263 UTL_IDENT

The UTL_IDENT package specifies which Database or client PL/SQL is running.

This chapter contains the following topics:

263.1 UTL_IDENT Overview

The UTL_IDENT package is intended for use for conditional compilation of PL/SQL packages that are supported by Oracle, TimesTen Database, and clients such as Oracle Forms.

263.2 UTL_IDENT Security Model

The UTL_IDENT package runs as the package owner SYS. The public synonym UTL_IDENT, and EXECUTE permission on this package is granted to PUBLIC.

263.3 UTL_IDENT Constants

The UTL_IDENT package defines several constants to use when specifying parameter values.

These constants are shown in the following table.

Table 263-1 UTL_IDENT Constants

Constant Type Value Description

IS_ORACLE_SERVER

BOOLEAN

TRUE/FALSE

Stipulates if Oracle Server or not

IS_ORACLE_CLIENT

BOOLEAN

TRUE/FALSE

Stipulates if Oracle Client or not

IS_TIMESTEN

BOOLEAN

TRUE/FALSE

Stipulates if TimesTen or not

IS_ORACLE_FORMS

BOOLEAN

TRUE/FALSE

Stipulates if Oracle Forms or not