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Oracle9i XML API Reference - XDK and Oracle XML DB
Release 2 (9.2)

Part Number A96616-01
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This reference describes Oracle XML Developer's Kits (XDK) and Oracle XML DB APIs. It primarily lists the syntax of functions, methods, and procedures associated with these APIs. The Preface contains the following sections:


This guide is intended for developers building XML applications on Oracle9i database.


This document contains the following chapters:

PART I. XDK for Java Packages

This section describes Java APIs for XDK.

Chapter 1, "XML Parser for Java"
Chapter 2, "Document Object Model (DOM)"
Chapter 3, "XML Processing for Java (JAXP)"
Chapter 4, "XSLT Processing for Java"
Chapter 5, "Compression for Java"
Chapter 6, "XML Schema Processing"
Chapter 7, "XML Class Generation for Java"
Chapter 8, "XML SQL Utility for Java"
Chapter 9, "XSQL Pages Publishing Framework for Java"
Chapter 10, "Oracle XML JavaBeans"
Chapter 11, "Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) for Java"
Chapter 12, "TransX Utility for Java"

PART II. XDK for C Packages

This section describes C APIs for XDK.

Chapter 13, "XML Parser for C"
Chapter 14, "XSLT Processor for C"
Chapter 15, "XML Schema Processor for C"

PART III. XDK for C++ Packages

This section describes C++ APIs for XDK.

Chapter 16, "XML Parser for C++"
Chapter 17, "XSLT Processor for C++"
Chapter 18, "XML Schema Processor for C++"
Chapter 19, "XML Class Generator for C++"


This section describes PL/SQL APIs for XDK.

Chapter 20, "XML SQL Utility (XSU) for PL/SQL"

PART V. XML Database Support: Oracle XML DB for Java

This section describes Java APIs for Oracle XML DB.

Chapter 21, "Java API for XMLType"
Chapter 22, "Oracle XML DB API for Java Beans"
Chapter 23, "Resource APIs for Java/JNDI"

PART VI. XML Database Support: Oracle XML DB for PL/SQL

This section describes PL/SQL APIs for Oracle XML DB.

Chapter 24, "XMLType API for PL/SQL"
Chapter 25, "PL/SQL DOM API for XMLType"
Chapter 26, "PL/SQL Parser API for XMLType"
Chapter 27, "PL/SQL XSLT Processing for XMLType"
Chapter 28, "DBMS_XMLSCHEMA and Catalog Views for PL/SQL"
Chapter 29, "Resource Management and Access Control for PL/SQL"
Chapter 30, "Generating Queries Using DBMS_XMLGEN for PL/SQL"
Chapter 31, "Oracle XML DB Resource View API for PL/SQL"
Chapter 32, "Oracle XML DB Versioning API for PL/SQL"
Chapter 33, "Managing ConText Indexes: DBMS_XDBT in PL/SQL"

PART VII. XML Database Support: SQLX

This section describes SQL APIs for Oracle XML DB.

Chapter 34, "SQLX Functions and Operators"

PART VIII. XML Database Support: Database URI Types

This section describes URI Types APIs for Oracle XML DB.

Chapter 35, "Database URI Types"

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Conventions in Text

We use various conventions in text to help you more quickly identify special terms. The following table describes those conventions and provides examples of their use.

Convention Meaning Example


Bold typeface indicates terms that are defined in the text or terms that appear in a glossary, or both.

When you specify this clause, you create an index-organized table.


Italic typeface indicates book titles or emphasis.

Oracle9i Database Concepts

Ensure that the recovery catalog and target database do not reside on the same disk.

UPPERCASE monospace (fixed-width) font

Uppercase monospace typeface indicates elements supplied by the system. Such elements include parameters, privileges, datatypes, RMAN keywords, SQL keywords, SQL*Plus or utility commands, packages and methods, as well as system-supplied column names, database objects and structures, usernames, and roles.

You can specify this clause only for a NUMBER column.

You can back up the database by using the BACKUP command.

Query the TABLE_NAME column in the USER_TABLES data dictionary view.


lowercase monospace (fixed-width) font

Lowercase monospace typeface indicates executables, filenames, directory names, and sample user-supplied elements. Such elements include computer and database names, net service names, and connect identifiers, as well as user-supplied database objects and structures, column names, packages and classes, usernames and roles, program units, and parameter values.

Note: Some programmatic elements use a mixture of UPPERCASE and lowercase. Enter these elements as shown.

Enter sqlplus to open SQL*Plus.

The password is specified in the orapwd file.

Back up the datafiles and control files in the /disk1/oracle/dbs directory.

The department_id, department_name, and location_id columns are in the hr.departments table.

Set the QUERY_REWRITE_ENABLED initialization parameter to true.

Connect as oe user.

The JRepUtil class implements these methods.

lowercase italic monospace (fixed-width) font

Lowercase italic monospace font represents placeholders or variables.

You can specify the parallel_clause.

Run Uold_release.SQL where old_release refers to the release you installed prior to upgrading.

Conventions in Code Examples

Code examples illustrate SQL, PL/SQL, SQL*Plus, or other command-line statements. They are displayed in a monospace (fixed-width) font and separated from normal text as shown in this example:

SELECT username FROM dba_users WHERE username = 'MIGRATE';

The following table describes typographic conventions used in code examples and provides examples of their use.

Convention Meaning Example

[ ]

Brackets enclose one or more optional items. Do not enter the brackets.

DECIMAL (digits [ , precision ])

{ }

Braces enclose two or more items, one of which is required. Do not enter the braces.



A vertical bar represents a choice of two or more options within brackets or braces. Enter one of the options. Do not enter the vertical bar.




Horizontal ellipsis points indicate either:

  • That we have omitted parts of the code that are not directly related to the example
  • That you can repeat a portion of the code

CREATE TABLE ... AS subquery;

SELECT col1, col2, ... , coln FROM employees;




Vertical ellipsis points indicate that we have omitted several lines of code not directly related to the example.

Other notation

You must enter symbols other than brackets, braces, vertical bars, and ellipsis points as shown.

acctbal NUMBER(11,2);

acct CONSTANT NUMBER(4) := 3;


Italicized text indicates placeholders or variables for which you must supply particular values.

CONNECT SYSTEM/system_password

DB_NAME = database_name


Uppercase typeface indicates elements supplied by the system. We show these terms in uppercase in order to distinguish them from terms you define. Unless terms appear in brackets, enter them in the order and with the spelling shown. However, because these terms are not case sensitive, you can enter them in lowercase.

SELECT last_name, employee_id FROM employees;


DROP TABLE hr.employees;


Lowercase typeface indicates programmatic elements that you supply. For example, lowercase indicates names of tables, columns, or files.

Note: Some programmatic elements use a mixture of UPPERCASE and lowercase. Enter these elements as shown.

SELECT last_name, employee_id FROM employees;

sqlplus hr/hr


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