Oracle® Database User's Guide
10g Release 1 (10.1) for IBM z/OS (OS/390)
Part No. B13524-01
The complete name for the product described in this book is Oracle Database 10g Release 1 (10.1) for IBM z/OS (OS/390). To maintain readability and conciseness in this document, the product is also referred to as Oracle Database for z/OS and the platform as z/OS.
This guide is intended for those who are responsible for performing tasks such as:
Running Oracle Database tools or utilities, such as SQL*Plus, Export, Import, or SQL*Loader on z/OS
Designing or developing Oracle Database applications using Oracle Precompilers or the Oracle Call Interface (OCI) on z/OS
Running Oracle Database application programs on z/OS
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Accessibility of Code Examples in Documentation
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Accessibility of Links to External Web Sites in Documentation
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The documentation set has two parts: platform-specific documentation and product-specific documentation. Your site automatically receives both for the Oracle products that you have purchased. The product-specific documentation is intended to assist you in learning how to use a product, and the platform-specific documentation will provide assistance regarding special requirements or restrictions for using that product on z/OS.
The platform-specific documentation set is used to install, maintain, and use Oracle Database for z/OS products. It consists of the following documents:
Oracle Database Installation Guide 10g Release 1 (10.1) for IBM z/OS (OS/390)
Oracle Database Messages Guide 10g Release 1 (10.1) for IBM z/OS (OS/390)
Oracle Database Release Notes 10g Release 1 (10.1) for IBM z/OS (OS/390)
Oracle Database System Administration Guide 10g Release 1 (10.1) for IBM z/OS (OS/390)
Oracle Database User's Guide 10g Release 1 (10.1) for IBM z/OS (OS/390)
Platform-specific documents are referenced in a shorter form throughout this document. For example, Oracle Database Release Notes 10g Release 1 (10.1) for IBM z/OS (OS/390) is referenced as Oracle Database Release Notes for IBM z/OS.
Product-specific documentation describes how to use Oracle Database products. The information in the product-specific books applies to all operating systems on which the products run.
The following typographic conventions are used in this guide:
|italics||Indicates a variable, including variable portions of file names. It is also used for emphasis and book titles|
|UPPERCASE||Indicates batch and TSO commands and file names, SQL commands, reserved words, keywords, initialization parameters, and environment variables|
||Indicates z/OS UNIX System Services shell commands and file names, code examples, directory names, and user names|
||Is the standard example for a high-level data set name qualifier. Substitute your system's actual high-level qualifier, for example, ORACLE.V10G. These qualifiers may appear in lowercase or UPPERCASE typeface|
||Indicate that the enclosed arguments are required and at least one of the arguments must be entered. (Do not enter the brackets, themselves.)|
||Indicate that the enclosed arguments are optional. (Do not enter the brackets, themselves.)|
||Indicate that one of the enclosed arguments is required. (Do not enter the braces, themselves.)|
||Separate the choices|
||Indicate that the preceding item can be repeated. You can enter an arbitrary number of similar items|
|Other punctuation||Must be entered as shown unless otherwise specified. For example, commas and quotes|
Storage measurements use the following abbreviations:
K, for kilobyte, which equals 1,024 bytes
M, for megabyte, which equals 1,048,576 bytes
G, for gigabyte, which equals 1,073,741,824 bytes