4 Oracle Data Provider for .NETServer-Side Features

This chapter discusses server-side features provided by Oracle Data Provider for .NET.

With the support for .NET stored procedures in Oracle Databases for Windows that Oracle Database Extensions for .NET provides, ODP.NET can be used to access Oracle data through the implicit database connection that is available from the context of the .NET stored procedure execution. Explicit user connections can also be created to establish connections to the database that hosts the .NET stored procedure or to other Oracle Databases.

This chapter contains these topics: