This manual provides reference information about database initialization parameters, static data dictionary views, dynamic performance views, database limits, and SQL scripts that are part of the Oracle Database.
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Oracle Database Reference is intended for database administrators, system administrators, and database application developers.
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Oracle database management system (DBMS) concepts
Your operating system environment
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Oracle Database Administrator’s Guide for information about administering the Oracle Database
Oracle Database Upgrade Guide for the procedures for upgrading a previous release of Oracle to the new release
Oracle Database SQL Language Reference for information on Oracle's SQL commands and functions
Oracle Database Development Guide for information about developing database applications within the Oracle Database
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