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Oracle® Database Gateway for APPC User's Guide
11g Release 2 (11.2)

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The Oracle Database Gateway for APPC provides Oracle applications seamless access to virtually any APPC-enabled system, including IBM mainframe data and services through Remote Procedure Call (RPC) processing.

Intended Audience

Read this guide if you are responsible for tasks such as:

Before using this guide to administer the gateway, you should understand the fundamentals of your operating system and Oracle Database Gateways.

Documentation Accessibility

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Accessibility of Code Examples in Documentation

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Accessibility of Links to External Web Sites in Documentation

This documentation may contain links to Web sites of other companies or organizations that Oracle does not own or control. Oracle neither evaluates nor makes any representations regarding the accessibility of these Web sites.

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Access to Oracle Support Services

To reach Oracle Support Services, use a telecommunications relay service (TRS) to call Oracle Support at 1.800.223.1711. An Oracle Support Services engineer will handle technical issues and provide customer support according to the Oracle service request process. Information about TRS is available at, and a list of phone numbers is available at

Related Documents

The Oracle Database Gateway for APPC User's Guide is included as part of your product shipment. Also included is:

You might also need Oracle Database 11g and Oracle Net documentation. The following is a useful list of the Oracle publications that may be referenced in this book:

Refer to the Oracle Technical Publications Catalog and Price Guide for a complete list of documentation provided for Oracle products.

Legacy Compilers

Examples in this guide use the compiler name parameter value IBMVSCOBOLII, which represents the IBM VS COBOL II compiler. Although the IBM VS COBOL II compiler is no longer supported, the string IBMVSCOBOLII should still be used and the supported COBOL compiler will be called.


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Accessing Installed Documentation

Documentation for Oracle Database Gateway for APPC

Documentation for this product includes this guide and the Oracle Database Gateway for APPC Installation and Configuration Guide for Microsoft Windows and the Oracle Database Gateway for APPC Installation and Configuration Guide for AIX 5L Based Systems (64-Bit), HP-UX Itanium, Solaris Operating System (SPARC 64-Bit), Linux x86, and Linux x86-64.

To access the documentation in HTML and PDF formats, use a browser to open the top level of the Gateway Documentation Library included on your installation media. This level contains links to product and Windows-specific documentation.

Oracle Product Documentation

Oracle Database11g product documentation is on the Oracle Database 11g Platform-Specific Documentation Library included on your installation media. Instructions for accessing and installing the documents on the library are found in the README file on the top level directory of the installation media.

Oracle Services and Support

Oracle's corporate web page is at the following address:

Oracle offers a wide range of services to help facilitate corporate system solutions, including Oracle Education courses, Oracle Consulting services, and Oracle Support Services from the Web site. In addition, Oracle provides free trial software, updates on Oracle products and service, and technical brochures and data sheets.

Oracle Support Services

Technical Support registration and contact information worldwide is available at the following address:

At Oracle's support site, you will find templates to help you prepare information about your problem before you call so that you may be helped more quickly. You will also need your CSI number (if applicable) or complete contact details, including any special project information.

Oracle Technology Network

OTN delivers all product documentation, as well as technical papers, code samples, self-service developer support, and Oracle's key developer products to enable rapid development and deployment of applications built on Oracle technology.

Register with the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) at:  

All Oracle product documentation can be found at: 

My Oracle Support

My Oracle Support is Oracle's web service for technical information. Members of My Oracle Support can search for updates, alerts, patches, and other information about products, releases, and operating systems, or set preferences to be notified automatically of new information. My Oracle Support offers a variety of services to assist in setting up and administrating Oracle products, including procedures, scripts, commentary, and tuning and configuration best-practices bulletins. Please logon to My Oracle Support before installing or administrating your product to search for up to date information about Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2) for Microsoft Windows (32-Bit).

In addition, My Oracle Support offers forums for information sharing among Oracle customers, and direct communication with Oracle Support Services. My Oracle Support is available to Product Support Customers at no extra cost. Sign up for free membership for this service at the following site:

Use your Support Access Code (SAC) number to register.

Oracle Products and Other Documentation

For U.S.A. customers, the Oracle Store is at:

Links to Stores in other countries are provided from this site.

Customer Service

Oracle Support Services contacts are listed at:

Support for Hearing and Speech Impaired Customers

Oracle provides dedicated Text Telephone (TTY) access to Oracle Support Services within the United States of America 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Education and Training

Training information and worldwide schedules are available from: