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Oracle® Database Extensions for .NET Developer's Guide
12c Release 1 (12.1) for Microsoft Windows

Part Number E18596-02
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Assembly is the Microsoft term for the module that is created when a DLL or .EXE is complied by a .NET compiler.

Common Language Runtime

Microsoft Common Language Runtime (CLR) is the component of the .NET framework that allows many languages to create and develop applications using the same library.

Dynamic Link Library (DLL)

An executable file that a Windows application can load when needed.

external procedure

A function written in a third-generation language (3GL), such as C, and callable from within PL/SQL or SQL as if it were a PL/SQL function or procedure.

implicit database session

The database session of the caller.

Microsoft .NET Framework Class Library

The Microsoft .NET Framework Class Library provides the classes for the .NET framework model.


  • .NET:

    A namespace is naming device for grouping related types. More than one namespace can be contained in an assembly.

  • XML Documents:

    A namespace describes a set of related element names or attributes within an XML document.

Oracle Net Services

The Oracle client/server communication software that offers transparent operation to Oracle tools or databases over any type of network protocol and operating system.


Oracle's procedural language extension to SQL.

result set

The output of a SQL query, consisting of one or more rows of data.

stored function

A stored function is a PL/SQL block that Oracle stores in the database and can be executed from an application.

stored procedure

A stored procedure is a PL/SQL block that Oracle stores in the database and can be executed from an application.