Oracle Database PL/SQL Language Reference describes and explains how to use PL/SQL, the Oracle procedural extension of SQL.
Oracle Database PL/SQL Language Reference is intended for anyone who is developing PL/SQL-based applications for either an Oracle Database or an Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database, including:
To use this document effectively, you need a working knowledge of:
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Basic programming concepts such as
IF-THEN statements, loops, procedures, and functions
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Choose either A, B, or C.
view means all static data dictionary views whose names end with
view. For example,
USER_ERRORS. For more information about any static data dictionary view, or about static dictionary views in general, see Oracle Database Reference.
Table names not qualified with schema names are in the sample schema
HR. For information about the sample schemas, see Oracle Database Sample Schemas.
Syntax descriptions are provided in this book for various SQL, PL/SQL, or other command-line constructs in graphic form or Backus Naur Form (BNF). See Oracle Database SQL Language Reference for information about how to interpret these descriptions.