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Is there a simple guide to calling external routines from Oracle?

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Date written: 17/10/01

Oracle version(s): 8.1.7

Oracle provides a mechanism to call external routines (written in C, Java, or any other external language) from the Oracle server. However, the Oracle documentation is not easy to follow when trying to implement this. Is there a simpler guide to doing this?

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This question is addressed by the following documents:

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Dave Wotton Calling External routines from PL/SQL (Parts 1 and 2) Dave Wotton (17/10/01)


Further reading: Chapter 10: External Routines of the Oracle8i Application Developer's Guide - Fundamentals (Release 2 (8.1.6)) manual

Oracle MetaLink documents: 50598.1 and 50868.1

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