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Oracle® Database

Examples Installation Guide

12c Release 1 (12.1)

E18465-07

April 2013

This document describes how to install and configure the products available on the Oracle Database Examples media. It includes the following sections:

1 Products Available on the Oracle Database Examples Media

The following sections describe the products that are installed. You must install these products in an existing Oracle Database 12c Oracle home:

1.1 Oracle Database Examples

Oracle Database Examples include a variety of examples and product demonstrations that you can use to learn about the products, options, and features of Oracle Database. Many of these examples are designed to work with the Sample Schemas, which you can install in any Oracle Database. Many of the documents in the Oracle Documentation Library use the example programs and scripts provided with the Oracle Database Examples.

This section contains the following topics:

1.1.1 Required Products

Before you can use the Oracle Database Examples, you must install the Sample Schemas in an Oracle Database. When you install Oracle Database, or use Database Configuration Assistant to create a database, you can choose to include the Sample Schemas when you create the database. You can also manually install the Sample Schemas in an existing database.

See Also:

Oracle Database Sample Schemas for information about manually installing the Sample Schemas in an existing database

1.1.2 Oracle Data Mining Demos

Oracle Data Mining Demos include Data Mining sample programs that can help you in learning about Oracle Data Mining APIs. The programs illustrate typical approaches to data preparation, algorithm selection, algorithm tuning, testing, and scoring. Each program creates a mining model in the database. All the programs include extensive inline comments to help you understand the code.

See Also:

Appendix A, "The Data Mining Sample Programs" in Oracle Data Mining User's Guide for more information about these demos

1.1.3 Oracle Globalization Support Demos

Oracle Globalization Demos showcase the features and APIs of the Oracle Globalization Development Kit (GDK), which offers a complete framework to ease the development of globalized internet applications. The GDK Example demo illustrates individual functionalities such as locale-sensitive data formatting, linguistic sorting, locale mapping, locale determination, and language detection. The Oracle Store demo illustrates how the GDK features can be integrated to build a complete multilingual J2EE web application that serves users with vastly different locale preferences.

See Also:

Chapter 8, "Oracle Globalization Development Kit" in Oracle Database Globalization Support Guide for more information about these demos

1.1.4 Oracle Message Gateway Common Companion Files

Oracle Messaging Gateway enables communication between applications based on non-Oracle messaging systems and Oracle Streams AQ. Oracle Streams AQ provides propagation between two Oracle Streams AQ queues to enable e-business (HTTP through IDAP). Messaging Gateway extends this to applications based on non-Oracle messaging systems. The samples provided for Messaging Gateway illustrate message propagating with Oracle AQ, WebSphere MQ Series, and Tibco Rendezvous using message formats that include JMS, LCR, and XML.

There are seven different samples provided with Messaging Gateway, each located in their own subdirectory. Each sample includes a README file that contains detailed information for setting up and executing the samples.

1.1.5 Oracle Multimedia Demos

Oracle Multimedia (formerly Oracle interMedia) is a feature that enables Oracle Database to store, manage, and retrieve images, audio, video, or other heterogenous media data in an integrated fashion with other enterprise information. Oracle Multimedia extends Oracle Database reliability, availability, and data management to multimedia content in traditional, Internet, electronic commerce, and media-rich applications. It includes many scripts and sample applications that you can use. These consist of OCI, SQL, Java, PL/SQL, and ASP/VBScript sample applications (demos).

See Also:

Appendix A, "Oracle Multimedia Sample Applications" in Oracle Multimedia User's Guide for more information about these demos

1.1.6 Oracle Precompiler Demos

Oracle Precompiler Demos show application programmers how to embed SQL operations in C/C++ and COBOL code in a way that is compatible with ANSI standard. A Pro*C program is a C program containing embedded SQL statements. Oracle Pro*C/C++ and Pro*COBOL Demos offer extensions to support dynamic SQL operations, which are operations that can change in real time. It is also possible to use dynamic SQL operations through PL/SQL code (known as anonymous PL/SQL block) with a Pro*C/C++ and Pro*COBOL application. Typical applications contain much more static SQL than dynamic SQL. The precompiler translates each embedded SQL statement into calls to the Precompiler run-time library (SQLLIB).

See Also:

1.1.7 Oracle Spatial and Graph Demos

Oracle Spatial and Graph is an integrated set of functions and procedures that enables spatial data to be stored, accessed, and analyzed quickly and efficiently in an Oracle database. Spatial data represents the essential location characteristics of real or conceptual objects as those objects relate to the real or conceptual space in which they exist. Oracle Spatial and Graph Demos provide SQL schema and functions that facilitate the storage, retrieval, update, and query of collections of spatial features in an Oracle database.

See Also:

1.1.8 Oracle SQLJ Demos

Oracle SQLJ Demos show application programmers how to embed SQL operations in Java code in a way that is compatible with the Java design philosophy. A SQLJ program is a Java program containing embedded SQL statements. Oracle SQLJ Demos offer extensions to support dynamic SQL operations, which are operations that can change in real time. It is also possible to use dynamic SQL operations through JDBC code or PL/SQL code within a SQLJ application. Typical applications contain much more static SQL than dynamic SQL. SQLJ consists of both a translator and a run-time component and is smoothly integrated into the development environment.

See Also:

Oracle Database SQLJ Developer's Guide for more information about these demos

1.1.9 Oracle Internet Directory Client Demos

Oracle Internet Directory Client Demos show application programmers how to use LDAP C and PL/SQL APIs. All LDAP operations based on the C API, require clients to establish an LDAP session with the LDAP server. For LDAP operations based on the PL/SQL API, a database session must first initialize and open an LDAP session. The DBMS_LDAP package enables PL/SQL applications to access data located in LDAP servers. The names and syntax of the function calls are similar to those of the C API.

See Also:

"Sample C API Usage" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Application Developer's Guide for Oracle Identity Management

1.1.10 Oracle XML Demos

Oracle XML Demos showcase the features of the Oracle XML Developer's Kit (XDK), which is a versatile set of components that enables you to build and deploy C, C++, and Java software programs that process XML.

1.1.11 Oracle Call Interface Demos

Oracle Call Interface (OCI) demos include sample C programs to build the OCI APIs. These programs provide examples of the data types, calling conventions, syntax, and semantics of C. The installed demos illustrate the use of OCI features.

See Also:

"OCI Demonstration Programs" in Oracle Call Interface Programmer's Guide for more information about these demos

1.1.12 Oracle C++ Call Interface Demos

Oracle C++ Call Interface (OCCI) demos provide database access APIs for applications written in C++. The control classes enable the applications to connect to the database and create resources like statements and resultsets. The data classes contain various types of data. The object classes and methods provide a navigational interface to access and manipulate objects. The Object Type Translator (OTT) can be used to generate the C++ class headers for the data types defined in Oracle database. The installed demos illustrate the use of classes and methods for OTT and OCCI.

See Also:

"Building OCCI Demos" in Oracle C++ Call Interface Programmer's Guide for more information about these demos

1.1.13 Oracle ODBC Companion

Oracle ODBC Driver demos provide basic structure of an ODBC application which can be extended to make a full-fledged ODBC application. ODBC being a standard, plenty of sample applications may be found in books which discuss the concept of ODBC driver. For Oracle ODBC Driver specific options, see Help while setting up Data Source Name on Windows.

See Also:

"Using Oracle ODBC Driver" in Oracle Database Administrator's Reference for Linux and UNIX-Based Operating Systems for more information about these demos

1.2 Oracle JDBC Development Drivers

Oracle provides a set of JDBC drivers that you can use for debugging the code and other deployment scenarios. These drivers can access Oracle Database release 8.1.7 or later.

1.3 Oracle Text Knowledge Base

Oracle Database Examples media installs two Oracle Text knowledge bases, English and French. You can extend the supplied knowledge bases depending on your requirements. Alternatively, you can create your own knowledge bases, in languages other than English and French.

See Also:

Oracle Text Reference for more information about extending knowledge bases

2 Requirements for Oracle Database Examples

The requirements for installing Oracle Database Examples are as follows:

2.1 Access to Oracle Database

Before you install products from the Oracle Database Examples media, you must ensure that your system has access to an Oracle Database 12c Oracle home. If required, you must first install or upgrade to this release of Oracle Database.

See Also:

Oracle Database Installation Guide for information about installing Oracle Database

Identify the Oracle home directory used by the Oracle Database installation.

On UNIX platforms, the oratab file is located in the /etc directory or in the /var/opt/oracle directory. Use the more command to check the contents of the oratab file. For example:

# more /etc/oratab

On Windows platforms:

  1. From the Start menu, choose Programs, then Oracle - HOME_NAME, then Oracle Installation Products, then Universal Installer.

  2. When the Welcome screen appears, click Installed Products.

    The Inventory screen appears, listing all of the Oracle homes on the system and the products installed in each Oracle home.

  3. On the Inventory screen, expand each Oracle home and locate Oracle Database 12c.

  4. Click Close and then Cancel to exit Oracle Universal Installer.

2.2 Free Disk Space

Verify that the file system that contains the Oracle home directory has at least 710 MB of free disk space on UNIX and at least 800 MB of free disk space on Windows.

On UNIX platforms:

Use the df -k oracle_home_path command to check that the Oracle home directory has enough space.

oracle_home_path is the directory where Oracle home is installed.

On Windows:

  1. Double-click My Computer.

  2. Right-click the drive where the Oracle software is to be installed.

  3. Select Properties.

3 Install Oracle Database Examples

Use one of the following methods to install Oracle Database Examples:

3.1 Download Oracle Database Examples

This section describes how to download Oracle Database Examples on your computer to a location other than Oracle Database 12c Oracle home.

  1. Go to the Oracle Database 12c download page on Oracle Technology Network:

    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/enterprise-edition/downloads/index.html

  2. Select the See All link, and then select the Oracle Database Examples zip file under the heading Oracle Database 12c Examples.

Installing Oracle Database Examples

You must install Oracle Database Examples in an existing Oracle Database 12c Oracle home.

To install Oracle Database Examples:

  1. Log in to the computer where Oracle Database is installed.

    On UNIX platforms, log in as the Oracle software owner user (oracle) and set the DISPLAY environment variable.

    On Windows platforms, log in as an Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group to the computer on which you want to install Oracle components. If you are installing on a Primary Domain Controller (PDC) or a Backup Domain Controller (BDC), log on as a member of the Domain Administrators group.

  2. Verify that the Oracle Database that you plan to use is accessible as described in "Access to Oracle Database".

  3. Navigate to the directory where you downloaded the installation files.

  4. Use the unzip utility to extract the contents of the zip file.

  5. Run the following command to start Oracle Universal Installer:

    On UNIX platforms:

    $ ./runInstaller
    

    On Windows platforms:

    Double-click setup.exe.

  6. Downloading Updates Before Installation

    If you plan to run the installation in a secured data center, then you can download updates before starting the installation by starting Oracle Universal Installer on a system that has Internet access in update download mode. In Download Software Updates screen, you have the following options to choose from:

    • Use My Oracle Support credentials for download: Select this option to download and apply the latest software updates. Provide information for the following fields:

      • My Oracle Support user name: Enter your user name.

      • My Oracle Support password: Enter your password.

      Click Proxy Settings to configure a proxy for Oracle Universal Installer to use to connect to the Internet. Provide the proxy server information for your site, along with a user account that has access to the local area network through which the server is connecting. You can enter the Proxy Realm information. The proxy realm information is case-sensitive. If you do not have a proxy realm, then you do not need to provide an entry for the Proxy Username, Proxy Password, and Proxy Realm fields.

      Click Test Connection to ensure that your proxy settings are correctly entered, and the installer can download the updates.

    • Use pre-downloaded software updates: Select this option if you have downloaded software updates. Specify the path to the location where you downloaded the software updates.

      Note:

      To run the installation in a secured data center, download updates before starting the installation by starting Oracle Universal Installer on a system that has Internet access.

      To use this option perform the following steps:

      • Use the -downloadUpdates flag in runInstaller or setup.exe:

        ./runInstaller -downloadUpdates
        
      • Provide My Oracle Support user name and password along with proxy settings, if required, on the Provide My Oracle Support credentials screen.

      • Then, enter the Download location and click Download on the Download software updates screen.

      • If updates are available, then they are downloaded in the location provided. The Finish Updates screen shows the successful download of the updates. Click Close.

      • Download the updates to a directory on a server, where the Oracle Universal Installer runs.

      • Once the download completes, restart Oracle Universal Installer and use that download location in the location field of the Use pre-downloaded software updates option.

        Note:

        For an example installation done earlier with software updates enabled, user can reuse the download location of that install.
    • Skip software updates: Choose this option, if you do not want any software updates.

    Click Next to continue.

  7. The Apply Software Updates screen, lists out the updates available. It displays the following details:

    • Patch Numbers

    • Description

    • Related Notes

    If Use My Oracle Support credentials for download option is chosen in the previous screen, select the Download and apply all updates check box. This downloads and applies the latest updates during the installation. However, you can also change the location to where you want to download the latest updates.

    If Use pre-downloaded software updates option is chosen in the previous screen, select the Apply all updates check box. This applies the updates during the installation.

    Click Next to continue.

  8. On the Specify Installation Location screen, enter the following:

    • Oracle Base: The Oracle base path appears by default. You can change the path based on your requirement. Specify the Oracle Base path.

      The Oracle base directory is a top-level directory for Oracle software installations.

    • Software Location: In the Software Location field, accept the default value or enter the Oracle home directory path where you want to install Oracle Database Examples. You must install Oracle Database Examples in an existing Oracle home.

    See Also:

    "Access to Oracle Database" for information about finding the Oracle home

    If Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) is installed in the Oracle home that you select, then Oracle Universal Installer displays the Grid Installation Options screen. The examples software is installed in the selected Oracle RAC home on all the nodes where it exists. The nodes listed in the table are the nodes on which the Oracle Inventory has registered an installed Oracle RAC home.

    Ensure that each node listed is up and running before you click Next.

    Note:

    On an Oracle RAC installation, the software is installed on all the cluster nodes.
  9. On the Perform Prerequisite Checks screen, check for and correct any errors that may have occurred while Oracle Universal Installer was checking your system. If you click Check Again, then you can run the prerequisite check again to see if the minimum requirements are met to carry on with the installation. Click Fix & Check Again, if you want the installer to fix the problem and check the system requirements again.

    Note:

    The Fix & Check Again option generates a script (UNIX only) that sets some system parameters to Oracle-recommended values. You must run the script as the root user. Oracle recommends that you do not modify the contents of this script.

    From the list, select an option:

    • Show Failed: To get a list of prerequirement checks that failed.

    • Show All: To get a list of all the prerequirement checks run.

    • Show Succeeded: To get a list of the prerequirement checks that were successful.

  10. Review the information displayed on the Summary screen. Click Save Response File to save all the installation steps into a response file. Later, you can use this file for a silent installation.

    Click Install.

  11. The Install Product screen appears when the product is installing. Installation operations include executing actions such as file copy and adding services on Windows systems and linking on UNIX systems, and executing decision points and calculations.

  12. The Finish screen appears when the installation is completed.

    Click Close to exit from Oracle Universal Installer.

3.2 Use Oracle Database Examples Media

Go to the installation folder on the media and then follow steps 5 through 12 to complete Oracle Database Examples installation.

3.3 Silent Installation Using Response Files

To perform a silent installation of Oracle Database Examples, you must start Oracle Universal Installer in silent or response file mode. Enter a command similar to the following:

On UNIX platforms:

$ /directory_path/runInstaller [-silent] [-noconfig] \
-responseFile responsefilename

Note:

Do not specify a relative path to the response file. If you specify a relative path, then Oracle Universal Installer fails.

where:

  • directory_path is the path of the database directory on the DVD or on the hard drive.

  • -silent runs Oracle Universal Installer in silent mode.

  • -noconfig suppresses running the configuration assistants during installation.

  • responsefilename is the full path and file name of the installation response file that you configured.

On Windows platforms:

DRIVE_LETTER:\setup.exe_location setup [-silent] "variable=setting" [-nowelcome] [-noconfig] [-nowait] -responseFile

where:

  • DRIVE_LETTER: Identifies the full path of the response file.

  • setup.exe_location: Indicates the location of setup.exe.

  • "variable=setting" refers to a variable within the response file that you may prefer to run at the command line rather than set in the response file. Enclose the variable and its setting in quotes.

  • -noconfig: Suppresses running the configuration assistants during installation.

  • -nowait: Closes the console window when the silent installation completes.

4 Documentation Accessibility

For information about Oracle's commitment to accessibility, visit the Oracle Accessibility Program website at http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=acc&id=docacc.

Access to Oracle Support

Oracle customers have access to electronic support through My Oracle Support. For information, visit http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=acc&id=info or visit http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=acc&id=trs if you are hearing impaired.


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