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Oracle Procedural Gateway® for APPC Messages Guide
10g Release 1 (10.1) for UNIX and Microsoft Windows
Part No. B12177-01
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This guide contains messages for all Oracle Procedural Gateway for APPC products. Use it with the Oracle Database Server Messages manual.

You must understand the fundamentals of the operating system for your platform and procedural gateways before using this guide when installing or administering the gateway.

Intended Audience

This guide is intended for anyone responsible for installing, configuring and administering the gateway, and also for developers writing applications that access remote host databases through APPC.

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Related Publications

There are two parts to the documentation set: the documentation specific to the Oracle Procedural Gateway for APPC and the general gateway documentation. You automatically receive both for the Oracle products you have purchased. Use the general gateway documentation to learn about gateway concepts and the Oracle Procedural Gateway for APPC documentation to learn how to install, administer and use the gateway.

The Oracle Procedural Gateway for APPC Messages Guide 10g Release 1 (10.1) is included as part of your product shipment. Also included is:

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


Examples of input and output for the gateway and Oracle environment are shown in a special font:

$ mkdir /ORACLE/your_name 

All output is shown as it appears. For input, the list of conventions and their meanings are as follows:

Other punctuation, such as commas, quotation marks or the pipe symbol (|) must be entered as shown unless otherwise specified. Directory names, file IDs and so on appear in the required letter case in examples. The same convention is used when these names appear in text, and the names are highlighted in bold. The use of italics indicates that those portions of a file ID that appear in italics can vary.

Gateway commands, file IDs, reserved words, and keywords appear in uppercase in examples and text. UNIX commands, environment variables, and keywords appear in the required letter case in examples and text. Reserved words and keywords must always be entered as shown; they have reserved meanings within the Oracle system.

Storage Measurements

Storage measurements use the following abbreviations:

Accessing Installed Documentation

Documentation for Oracle Procedural Gateway for APPC for UNIX and Windows Platforms

Documentation for this product includes this guide and the Oracle Procedural Gateway for APPC, 10g Release 1 (10.1) for UNIX or Microsoft Windows, and the Oracle Procedural Gateway for APPC Installation and Configuration Guide, 10g Release 1 (10.1) for UNIX or Windows.

To access the documentation in HTML and PDF formats, use a browser to open the top level of the Gateway Documentation CD-ROM. This level contains links to product and your Microsoft Windows or UNIX-specific documentation.

Oracle Product Documentation

Oracle Database product documentation is on the Oracle Database Generic Documentation CD-ROM. Instructions for accessing and installing the documents on the CD-ROM are found in the README file on the top level directory of the CD-ROM.

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