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1 Introduction

Document Plan
Task Mapping

2 Oracle9i Differences between Windows 98, Windows NT, and UNIX

3 Oracle9i Architecture on Windows

Oracle9i on Windows Architecture
Thread-Based Architecture
Other Sources of Information

4 Database Tools Overview

Choosing a Database Tool
Database Tools and Operating System Compatibility
Preferred Database Tools
Starting Database Tools
Starting Database Tools in Multiple Oracle Homes
Starting Tools from Oracle8 Release 8.0.4 and Later 8.0.x Multiple Oracle Homes
Starting Tools from Oracle8i Release 8.1.3 and Later Multiple Oracle Homes
Starting Database Tools from the Start Menu
Starting Database Tools
Starting Database Tools from the Command Line
Starting Windows 98 Tools
Using SQL*Loader
Windows 98 Processing Options
Direct Path Option
Control File Conventions
Using Windows Tools
What Database Parameters Are Configured?

5 Multiple Oracle Homes and Optimal Flexible Architecture

Introduction to Multiple Oracle Homes and OFA
Multiple Oracle Homes Overview
What Is an Oracle Home?
Benefit of Using Multiple Oracle Homes
Multiple Oracle Home Functionality in Different Releases
Oracle8 Releases Before 8.0.4
Oracle8 Releases 8.0.4 to 8.0.6
Oracle8i Release 8.1.3 to Oracle9i Release 1 (
Oracle8i Release 8.1.5 to Oracle9i Release 1 (
One-Listener Support of Multiple Oracle Homes
Multiple Oracle Home Environments
Oracle Home Environments in Oracle8 Releases 8.0.4 and Later 8.0.x
Oracle Home Environments in Oracle8i Releases 8.1.3, 8.1.4, and 8.1.5
Changing the Value of PATH
Using Oracle Home Selector
At the System Level
At the MS-DOS command prompt
Exiting Oracle Universal Installer After Entering Name and PATH
Setting Variables in the Environment or the Registry
Consequences of Setting ORACLE_HOME
Optimal Flexible Architecture Overview
Benefits of an OFA-Compliant Database
Characteristics of an OFA-Compliant Database
Differences Between Directory Trees by Release
Top-Level Oracle Directory
Database Filenames
Database Filename Extensions
OFA Directory Naming Conventions
Changing ORACLE_BASE at the System Level on Windows 95 or 98:
ADMIN Directory
ORADATA Directory
DB_NAME Directory
OFA and Multiple Oracle Home Configurations
Specifying an ORACLE_HOME Directory
Installing a Default OFA Database: Example
Installing a Nondefault OFA Database: Example 1
Installing a Nondefault OFA Database: Example 2

6 Oracle9i Default Accounts and Passwords

Unlocking and Changing Passwords
Granting Limited SYS Database Role Privileges
Reviewing Accounts and Passwords

7 Configuration Parameters and the Registry

About Configuration Parameters
Registry Overview
Registry Parameters
Modifying a Registry Value with REGEDIT
Adding a Registry Parameter with REGEDIT
Adding or Modifying Initialization File Parameters and Registry Parameters with Oracle9i Navigator's "Parameter Configurer"
Introducing Database Parameter Configuration Assistant
Introduction to Manipulating Database Initialization Parameters
Opening a window to manipulate database initialization files
Creating a new initialization file
To open an already existing parameter file
To add a parameter
Deleting a Parameter
Modifying a Parameter Value
Saving the parameters
Introduction to Manipulating Oracle9i Configuration Parameters
Opening a window to manipulate configuration parameters
Modifying a parameter value
Deleting a particular parameter

8 Developing Applications for Windows

Finding Information on Application Development for Windows 98
Java Enhancements
XML Support
Application Wizards
Oracle COM/COM+ Integration Feature
Developing Windows Applications
Building External Procedures
External Procedures Overview
Task 1: Installing and Configuring
Installing the Oracle9i Database
Configuring Oracle Net
Task 2: Writing an External Procedure
Task 3: Building a DLL
Task 4: Registering an External Procedure
Task 5: Executing an External Procedure
Debugging External Procedures
Accessing Web Data with Intercartridge Exchange
Configuring Intercartridge Exchange
Using Intercartridge Exchange
Packaged Function UTL_HTTP.REQUEST
UTL_HTTP Exception Conditions
Exception Conditions and Error Messages

A Error Messages

Logging Error Messages
ORA-09275: CONNECT INTERNAL No Longer Supported
OSD-04000 to OSD-04599: Windows NT-Specific Oracle Messages
File I/O Errors: OSD-04000 to OSD-04099
Memory Errors: OSD-04100 to OSD-04199
Process Errors: OSD-04200 to OSD-04299
Loader Errors: OSD-04300 to OSD-04399
Semaphore Errors: OSD-04400 to OSD-04499
Miscellaneous Errors: OSD-04500 to OSD-04599
DIM-00000 to DIM-00039: ORADIM Command Syntax Errors
Database Connection Issues

B Getting Started with Your Documentation



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