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Oracle® Database PL/SQL Language Reference
11g Release 2 (11.2)

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Preface

Oracle Database PL/SQL Language Reference describes and explains how to use PL/SQL, the Oracle procedural extension of SQL.

Preface topics:

Audience

Oracle Database PL/SQL Language Reference is intended for anyone who is developing PL/SQL-based applications for either an Oracle Database or an Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database, including:

To use this document effectively, you need a working knowledge of:

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Related Documents

For more information, see these documents in the Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2) documentation set:

See Also:

http://www.oracle.com/technology/tech/pl_sql/

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Syntax Descriptions

Syntax descriptions are provided in this book for various SQL, PL/SQL, or other command-line constructs in graphic form or Backus Naur Form (BNF). See Oracle Database SQL Language Reference for information about how to interpret these descriptions.