the resource


Return Values

An XMLType instance of <privilege> element, which contains the list of all leaf privileges granted on this resource to the current user.


GETRESOID Function

Returns the object ID of the resource from its absolute path.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.GETRESOID(
   abspath IN VARCHAR2)
RETURN RAW;

Parameters

Table 183-22 GETRESOID Function Parameters

Parameter Description

abspath_path

Absolute path of the resource


Return Values

NULL if the resource is not present.


GETXDB_TABLESPACE Function

This function returns the current tablespace of the XDB (user).

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.GETXDB_TABLESPACE
 RETURN VARCHAR2;

HASBLOBCONTENT Function

This function returns TRUE if the resource has BLOB content.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.HASBLOBCONTENT 
     abspath    IN     VARCHAR2)
 RETURN BOOLEAN;

Parameters

Table 183-23 HASBLOBCONTENT Function Parameters

Parameter Description

abspath_path

Absolute path of the resource


Return Values

TRUE if the resource has BOB content.


HASCHARCONTENT Function

This function returns TRUE if the resource has character content.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.HASCHARCONTENT 
     abspath    IN     VARCHAR2)
 RETURN BOOLEAN;

Parameters

Table 183-24 HASCHARCONTENT Function Parameters

Parameter Description

abspath_path

Absolute path of the resource


Return Values

TRUE if the resource has character content.


HASXMLCONTENT Function

This function returns TRUE if the resource has XML content.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.HASXMLCONTENT 
     abspath    IN     VARCHAR2)
 RETURN BOOLEAN;

Parameters

Table 183-25 HASXMLCONTENT Function Parameters

Parameter Description

abspath_path

Absolute path of the resource


Return Values

TRUE if the resource has XML content.


HASXMLREFERENCE Function

This function returns TRUE if the resource has a REF to XML content.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.HASXMLREFERENCE 
     abspath    IN     VARCHAR2)
 RETURN BOOLEAN;

Parameters

Table 183-26 HASXMLREFERENCE Function Parameters

Parameter Description

abspath_path

Absolute path of the resource


Return Values

TRUE resource has a REF to XML content.


ISFOLDER Function

This function returns TRUE if the resource is a folder or container.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.ISFOLDER 
     abspath    IN     VARCHAR2)
 RETURN BOOLEAN;

Parameters

Table 183-27 ISFOLDER Function Parameters

Parameter Description

abspath_path

Absolute path of the resource


Return Values

TRUE if the resource is a folder or container.


LINK Procedures

This procedure creates from a specified folder to a specified resource.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.LINK(
   srcpath      IN   VARCHAR2,
   linkfolder   IN   VARCHAR2,
   linkname     IN   VARCHAR2);
DBMS_XDB_REPOS.LINK(
   srcpath      IN   VARCHAR2,
   linkfolder   IN   VARCHAR2,
   linkname     IN   VARCHAR2,
   linktype     IN   PLS_INTEGER := DBMS_XDB_REPOS.LINK_TYPE_HARD);

Parameters

Table 183-28 LINK Procedure Parameters

Parameter Description

srcpath

Path name of the resource to which a link is created

linkfolder

Folder in which the new link is placed

linkname

Name of the new link

linktype

Type of link to be created:

  • DBMS_XDB.LINK_TYPE_HARD (default)

  • DBMS_XDB.LINK_TYPE_WEAK

  • DBMS_XDB.LINK_TYPE_SYMBOLIC



LOCKRESOURCE Function

Given a path to a resource, this function gets a WebDAV-style lock on that resource.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.LOCKRESOURCE(
   path      IN  VARCHAR2,
   depthzero IN  BOOLEAN,
   shared    IN  boolean)
RETURN BOOLEAN;

Parameters

Table 183-29 LOCKRESOURCE Function Parameters

Parameter Description

path

Path name of the resource to lock.

depthzero

Currently not supported

shared

Passing TRUE obtains a shared write lock


Return Values

TRUE if successful.

Usage Notes

The user must have UPDATE privileges on the resource.


PROCESSLINKS Procedure

This procedure processes document links in the specified resource.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.PURGERESOURCEMETADATA( 
 abspath  IN  VARCHAR2,
 recurse  IN  BOOLEAN := FALSE);

Parameters

Table 183-30 PROCESSLINKS Procedure Parameters

Parameter Description

abspath

Absolute path of the resource. If the path is a folder, use the recurse flag.

recurse

Used only if abspath specifies a folder. If TRUE, process links of all resources in the folder hierarchy rooted at the specified resource. If FALSE, process links of all documents in this folder only.



PURGERESOURCEMETADATA Procedure

This procedure deletes all user metadata from a resource. Schema-based metadata is removed in cascade mode, rows being deleted from the corresponding metadata tables.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.PURGERESOURCEMETADATA(  
 abspath  IN  VARCHAR2);

Parameters

Table 183-31 PURGERESOURCEMETADATA Procedure Parameters

Parameter Description

abspath

Absolute path of the resource



RENAMERESOURCE Procedure

This procedure renames the XDB resource.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.RENAMERESOURCE(
   srcpath    IN  VARCHAR2,
   destfolder IN  CARCHAR2,
   newname    IN  VARCHAR2);

Parameters

Table 183-32 RENAMERESOURCE Procedure Parameters

Parameter Description

srcpath

Absolute path in the Hierarchy for the source resource destination folder

destfolder

Absolute path in the Hierarchy for the destination folder

newname

Name of the child in the destination folder



SETACL Procedure

This procedure sets the ACL on a specified resource to be the ACL specified by path.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.SETACL(
   res_path   IN  VARCHAR2,
   acl_path   IN  VARCHAR2);

Parameters

Table 183-33 SETACL Procedure Parameters

Parameter Description

res_path

Absolute path in the Hierarchy for resource

acl_path

Absolute path in the Hierarchy for ACL


Usage Notes

The user must have <write-acl> privileges on the resource.


SPLITPATH Procedure

This procedure splits the path into a parentpath and childpath.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.SPLITPATH(
      abspath     IN  VARCHAR2,
      parentpath  OUT VARCHAR2,
     childpath    OUT VARCHAR2);

Parameters

Table 183-34 SPLITPATH Procedure Parameters

Parameter Description

abspath

Absolute path to be split

parentpath

Parentpath

childpath

Childpath



TOUCHRESOURCE Procedure

This procedure changes the modification time of the resource to the current time.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.TOUCHRESOURCE 
     abspath    IN     VARCHAR2);

Parameters

Table 183-35 TOUCHRESOURCE Procedure Parameters

Parameter Description

abspath_path

Absolute path of the resource



UNLOCKRESOURCE Function

This function unlocks the resource given a lock token and a path to the resource.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.UNLOCKRESOURCE(
   path     IN  VARCHAR2,
   deltoken IN  VARCHAR2)
 RETURN BOOLEAN;

Parameters

Table 183-36 UNLOCKRESOURCE Function Parameters

Parameter Description

path

Path name to the resource

deltoken

Lock token to be removed


Return Values

TRUE if operation successful.

Usage Notes

The user must have UPDATE privileges on the resource.


UPDATERESOURCEMETADATA Procedures

This procedure updates metadata for a resource. The procedure takes in a resource identified by absolute path and the metadata in it to replace identified by its REF. It replaces that piece of metadata with user-defined metadata which is either in the form of a REF to XMLTYPE or an XMLTYPE.

Syntax

Can be used to update schema-based metadata only. The new metadata must be schema-based:

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.UPDATERESOURCEMETADATA(
   abspath  IN VARCHAR2,
   oldmetadata    IN   REF SYS.XMLTYPE,
   newmetadata    IN   REF SYS.XMLTYPE)
 

Can be used to update schema-based metadata only. The new metadata must be schema-based or nonschema-based:

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.UPDATERESOURCEMETADATA(
   abspath        IN   VARCHAR2,
   oldmetadata    IN   REF SYS.XMLTYPE,
   newmetadata    IN   XMLTYPE);
 

Can be used for both schema-based and nonschema-based metadata:

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.UPDATERESOURCEMETADATA(
   abspath        IN   VARCHAR2,
   oldns          IN   VARCHAR2,
   oldname IN VARCHAR,
   newmetadata IN XMLTYPE);
 

Can be used for both schema-based or nonschema-based metadata. New metadata must be schema-based:

DBMS_XDB_REPOS.UPDATERESOURCEMETADATA(
   abspath       IN   VARCHAR2,
   oldns         IN   VARCHAR2,
   oldname       IN   VARCHAR,
   newmetadata   IN   REF SYS.XMLTYPE);

Parameters

Table 183-37 UPDATERESOURCEMETADATA Procedure Parameters

Parameter Description

abspath

Absolute path of the resource

oldmetadata

REF to the old of metadata

newmetadata

REF to the new, replacement metadata (can be either schema-based or nonschema-based depending on the overload)

oldns

Namespace identifying old metadata

oldname

Local name identifying old metadata


Usage Notes

In the case of REF, it stores the REF in the resource and the metadata is stored in a separate table. Uniqueness of REFs is enforced. In the case where the XMLTYPE is passed in, data is parsed to determine if it is schema-based or not and is stored accordingly.