|Oracle® Database Gateway for APPC User's Guide
11g Release 2 (11.2)
Part Number E12071-02
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.
Read this guide if you are responsible for tasks such as:
determining hardware and software requirements
installing, configuring, or administering an Oracle Database Gateway for APPC
developing applications that access remote host databases through the Oracle Database Gateway for APPC using the SNA Communication Protocol or the TCP/IP communication protocol
determining security requirements
determining and resolving problems
Before using this guide to administer the gateway, you should understand the fundamentals of your operating system and Oracle Database Gateways.
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The Oracle Database Gateway for APPC User's Guide is included as part of your product shipment. Also included is:
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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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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.
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