The Oracle Secure Enterprise Search Administration API Guide documents two interfaces to the Administration API: a command-line interface and a Web services interface. It also introduces the Web services Java client. The Administration API supports the same features as the Oracle SES Administration GUI, and some new features that are currently not supported by the GUI.


This document is intended for anyone using the Oracle SES Administration API:

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The following text conventions are used in this document:

Convention Meaning
boldface Boldface type indicates graphical user interface elements associated with an action, or terms defined in text or the glossary.
italic Italic type indicates book titles, emphasis, or placeholder variables for which you supply particular values.
monospace Monospace type indicates commands within a paragraph, URLs, code in examples, text that appears on the screen, or text that you enter.

This reference presents syntax in a simple variant of Backus-Naur Form (BNF) that includes the following symbols and conventions.

Symbol or Convention Meaning
[ ] Brackets enclose optional items.
{ } Braces enclose a choice of items of which only one is required.
| A vertical bar separates alternatives.
... Ellipses indicate that the preceding syntactic element can be repeated.
/ A slash separates levels of a directory path. On Windows, use a backslash (\) in place of a slash (/).
delimiters Delimiters other than brackets, braces, vertical bars, and ellipses must be entered as shown.
italics Words appearing in italics are placeholders for which you must substitute a name or a value. Words that are not in italics are keywords and must be entered as shown.
ORACLE_BASE ORACLE_BASE is the root of the directory structure, where Oracle SES software and its supporting infrastructure software are installed. This directory path typically is stored in an environment variable. On Linux and UNIX systems, you can reference the variable as $ORACLE_BASE. On Windows, the equivalent is %ORACLE_BASE%.
ORACLE_HOME ORACLE_HOME is the ORACLE_BASE/seshome directory. This directory path typically is stored in an environment variable. On Linux and UNIX systems, you can reference the variable as $ORACLE_HOME. On Windows, the equivalent is %ORACLE_HOME%.