23 OCI XML DB Functions

This chapter describes the OCI XML DB functions.

This chapter contains these topics:

Introduction to XML DB Support in OCI

This chapter describes the XML DB functions in detail.

Conventions for OCI Functions

See the "Conventions for OCI Functions" for the conventions used in describing each function. The entries for each function may also contain the following information:


Unless otherwise stated, the function returns the values described in Table 23-1.

Table 23-1 Function Return Values

Return Value Meaning


The operation succeeded.


The operation failed. The specific error can be retrieved by calling OCIErrorGet() on the error handle passed to the function.


The OCI handle passed to the function is invalid.

See Also:

"Error Handling in OCI" for more information about return codes and error handling