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An introduction to application development for developers who are new to Oracle Database. Explains general concepts behind development with Oracle Database, introduces basic features of SQL and PL/SQL, provides references to in-depth information elsewhere in Oracle Database library, and shows how to create a simple application.
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Guides application developers on how to use Java to access and modify data in Oracle Database.
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Provides a tutorial on how to develop PHP scripts that use the database languages SQL and PL/SQL to access and manipulate Oracle data.
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Provides usage information for developers (all experience levels) of databases and database applications.
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SQL and PL/SQL

SQL and PL/SQL are fundamental to all Oracle application development. SQL is the language used to query and modify Oracle databases. PL/SQL is used to create and call triggers, stored procedures and functions, and PL/SQL packages. Other programming technologies depend upon SQL and PL/SQL to interact with the Oracle Database server.

Contains a complete description of Oracle SQL, the language used to manage information in Oracle Database.
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Contains a high-level text description of the SQL syntax used to manage information in Oracle Database.
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Presents PL/SQL, the Oracle procedural extension of SQL, an advanced fourth-generation programming language. Explains the concepts behind PL/SQL and illustrates every facet of the language.
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JSON

This manual describes the use of JSON data that is stored in Oracle Database. It covers how to store, generate, view, manipulate, manage, search, and index it.
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XML

Oracle XML DB and XML Developer's Kit enable you to develop high performance applications that process XML content and manage XML stored in the database. XDK and XML APIs allow you to generate and store XML data in the database or in documents outside the database.

This manual describes Oracle XML DB. It includes guidelines and examples for storing, generating, accessing, searching, validating, transforming, evolving, and indexing XML data in Oracle Database.
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Provides information to application developers who need to use components of the Oracle XML Developer's Kit (XDK) to generate and store XML data in a database or in a document outside the database.
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Describes Java APIs for XML.
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Describes Oracle XML Developer's Kits (XDK) and Oracle XML DB APIs for the C programming language. It primarily lists the syntax of functions, methods, and procedures associated with these APIs.
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Describes Oracle XML Developer's Kits (XDK) and Oracle XML DB APIs for the C++ programming language. This manual primarily lists the syntax of functions, methods, and procedures associated with these APIs.
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Oracle Text

Oracle Text brings search engine-like full text search capabilities to Oracle Database. Oracle Text provides a foundation for building your own search applications. Search regular columns, text inside various kinds of binary-format documents, and text, tags, and attributes inside XML documents.

Provides information for building applications with Oracle Text.
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Provides reference information for building applications with Oracle Text.
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Oracle Multimedia

Oracle Multimedia (formerly known as Oracle interMedia) lets you write applications to manage images, audio,video, and other heterogeneous media data in Oracle databases.

Presents information about using Oracle Database to store, manage, and retrieve images, audio, video, DICOM format medical images and other objects, or other heterogeneous media data in an integrated fashion with other enterprise information. Oracle Multimedia extends Oracle Database reliability, availability, and data management to multimedia content in traditional, Internet, electronic commerce, medical, financial, and other media-rich applications.
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Presents reference and other information about using Oracle Database to store, manage, and retrieve DICOM content such as single-frame and multiframe images, waveforms, slices of 3-D volumes, video segments, and structured reports in an integrated fashion with other enterprise information. Oracle Multimedia DICOM extends Oracle Database reliability, availability, and data management to media objects in medical applications. Oracle Multimedia DICOM supports Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine, the standard for medical images.
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Presents reference information about using Oracle Database to store, manage, and retrieve images, audio, video, DICOM format medical images and other objects, or other heterogeneous media data in an integrated fashion with other enterprise information. Oracle Multimedia extends Oracle Database reliability, availability, and data management to multimedia content in Internet, electronic commerce, medical, financial, and other media-rich applications.
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Presents reference information about writing Java applications using Oracle Multimedia objects to manage multimedia content within Oracle Database. (Oracle Multimedia was formerly known as Oracle interMedia.)
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Presents reference information about writing Java applications using the Oracle Multimedia object designed to store Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) data within Oracle Database. (Oracle Multimedia was formerly known as Oracle interMedia.)
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Presents reference information about writing Java applications using Oracle Multimedia to extract Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) metadata outside of the database, either on the client or in the middle tier. (Oracle Multimedia was formerly known as Oracle interMedia.)
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Presents reference information about writing Java applications using Java servlets and JavaServer Pages (JSP) to retrieve and upload multimedia data from and to Oracle Database. (Oracle Multimedia was formerly known as Oracle interMedia.)
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Oracle Secure Files and Large Objects

Oracle Secure Files, providing enhanced large object (LOB) storage functionality with file system performance, provides a foundation for a wide range of content management applications.

Describes use of SecureFiles and large object data types BLOB, CLOB, NCLOB, and BFILE in application development. Presents APIs for working with LOBs in supported programmatic environments. Describes database file systems and the Oracle Database File System Hierarchical Store package.
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.NET and Windows Application Development

The topics below are also available in a rich context-sensitive help set installed in the Visual Studio environment when you install Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio (ODT). This help set includes documentation for ODT, Oracle Data Provider for .NET, PL/SQL and SQL language reference guides, and other reference topics.

Describes provider-specific features and properties of ODP.NET. Oracle Data Provider for .NET is an implementation of Microsoft's ADO.NET interface and provides access to Oracle databases.
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Provides introductory, installation, postinstallation configuration, and usage information for using these providers with ASP.NET services and controls.
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Provides introductory, installation, post-installation configuration, and usage information for Oracle Database Extensions for .NET, which makes it possible to build and run .NET stored procedures or functions with Oracle Database for Microsoft Windows.
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Describes Oracle Services for Microsoft Transaction Server, which allows Oracle databases to be used as resource managers in distributed transactions. The guide describes its usage and configuration in a Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator environment.
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Describes Oracle Provider for OLE DB, a high performance, feature rich mechanism for Microsoft ADO and OLE DB data access to Oracle databases, its usage, and its configuration.
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Java

The Java programming language is used for database code that runs inside the database, on a middle tier, or on a client system. Reference documentation for database components that have Java APIs is presented in Javadoc format.

This book describes how to develop, load, and run Java applications in Oracle Database.
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This book describes how to use Oracle JDBC drivers to develop powerful Java database applications.
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Provides Java API reference for Java Database connectivity.
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This guide provides instructions for using Oracle Universal Connection Pooling API. The API is JDBC driver agnostic.
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Provides Java API reference for Universal Connection Pool for JDBC.
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Provides easy access to Oracle Fast Application Notification (FAN) events.
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Provides guidance to developers on SQLJ programming. This document can be read by anyone with an interest in SQLJ programming, but assumes at least some prior knowledge of Java, SQLJ, PL/SQL, and Oracle database.
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SQL Plus

Contains a complete description of the SQL*Plus command-line interface to Oracle Database, and a complete reference to SQL*Plus commands and syntax.
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Contains a complete list of SQL*Plus command syntax.
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Contains important information not included in the SQL*Plus User's Guide and Reference.
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Application Express

Oracle Application Express is a declarative, rapid web application development tool for the Oracle database. It is a fully supported, no cost option available with all editions of the Oracle database. Using only a web browser, you can develop and deploy professional applications that are both fast and secure.

Contains important information not included in the Oracle Application Express documentation.
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Provides an overview of installing Oracle Application Express and describes issues to consider before installing.
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Explains how to manage an Oracle Application Express instance.
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Describes the Application Programming Interfaces, referred to as APIs, available when programming in the Oracle Application Express environment.
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Functions as a comprehensive, task-based reference on using the Oracle Application Express development environment. Oracle Application Express is a rapid Web application development tool for the Oracle database. Using only a Web browser and limited programming experience, you can develop professional, fast, and secure applications. Deployed applications require only a browser and access to an Oracle database running Application Express.
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Explains how to use Oracle Application Express Application Migration Workshop to migrate a Microsoft Access application and generate an Oracle Application Express application from the retrieved objects.
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Describes how to use Oracle Application Express SQL Workshop and utilities to load and unload data from an Oracle database, generate DDL, view object reports, and restore dropped database objects.
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Explains common Oracle Application Express end user tasks.
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Precompilers

The precompilers are used for traditional client-server applications in various languages.

Describes how to develop applications using the Oracle precompilers and the SQL and PL/SQL database languages to access and manipulate Oracle data.
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Describes how to develop C++ programs that use the SQL and PL/SQL database languages to access and manipulate Oracle data.
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Describes how to develop COBOL programs that use the database languages SQL and PL/SQL to access and manipulate Oracle data.
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Supplements the Oracle Database Programmer's Guide to the Oracle precompilers to provide additional information on how to develop FORTRAN programs that use the database languages SQL and PL/SQL to access and manipulate Oracle data.
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Contains important information not included in the Pro*C/C++ Programmer's Guide.
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Contains important information not included in the Pro*COBOL Programmer's Guide.
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Extensibility

Explains how to use the object-relational features of Oracle Database.
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Describes how to implement custom indexing and query optimization services and how to package and use these as a server extension called a data cartridge.
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Provides usage and reference information about Oracle Workspace Manager, which enables applications to create workspaces and group different versions of table row values in different workspaces.
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Globalization Support

You can store data from different character sets and code pages, and manipulate and present that data as appropriate for each locale.

Describes Oracle globalization support for the database. Explains how to set up a globalization support environment, choose and migrate a character set, customize locale data, do linguistic sorting, program in a global environment, and program with Unicode.
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Describes APIs for the Oracle Globalization Development Kit.
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Contains late-breaking information for Oracle Database Migration Assistant for Unicode.
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Introduces you to the Oracle Database Migration Assistant for Unicode, discusses the database character set migration process, and verifies that there are no character set data problems in a current Unicode database.
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Oracle Call Interface

The Oracle Call Interface is for low-level, efficient coding in C or C++.

Describes the Oracle Call Interface (OCI) which is an application programming interface (API) that allows applications written in C or C++ to interact with Oracle Database.
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Presents the Oracle C++ Call Interface, an application program interface that enables applications written in C++ to interact with one or more Oracle databases. To extend the functionality of code generated by the Object Type Translator, programmers may want to add code in the OTT-generated file. The OTT can distinguish between OTT-generated code and user-generated code by looking for some predefined markers (tags).
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