The Oracle Database Gateway for DRDA provides users with transparent access to DRDA databases as if they were Oracle databases.

Intended Audience

This guide is intended for anyone responsible for installing, configuring, and administering the gateway, and also for application developers.

Read this guide if you are responsible for tasks such as:

You must understand the fundamentals of Oracle Database Gateway and the operating system you are working on before using this guide to install or administer the gateway.


Refer to the Oracle Database Installation Guide and to the certification matrix on Oracle MetaLink for the most up-to-date list of certified hardware platforms and operating system version requirements to operate the gateway for your Linux, AIX-Based, HP-UX, or Solaris system. The Oracle MetaLink web site can be found at the following URL:

The gateway processor requirements for your platform are as follows:

Documentation Accessibility

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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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TTY Access to Oracle Support Services

Oracle provides dedicated Text Telephone (TTY) access to Oracle Support Services within the United States of America 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For TTY support, call 800.446.2398.

Related Documents

The Oracle Database Gateway for DRDA User's Guide is included as part of your product shipment. Also included is:

Oracle Database Heterogeneous Connectivity Administrator's Guide

This guide contains information common to all heterogeneous gateways, including important information on functions, parameters, and error messages.

Oracle Database Administrator's Guide

Oracle Database Concepts

Oracle Database Error Messages

Oracle Database Performance Tuning Guide

Oracle Database Security Guide

Oracle Database Heterogeneous Connectivity Administrator's Guide

Typographic Conventions

The following typographic conventions are used in this guide:

Convention Description
monospace Monospace type indicates commands, directory names, user names, path names, and file names.
italics Italic type indicates variables, including variable portions of file names. It is also used for emphasis and for book titles.
UPPERCASE Uppercase letters indicate Structured Query Language (SQL) reserved words, initialization parameters, and environment variables.
Bold Bold type indicates screen names and fields.
SQL*Plus prompts The SQL*Plus prompt, SQL>, appears in SQL statement and SQL*Plus command examples. Enter your response at the prompt. Do not enter the text of the prompt, "SQL>", in your response.

SQL*Plus Prompts

The SQL*Plus prompt, SQL>, appears in SQL statements and SQL*Plus command examples. Enter your response at the prompt. Do not enter the text of the prompt, "SQL>", in your response.

Storage Measurements

Storage measurements use the following abbreviations: