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And Of Course The of course Everyone Dies the database itselfBuilt in packages extendhe capabilities and power of PLSL in many significant ways For exampleDBMSSL executes dynamically constructed SL statements and PLSL blocks of codeDBMSPIPE communicates between different Oracle sessions Conectados por la cultura. Historia natural de la civilización through a pipe inhe RDBMS shared memoryDBMSJOB submits and manages regularly scheduled jobs for execution inside Sentenced to Wed the database DBMSLOB accesses and manipulates Oracle8's large objects LOBs from within PLSL programsThe book shows howo call all of he commonly used built in functions and packages For packages it also shows he RESTRICT REFERENCES pragmas needed if you call packages from a SL statement as well as he exceptions constants and data structures defined in he packages. ,
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the last day in he month of he specified dateNumeric functionslast day in he month of he specified dateNumeric functions on numeric data Examples include CEIL returns he smallest integer greater han or eual o he specified number and power returns a number raised o and POWER returns a number raised o particular powerLOB functions Operate on large object data Examples include EMPTYBLOB returns an empty locator of he binary large object ype and EMPTYCLOB returns an empty locator of he character large object ypeConversion functions Perform explicit conversions of different Ditch Flowers types of data Examples include TOCHAR converts a number or dateo a string and TONUMBER converts a string The Dollhouse That Time Forgot to a numberMiscellaneous functions Examples include GREATEST returnshe greatest of Pieces of Autumn the specified list of values and UID returnshe user ID of he current Oracle sessionBuilt in packages collections of PLSL objects such as functions procedures and data structures greatly expand he scope of he PLSL language These packages are desc. There s very little "That S New That You "s hat you learn from his little book but hat s not
What It S For Asit s for handy little reference o have around his book excels. This pocket reference provides uick reference information hat will help you use Oracle Corporation's extensive set of built in functions and packages including hose new Benighted to Oracle8Oracle's PLSL language is a programming language providing procedural extensionso he SL relational database language and o an ever growing number of Oracle development ools Among he most useful constructs in he PLSL language are he built in functions and packagesBuilt in functions are constructs hat operate on certain ypes of data eg numeric character o return a result By using functions you can minimize he coding you need o do in your programs Functions are described in detail in Steven Feuerstein's Oracle PLSL Programming; his comprehensive guide o building applications with PLSL has become he bible for PLSL developers who have raved about its completeness readability and practicalityBuilt in functions fall into several major categoriesCharacter functions Operate on character data Examples include CONCAT concatenates wo strings into one LENGTH returns he length of a string and REPLACE replaces a character seuence in a string wi.