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Oracle® XML Developer's Kit Programmer's Guide
12c Release 1 (12.1)

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This manual describes the Oracle XML Developer's Kit (XDK). It provides detailed information about various language components, including XML, Java, C, and C++.


This manual is for application developers who are interested in using the various language components of the Oracle XML Developer's Kit (XDK) to generate and store XML data in a database or in a document outside the database. Examples and sample applications are introduced where possible.

To use this manual, you must be familiar with XML and a third-generation programming language such as Java, C, or C++.

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Many of the examples in this documentation are provided with your software in the following directories:

  • $ORACLE_HOME/xdk/demo/java/

  • $ORACLE_HOME/xdk/demo/c/

  • $ORACLE_HOME/xdk/java/sample/

  • $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/demo

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. See Oracle Database Sample Schemas for information on how these schemas were created and how you can use them yourself.

For additional information about XML, see:


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