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Re: What is PL/SQL?

From: Bjorn Engsig <bengsig_at_dk.oracle.com>
Date: 7 Apr 92 09:29:16 GMT
Message-ID: <1992Apr7.092916.4@dk.oracle.com>

In article <1992Mar27.174137.5277_at_fmsrl7.srl.ford.com> hugh_at_slee06.srl.ford.com (Hugh Fader) writes:
|>I have some literature from Oracle which describes a product called
|>PL/SQL. [what is it?]
|

 Article <1992Apr3.115047.9048_at_jyu.fi> by hkau_at_jyu.fi (Harri J Kaukovuo) says:
|PL/SQL is part of SQL*Forms 3.

No, not really. PL/SQL is a procedural extension to SQL with a pascal like syntax. It is a separate product that can be included in both SQL*Forms 3 and in the Oracle kernel. In the former case, it means that a large number of calculations often done in triggers can be performed locally, so the oracle kernel is only consulted for true SQL operations. PL/SQL may also be used from other product like SQL*Plus and the precompilers.

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Received on Tue Apr 07 1992 - 04:29:16 CDT

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