The Oracle Database Gateway for APPC provides Oracle applications seamless access to virtually any APPC-enabled system, including IBM mainframe data and services through Remote Procedure Call (RPC) processing.

Intended Audience

Read this guide if you are responsible for tasks such as:

  • determining hardware and software requirements

  • installing, configuring, or administering an Oracle Database Gateway for APPC

  • developing applications that access remote host databases through the Oracle Database Gateway for APPC using the SNA Communication Protocol or the TCP/IP communication protocol

  • determining security requirements

  • determining and resolving problems

Before using this guide to administer the gateway, you should understand the fundamentals of your operating system and Oracle Database Gateways.

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Related Documents

The Oracle Database Gateway for APPC User's Guide is included as part of your product shipment. Also included is:

You might also need Oracle Database 11g and Oracle Net documentation. The following is a useful list of the Oracle publications that may be referenced in this book:

Refer to the Oracle Technical Publications Catalog and Price Guide for a complete list of documentation provided for Oracle products.

Legacy Compilers

Examples in this guide use the compiler name parameter value IBMVSCOBOLII, which represents the IBM VS COBOL II compiler. Although the IBM VS COBOL II compiler is no longer supported, the string IBMVSCOBOLII should still be used and the supported COBOL compiler will be called.


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