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Oracle Text Application Developer's Guide is intended for users who perform the following tasks:

  • Develop Oracle Text applications

  • Administer Oracle Text installations

To use this document, you need to have experience with the Oracle object relational database management system, SQL, SQL*Plus, and PL/SQL.

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