8.4 Storing XMLTypes and LOBs in an ANYDATA Column

Beginning with Oracle Database 12c, you can use ALTER TABLE to store ADTs with XMLTYPEs and LOB attributes in ANYDATA columns. You can also do the same for standalone XMLTYPEs.

  • Use the modify_opaque_type clause, which instructs the database to store these types unpacked. Otherwise, they cannot be stored in an ANYDATA column.

See Also:

Oracle Database SQL Language Reference for information about ALTER TABLE used with the modify_opaque_type clause