This manual provides reference information for Oracle Text. Use it as a reference for creating Oracle Text indexes, for issuing Oracle Text queries, for presenting documents, and for using the Oracle Text PL/SQL packages.

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Oracle Text Reference is intended for an Oracle Text application developer or a system administrator responsible for maintaining the Oracle Text system.

To use this document, you need experience with the Oracle relational database management system, SQL, SQL*Plus, and PL/SQL. See the documentation provided with your hardware and software for additional information.

If you are unfamiliar with the Oracle RDBMS and related tools, see the Oracle Database Concepts, which is a comprehensive introduction to the concepts and terminology used throughout Oracle documentation.

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The following text conventions are used in this document:

Convention Meaning
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