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1 Introduction to Oracle Supplied PL/SQL Packages & Types

Oracle supplies many PL/SQL packages with the Oracle server to extend database functionality and provide PL/SQL access to SQL features. You can use the supplied packages when creating your applications or for ideas in creating your own stored procedures.

This manual covers the packages provided with the Oracle database server. Packages supplied with other products, such as Oracle Developer or the Oracle Application Server, are not covered.

Note that not every package or type described in this manual or elsewhere in the Oracle Database Documentation Library is installed by default. In such cases, the account states that to be the case and explains how to install the object. Run this query as a suitably privileged user:

SELECT DISTINCT Owner, Object_Type, Object_Name FROM DBA_Objects_AE
     WHERE Owner IN (
       'SYS', 'OUTLN', 'SYSTEM', 'CTXSYS', 'DBSNMP',
     AND Object_Type IN ('PACKAGE', 'TYPE')
     ORDER BY Owner, Object_Type, Object_Name

This lists every Oracle-supplied package and type that is currently installed in the database. Note that it lists a number of objects not mentioned in the Oracle Database Documentation Library. This is deliberate. Some of the Oracle-supplied packages and types are intended to be used only by other Oracle-supplied components. Any package or type that is not described in the Oracle Database Documentation Library is not supported for direct customer use.

This chapter contains the following topics:

Package Overview

A package is an encapsulated collection of related program objects stored together in the database. Program objects are procedures, functions, variables, constants, cursors, and exceptions.

Packages have many advantages over standalone procedures and functions. For example, they:

Package Components

PL/SQL packages have two parts: the specification and the body, although sometimes the body is unnecessary. The specification is the interface to your application; it declares the types, variables, constants, exceptions, cursors, and subprograms available for use. The body fully defines cursors and subprograms, and so implements the specification.

Unlike subprograms, packages cannot be called, parameterized, or nested. However, the formats of a package and a subprogram are similar:

CREATE PACKAGE name AS  -- specification (visible part)
   -- public type and item declarations
   -- subprogram specifications
END [name];

CREATE PACKAGE BODY name AS  -- body (hidden part)
   -- private type and item declarations
   -- subprogram bodies
   -- initialization statements]
END [name];

The specification holds public declarations that are visible to your application. The body holds implementation details and private declarations that are hidden from your application. You can debug, enhance, or replace a package body without changing the specification. You can change a package body without recompiling calling programs because the implementation details in the body are hidden from your application.

Using Oracle Supplied Packages

Most Oracle supplied packages are automatically installed when the database is created and the CATPROC.SQL script is run. For example, to create the DBMS_ALERT package, the DBMSALRT.SQL and PRVTALRT.PLB scripts must be run when connected as the user SYS. These scripts are run automatically by the CATPROC.SQL script.

Certain packages are not installed automatically. Special installation instructions for these packages are documented in the individual chapters.

To call a PL/SQL function from SQL, you must either own the function or have EXECUTE privileges on the function. To select from a view defined with a PL/SQL function, you must have SELECT privileges on the view. No separate EXECUTE privileges are needed to select from the view. Instructions on special requirements for packages are documented in the individual chapters.

Creating New Packages

To create packages and store them permanently in an Oracle database, use the CREATE PACKAGE and CREATE PACKAGE BODY statements. You can execute these statements interactively from SQL*Plus or Enterprise Manager.

To create a new package, do the following:

  1. Create the package specification with the CREATE PACKAGE statement.

    You can declare program objects in the package specification. Such objects are called public objects. Public objects can be referenced outside the package, as well as by other objects in the package.


    It is often more convenient to add the OR REPLACE clause in the CREATE PACKAGE statement. But note that CREATE PACKAGE warns you if you are about to overwrite an existing package with the same name while CREATE OR REPLACE just overwrites it with no warning.
  2. Create the package body with the CREATE PACKAGE BODY statement.

    You can declare and define program objects in the package body.

Separating the Specification and Body

The specification of a package declares the public types, variables, constants, and subprograms that are visible outside the immediate scope of the package. The body of a package defines the objects declared in the specification, as well as private objects that are not visible to applications outside the package.

Oracle stores the specification and body of a package separately in the database. Other schema objects that call or reference public program objects depend only on the package specification, not on the package body. Using this distinction, you can change the definition of a program object in the package body without causing Oracle to invalidate other schema objects that call or reference the program object. Oracle invalidates dependent schema objects only if you change the declaration of the program object in the package specification.

Creating a New Package: Example

The following example shows a package specification for a package named EMPLOYEE_MANAGEMENT. The package contains one stored function and two stored procedures.

CREATE PACKAGE employee_management AS
   FUNCTION hire_emp (name VARCHAR2, job VARCHAR2,
      mgr NUMBER, hiredate DATE, sal NUMBER, comm NUMBER,
   PROCEDURE fire_emp (emp_id NUMBER);
   PROCEDURE sal_raise (emp_id NUMBER, sal_incr NUMBER);
END employee_management;

The body for this package defines the function and the procedures:

CREATE PACKAGE BODY employee_management AS
   FUNCTION hire_emp (name VARCHAR2, job VARCHAR2,
      mgr NUMBER, hiredate DATE, sal NUMBER, comm NUMBER,

The function accepts all arguments for the fields in the employee table except for the employee number. A value for this field is supplied by a sequence. The function returns the sequence number generated by the call to this function.

new_empno    NUMBER(10);

      SELECT emp_sequence.NEXTVAL INTO new_empno FROM dual;
      INSERT INTO emp VALUES (new_empno, name, job, mgr,
         hiredate, sal, comm, deptno);
      RETURN (new_empno);
   END hire_emp;

   PROCEDURE fire_emp(emp_id IN NUMBER) AS

The procedure deletes the employee with an employee number that corresponds to the argument emp_id. If no employee is found, then an exception is raised.

      DELETE FROM emp WHERE empno = emp_id;
      raise_application_error(-20011, 'Invalid Employee
         Number: ' || TO_CHAR(emp_id));
   END IF;
END fire_emp;

PROCEDURE sal_raise (emp_id IN NUMBER, sal_incr IN NUMBER) AS

The procedure accepts two arguments. Emp_id is a number that corresponds to an employee number. Sal_incr is the amount by which to increase the employee's salary.


   -- If employee exists, then update salary with increase.
      UPDATE emp
         SET sal = sal + sal_incr
         WHERE empno = emp_id;
         raise_application_error(-20011, 'Invalid Employee
            Number: ' || TO_CHAR(emp_id));
      END IF;
   END sal_raise;
END employee_management;


If you want to try this example, then first create the sequence number emp_sequence. You can do this using the following SQL*Plus statement:

Referencing Package Contents

To reference the types, items, and subprograms declared in a package specification, use the dot notation. For example:


Summary of Oracle Supplied PL/SQL Packages and Types

Table 1-1 lists the supplied PL/SQL server packages. These packages run as the invoking user, rather than the package owner. Unless otherwise noted, the packages are callable through public synonyms of the same name.


  • The procedures and functions provided in these packages and their external interfaces are reserved by Oracle and are subject to change.

  • Modifying Oracle supplied packages can cause internal errors and database security violations. Do not modify supplied packages.

Table 1-1 Summary of Oracle Supplied PL/SQL Packages

Package Name Description
APEX_CUSTOM_AUTH Provides an interface for authentication and session management
APEX_APPLICATION Enables users to take advantage of global variables
APEX_ITEM Enables users to create form elements dynamically based on a SQL query instead of creating individual items page by page
APEX_UTIL Provides utilities for getting and setting session state, getting files, checking authorizations for users, resetting different states for users, and also getting and setting preferences for users
CTX_ADM Lets you administer servers and the data dictionary
CTX_CLS Lets you generate CTXRULE rules for a set of documents
CTX_DDL Lets you create and manage the preferences, section lists and stopgroups required for Text indexes
CTX_DOC Lets you request document services
CTX_OUTPUT Lets you manage the index log
CTX_QUERY Lets you generate query feedback, count hits, and create stored query expressions
CTX_REPORT Lets you create various index reports
CTX_THES Lets you to manage and browse thesauri
CTX_ULEXER For use with the user-lexer
DBMS_ADVANCED_REWRITE Contains interfaces for advanced query rewrite users to create, drop, and maintain functional equivalence declarations for query rewrite
DBMS_ADVISOR Part of the SQLAccess Advisor, an expert system that identifies and helps resolve performance problems relating to the execution of SQL statements
DBMS_ALERT Provides support for the asynchronous notification of database events
DBMS_APPLICATION_INFO Lets you register an application name with the database for auditing or performance tracking purposes
DBMS_APPLY_ADM Provides administrative procedures to start, stop, and configure an apply process
DBMS_AQ Lets you add a message (of a predefined object type) onto a queue or to dequeue a message
DBMS_AQADM Lets you perform administrative functions on a queue or queue table for messages of a predefined object type
DBMS_AQELM Provides procedures to manage the configuration of Advanced Queuing asynchronous notification by e-mail and HTTP
DBMS_AQIN Plays a part in providing secure access to the Oracle JMS interfaces
DBMS_ASSERT Provides an interface to validate properties of the input value
DBMS_AUTO_TASK_ADMIN Used by the DBA as well as Enterprise Manager to access the AUTOTASK controls
DBMS_AW_STATS Contains a subprogram that generates and stores optimizer statistics for cubes and dimensions
DBMS_CAPTURE_ADM Describes administrative procedures to start, stop, and configure a capture process; used in Streams
DBMS_CDC_PUBLISH Identifies new data that has been added to, modified, or removed from, relational tables and publishes the changed data in a form that is usable by an application
DBMS_CDC_SUBSCRIBE Lets you view and query the change data that was captured and published with the DBMS_LOGMNR_CDC_PUBLISH package
DBMS_COMPARISON Provides interfaces to compare and converge database objects at different databases
DBMS_CONNECTION_POOL Provides an interface to manage the Database Resident Connection Pool
DBMS_CQ_NOTIFICATION Is part of a set of features that clients use to receive notifications when result sets of a query have changed. The package contains interfaces that can be used by mid-tier clients to register objects and specify delivery mechanisms.
DBMS_CRYPTO Lets you encrypt and decrypt stored data, can be used in conjunction with PL/SQL programs running network communications, and supports encryption and hashing algorithms
DBMS_CSX_ADMIN Provides an interface to customize the setup when transporting a tablespace containing binary XML data
DBMS_CUBE Contains subprograms that create OLAP cubes and dimensions, and that load and process the data for querying
DBMS_CUBE_ADVISE Contains subprograms for evaluating cube materialized views to support log-based fast refresh and query rewrite
DBMS_DATA_MINING Implements the Oracle Data Mining interface for creating, evaluating, and managing mining models
DBMS_DATA_MINING_TRANSFORM Provides subroutines that can be used to prepare data for Oracle Data Mining
DBMS_DATAPUMP Lets you move all, or part of, a database between databases, including both data and metadata
DBMS_DB_VERSION Specifies the Oracle version numbers and other information useful for simple conditional compilation selections based on Oracle versions
DBMS_DDL Provides access to some SQL DDL statements from stored procedures, and provides special administration operations not available as DDLs
DBMS_DEBUG Implements server-side debuggers and provides a way to debug server-side PL/SQL program units
DBMS_DEFER Provides the user interface to a replicated transactional deferred remote procedure call facility. Requires the Distributed Option.
DBMS_DEFER_QUERY Permits querying the deferred remote procedure calls (RPC) queue data that is not exposed through views. Requires the Distributed Option.
DBMS_DEFER_SYS Provides the system administrator interface to a replicated transactional deferred remote procedure call facility. Requires the Distributed Option.
DBMS_DESCRIBE Describes the arguments of a stored procedure with full name translation and security checking
DBMS_DG Allows applications to notify the primary database in an Oracle Data Guard broker environment to initiate a fast-start failover when the application encounters a condition that warrants a failover
DBMS_DIMENSION Enables you to verify dimension relationships and provides an alternative to the Enterprise Manager Dimension Wizard for displaying a dimension definition
DBMS_DISTRIBUTED_TRUST_ADMIN Maintains the Trusted Database List, which is used to determine if a privileged database link from a particular server can be accepted
DBMS_EPG Implements the embedded PL/SQL gateway that enables a web browser to invoke a PL/SQL stored procedure through an HTTP listener
DBMS_ERRLOG Provides a procedure that enables you to create an error logging table so that DML operations can continue after encountering errors rather than abort and roll back
DBMS_EXPFIL Contains all the procedures used to manage attribute sets, expression sets, expression indexes, optimizer statistics, and privileges by Expression Filter
DBMS_FGA Provides fine-grained security functions
DBMS_FILE_GROUP One of a set of Streams packages, provides administrative interfaces for managing file groups, file group versions, files and file group repositories
DBMS_FILE_TRANSFER Lets you copy a binary file within a database or to transfer a binary file between databases
DBMS_FLASHBACK Lets you flash back to a version of the database at a specified wall-clock time or a specified system change number (SCN)
DBMS_FREQUENT_ITEMSET Enables frequent itemset counting
DBMS_HM Contains constants and procedure declarations for health check management
DBMS_HPROF Provides an interface for profiling the execution of PL/SQL applications
DBMS_HS_PARALLEL Enables parallel processing for heterogeneous targets access
DBMS_HS_PASSTHROUGH Lets you use Heterogeneous Services to send pass-through SQL statements to non-Oracle systems
DBMS_IOT Creates a table into which references to the chained rows for an Index Organized Table can be placed using the ANALYZE command
DBMS_JAVA Provides a PL/SQL interface for accessing database functionality from Java
DBMS_JOB Schedules and manages jobs in the job queue
DBMS_LDAP Provides functions and procedures to access data from LDAP servers
DBMS_LDAP_UTL Provides the Oracle Extension utility functions for LDAP
DBMS_LIBCACHE Prepares the library cache on an Oracle instance by extracting SQL and PL/SQL from a remote instance and compiling this SQL locally without execution
DBMS_LOB Provides general purpose routines for operations on Oracle Large Object (LOBs) datatypes - BLOB, CLOB (read/write), and BFILEs (read-only)
DBMS_LOCK Lets you request, convert and release locks through Oracle Lock Management services
DBMS_LOGMNR Provides functions to initialize and run the log reader
DBMS_LOGMNR_D Queries the dictionary tables of the current database, and creates a text based file containing their contents
DBMS_LOGSTDBY Describes procedures for configuring and managing the logical standby database environment
DBMS_METADATA Lets callers easily retrieve complete database object definitions (metadata) from the dictionary
DBMS_MGD_ID_UTL Provides a set of utility subprograms
DBMS_MGWADM Describes the Messaging Gateway administrative interface; used in Advanced Queuing
DBMS_MGWMSG Describes object types (used by the canonical message types to convert message bodies) and helper methods, constants, and subprograms for working with the Messaging Gateway message types; used in Advanced Queuing.
DBMS_MONITOR Let you use PL/SQL for controlling additional tracing and statistics gathering
DBMS_MVIEW Lets you refresh snapshots that are not part of the same refresh group and purge logs. DBMS_SNAPSHOT is a synonym.
DBMS_NETWORK_ACL_ADMIN Provides the interface to administer the network Access Control List (ACL)
DBMS_NETWORK_UTL Provides the interface to administer the network Access Control List (ACL)
DBMS_OBFUSCATION_TOOLKIT Provides procedures for Data Encryption Standards
DBMS_ODCI Returns the CPU cost of a user function based on the elapsed time of the function
DBMS_OFFLINE_OG Provides a public interface for offline instantiation of master groups
DBMS_OLAP Provides procedures for summaries, dimensions, and query rewrites
DBMS_OUTLN Provides the interface for procedures and functions associated with management of stored outlines Synonymous with OUTLN_PKG
DBMS_OUTLN_EDIT Lets you edit an invoker's rights package
DBMS_OUTPUT Accumulates information in a buffer so that it can be retrieved later
DBMS_PCLXUTIL Provides intra-partition parallelism for creating partition-wise local indexes
DBMS_PIPE Provides a DBMS pipe service which enables messages to be sent between sessions
DBMS_PREDICTIVE_ANALYTICS Provides subroutines that implement automatic data mining operations for predict, explain, and profile
DBMS_PREPROCESSOR Provides an interface to print or retrieve the source text of a PL/SQL unit in its post-processed form
DBMS_PROFILER Provides a Probe Profiler API to profile existing PL/SQL applications and identify performance bottlenecks
DBMS_PROPAGATION_ADM Provides administrative procedures for configuring propagation from a source queue to a destination queue
DBMS_RANDOM Provides a built-in random number generator
DBMS_RECTIFIER_DIFF Provides an interface to detect and resolve data inconsistencies between two replicated sites
DBMS_REDEFINITION Lets you perform an online reorganization of tables
DBMS_REFRESH Lets you create groups of snapshots that can be refreshed together to a transactionally consistent point in time Requires the Distributed Option
DBMS_REPAIR Provides data corruption repair procedures
DBMS_REPCAT Provides routines to administer and update the replication catalog and environment. Requires the Replication Option.
DBMS_REPCAT_ADMIN Lets you create users with the privileges needed by the symmetric replication facility. Requires the Replication Option.
DBMS_REPCAT_INSTATIATE Instantiates deployment templates. Requires the Replication Option.
DBMS_REPCAT_RGT Controls the maintenance and definition of refresh group templates. Requires the Replication Option.
DBMS_REPUTIL Provides routines to generate shadow tables, triggers, and packages for table replication.
DBMS_RESCONFIG Provides an interface to operate on the Resource Configuration List, and to retrieve listener information for a resource
DBMS_RESOURCE_MANAGER Maintains plans, consumer groups, and plan directives; it also provides semantics so that you may group together changes to the plan schema
DBMS_RESOURCE_MANAGER_PRIVS Maintains privileges associated with resource consumer groups
DBMS_RESULT_CACHE Provides an interface to operate on the Result Cache
DBMS_RESUMABLE Lets you suspend large operations that run out of space or reach space limits after executing for a long time, fix the problem, and make the statement resume execution
DBMS_RLMGR Contains various procedures to create and manage rules and rule sessions by the Rules Manager
DBMS_RLS Provides row level security administrative interface
DBMS_ROWID Provides procedures to create rowids and to interpret their contents
DBMS_RULE Describes the EVALUATE procedure used in Streams
DBMS_RULE_ADM Describes the administrative interface for creating and managing rules, rule sets, and rule evaluation contexts; used in Streams
DBMS_SCHEDULER Provides a collection of scheduling functions that are callable from any PL/SQL program
DBMS_SERVER_ALERT Lets you issue alerts when some threshold has been violated
DBMS_SERVICE Lets you create, delete, activate and deactivate services for a single instance
DBMS_SESSION Provides access to SQL ALTER SESSION statements, and other session information, from stored procedures
DBMS_SHARED_POOL Lets you keep objects in shared memory, so that they will not be aged out with the normal LRU mechanism
DBMS_SPACE Provides segment space information not available through standard SQL
DBMS_SPACE_ADMIN Provides tablespace and segment space administration not available through the standard SQL
DBMS_SPM Supports the SQL plan management feature by providing an interface for the DBA or other user to perform controlled manipulation of plan history and SQL plan baselines maintained for various SQL statements
DBMS_SQL Lets you use dynamic SQL to access the database
DBMS_SQLDIAG Provides an interface to the SQL Diagnosability functionality
DBMS_SQLTUNE Provides the interface to tune SQL statements
DBMS_STAT_FUNCS Provides statistical functions
DBMS_STATS Provides a mechanism for users to view and modify optimizer statistics gathered for database objects
DBMS_STORAGE_MAP Communicates with FMON to invoke mapping operations
DBMS_STREAMS Describes the interface to convert SYS.AnyData objects into LCR objects and an interface to annotate redo entries generated by a session with a binary tag.
DBMS_STREAMS_ADMIN Describes administrative procedures for adding and removing simple rules, without transformations, for capture, propagation, and apply at the table, schema, and database level
DBMS_STREAMS_AUTH Provides interfaces for granting privileges to Streams administrators and revoking privileges from Streams administrators
DBMS_STREAMS_ADVISOR_ADM Provides an interface to gather information about an Oracle Streams environment and advise database administrators based on the information gathered
DBMS_STREAMS_MESSAGING Provides interfaces to enqueue messages into and dequeue messages from a SYS.AnyData queue
DBMS_STREAMS_TABLESPACE_ADM Provides administrative procedures for copying tablespaces between databases and moving tablespaces from one database to another
DBMS_TDB Reports whether a database can be transported between platforms using the RMAN CONVERT DATABASE command. It verifies that databases on the current host platform are of the same endian format as the destination platform, and that the state of the current database does not prevent transport of the database.
DBMS_TRACE Provides routines to start and stop PL/SQL tracing
DBMS_TRANSACTION Provides access to SQL transaction statements from stored procedures and monitors transaction activities
DBMS_TRANSFORM Provides an interface to the message format transformation features of Oracle Advanced Queuing
DBMS_TTS Checks if the transportable set is self-contained
DBMS_TYPES Consists of constants, which represent the built-in and user-defined types
DBMS_UTILITY Provides various utility routines
DBMS_WARNING Provides the interface to query, modify and delete current system or session settings
DBMS_WM Describes how to use the programming interface to Oracle Database Workspace Manager to work with long transactions
DBMS_WORKLOAD_CAPTURE Configures the Workload Capture system and produce the workload capture data.
DBMS_WORKLOAD_REPLAY Provides an interface to replay and report on a record of a workload on a production or test system
DBMS_WORKLOAD_REPOSITORY Lets you manage the Workload Repository, performing operations such as managing snapshots and baselines
DBMS_XA Contains the XA/Open interface for applications to call XA interface in PL/SQL
DBMS_XDB Describes Resource Management and Access Control interface for PL/SQL
DBMS_XDB_ADMIN Provides an interface to implement XMLIndex administration operation
DBMS_XDBRESOURCE Provides an interface to operate on the XDB resource's metadata and contents
DBMS_XDB_VERSION Describes the versioning interface
DBMS_XDBT Describes how an administrator can create a ConText index on the XML DB hierarchy and configure it for automatic maintenance
DBMS_XDBZ Controls the Oracle XML DB repository security, which is based on Access Control Lists (ACLs)
DBMS_XEVENT Provides event-related types and supporting subprograms
DBMS_XMLDOM Explains access to XMLType objects
DBMS_XMLGEN Converts the results of a SQL query to a canonical XML format
DBMS_XMLINDEX Provides an interface to implement asychronous indexing and apply node referencing
DBMS_XMLPARSER Explains access to the contents and structure of XML documents
DBMS_XMLQUERY Provides database-to-XMLType functionality
DBMS_XMLSAVE Provides XML-to-database-type functionality
DBMS_XMLSCHEMA Explains procedures to register and delete XML schemas
DBMS_XMLSTORE Provides the ability to store XML data in relational tables
DBMS_XMLTRANSLATIONS Provides an interface to perform translations so that strings can be searched or displayed in various languages
DBMS_XPLAN Describes how to format the output of the EXPLAIN PLAN command
DBMS_XSLPROCESSOR Explains access to the contents and structure of XML documents
DEBUG_EXTPROC Lets you debug external procedures on platforms with debuggers that attach to a running process
HTF Hypertext functions generate HTML tags
HTP Hypertext procedures generate HTML tags
ORD_DICOM Supports the management and manipulation of Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) content stored in BLOBs or BFILEs rather than in an ORDDicom object type
ORD_DICOM_ADMIN Used by Oracle Multimedia Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) administrators to maintain the Oracle Multimedia DICOM data model repository
OWA_CACHE Provides an interface that enables the PL/SQL Gateway cache to improve the performance of PL/SQL web applications
OWA_COOKIE Provides an interface for sending and retrieving HTTP cookies from the client's browser
OWA_CUSTOM Provides a Global PLSQL Agent Authorization callback function
OWA_IMAGE Provides an interface to access the coordinates where a user clicked on an image
OWA_OPT_LOCK Contains subprograms that impose optimistic locking strategies so as to prevent lost updates
OWA_PATTERN Provides an interface to locate text patterns within strings and replace the matched string with another string
OWA_SEC Provides an interface for custom authentication
OWA_TEXT Contains subprograms used by OWA_PATTERN for manipulating strings. They are externalized so you can use them directly.
OWA_UTIL Contains utility subprograms for performing operations such as getting the value of CGI environment variables, printing the data that is returned to the client, and printing the results of a query in an HTML table
SDO_CS Provides functions for coordinate system transformation
SDO_CSW_PROCESS Contains subprograms for various processing operations related to support for Catalog Services for the Web (CSW)
SDO_GCDR Contains the Oracle Spatial geocoding subprograms, which let you geocode unformatted postal addresses
SDO_GEOM Provides functions implementing geometric operations on spatial objects
SDO_GEOR Contains functions and procedures for the Spatial GeoRaster feature, which lets you store, index, query, analyze, and deliver raster image data and its associated Spatial vector geometry data and metadata
SDO_GEOR_ADMIN Contains subprograms for administrative operations related to GeoRaster.
SDO_GEOR_UTL Contains utility functions and procedures for the Spatial GeoRaster feature, including those related to using triggers with GeoRaster data
SDO_LRS Provides functions for linear referencing system support
SDO_MIGRATE Provides functions for migrating spatial data from previous releases
SDO_NET Provides functions and procedures for working with data modeled as nodes and links in a network
SDO_NET_MEM Contains functions and procedures for performing editing and analysis operations on network data using a network memory object
SDO_OLS Contains functions and procedures for performing editing and analysis operations on network data using a network memory object
SDO_PC_PKG Contains subprograms to support the use of point clouds in Spatial
SDO_SAM Contains functions and procedures for spatial analysis and data mining
SDO_TIN_PKG Contains subprograms to support the use of triangulated irregular networks (TINs) in Spatial
SDO_TOPO Provides procedures for creating and managing Spatial topologies
SDO_TOPO_MAP Contains subprograms for editing Spatial topologies using a cache (TopoMap object)
SDO_TUNE Provides functions for selecting parameters that determine the behavior of the spatial indexing scheme used in Oracle Spatial
SDO_UTIL Provides utility functions and procedures for Oracle Spatial
SDO_WFS_LOCK Contains subprograms for WFS support for registering and unregistering feature tables
SDO_WFS_PROC Provides utility functions and procedures for Oracle Spatial
SEM_APIS Contains subprograms for working with the Resource Description Framework (RDF) and Web Ontology Language (OWL) in an Oracle database.
SEM_PERF Contains subprograms for examining and enhancing the performance of the Resource Description Framework (RDF) and Web Ontology Language (OWL) support in an Oracle database
UTL_COLL Enables PL/SQL programs to use collection locators to query and update
UTL_COMPRESS Provides a set of data compression utilities
UTL_DBWS Provides database web services
UTL_ENCODE Provides functions that encode RAW data into a standard encoded format so that the data can be transported between hosts
UTL_FILE Enables your PL/SQL programs to read and write operating system text files and provides a restricted version of standard operating system stream file I/O
UTL_HTTP Enables HTTP callouts from PL/SQL and SQL to access data on the Internet or to call Oracle Web Server Cartridges
UTL_I18N Provides a set of services (Oracle Globalization Service) that help developers build multilingual applications
UTL_INADDR Provides a procedure to support internet addressing
UTL_LMS Retrieves and formats error messages in different languages
UTL_MAIL A utility for managing email which includes commonly used email features, such as attachments, CC, BCC, and return receipt
UTL_NLA Exposes a subset of the BLAS and LAPACK (Version 3.0) operations on vectors and matrices represented as VARRAYs
UTL_RAW Provides SQL functions for manipulating RAW datatypes
UTL_REF Enables a PL/SQL program to access an object by providing a reference to the object
UTL_SMTP Provides PL/SQL functionality to send emails
UTL_SPADV Provides subprograms to collect and analyze statistics for the Oracle Streams components in a distributed database environment
UTL_TCP Provides PL/SQL functionality to support simple TCP/IP-based communications between servers and the outside world
UTL_URL Provides escape and unescape mechanisms for URL characters
WPG_DOCLOAD Provides an interface to download files, both BLOBs and BFILEs
ANYDATA TYPE A self-describing data instance type containing an instance of the type plus a description
ANYDATASET TYPE Contains a description of a given type plus a set of data instances of that type
ANYTYPE TYPE Contains a type description of any persistent SQL type, named or unnamed, including object types and collection types; or, it can be used to construct new transient type descriptions
Oracle Streams AQ Types Describes the types used in Advanced Queuing
Database URI Type Contains URI Support, UriType Super Type, HttpUriType Subtype, DBUriType Subtype, XDBUriType Subtype, UriFactory Package
Expression Filter Types Expression Filter feature is supplied with a set of predefined types and public synonyms for these types.
JMS TYPES Describes JMS types so that a PL/SQL application can use JMS queues of JMS types
Oracle Multimedia ORDAudio TYPE Supports the storage and management of audio data
Oracle Multimedia ORDDicom Type Supports the storage, management, and manipulation of Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) data
Oracle Multimedia ORDDoc TYPE Supports the storage and management of heterogeneous media data including image, audio, and video
Oracle Multimedia ORDImage TYPE Supports the storage, management, and manipulation of image data
Oracle Multimedia SQL/MM Still Image TYPE Supports the SQL/MM Still Image Standard, which lets you store, retrieve, and modify images in the database and locate images using visual predicates
Oracle Multimedia ORDVideo TYPE Supports the storage and management of video data
LOGICAL CHANGE RECORD TYPES Describes LCR types, which are message payloads that contain information about changes to a database, used in Streams
MG_ID Package Types Provides an extensible framework that supports current RFID tags with the standard family of EPC bit encodings for the supported encoding types
RULES TYPEs Describes the types used with rules, rule sets, and evaluation contexts
RULES Manager Types Rules Manager is supplied with one predefined type and a public synonym
UTL Streams Types Describes describes abstract streams types used with Oracle XML functionality
XMLType Describes the types and functions used for native XML support in the server