Summary of DBMS_METADATA_DIFF Procedures

This section provides brief descriptions of the procedures and functions provided by the DBMS_METADATA_DIFF API. For detailed descriptions of these procedures, see Oracle Database PL/SQL Packages and Types Reference.

Table 21-4 DBMS_METADATA_DIFF Procedures and Functions

PL/SQL Procedure Name Description

OPENC function

Specifies the type of objects to be compared.

ADD_DOCUMENT procedure

Specifies an SXML document to be compared.

FETCH_CLOB functions and procedures

Returns a CLOB showing the differences between the two documents specified by ADD_DOCUMENT.

CLOSE procedure

Invalidates the handle returned by OPENC and cleans up associated state.