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Oracle® Call Interface Programmer's Guide
11g Release 2 (11.2)

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22 OCI Globalization Support Functions

This chapter describes the OCI globalization support functions.

This chapter contains these topics:

Introduction to Globalization Support in OCI

This chapter describes the globalization support functions in detail.

Conventions for OCI Functions

The entries for each function contain the following information:

Purpose

A brief statement of the purpose of the function.

Syntax

The function declaration.

Parameters

A description of each of the function's parameters. This includes the parameter's mode. The mode of a parameter has three possible values, as described in Table 22-1.

Table 22-1 Mode of a Parameter

Mode Description

IN

A parameter that passes data to the OCI

OUT

A parameter that receives data from the OCI on this call

IN/OUT

A parameter that passes data on the call and receives data on the return from this or a subsequent call


Comments

Detailed information about the function (if available). This may include restrictions on the use of the function, or other information that might be useful when using the function in an application. An optional section.

Returns

The values returned. The standard return values have the following meanings as described in Table 22-2.

Table 22-2 Function Return Values

Return Value Meaning

OCI_SUCCESS

The operation succeeded.

OCI_ERROR

The operation failed. The specific error can be retrieved by calling OCIErrorGet() on the error handle passed to the function.

OCI_INVALID_HANDLE

The OCI handle passed to the function is invalid.


See Also:

"Error Handling in OCI" for more information about return codes and error handling

Related Functions

A list of related function calls. An optional section.