Welcome to Oracle Text Reference. This document provides reference information for building applications with Oracle Text. This preface contains the following topics:


This document is intended for application developers and system administrators who maintain an Oracle Text system in an Oracle environment. To use this document, you need experience with Oracle Database, SQL, SQL*Plus, and PL/SQL.

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The following text conventions are used in this document:

Convention Meaning


Boldface type indicates graphical user interface elements associated with an action, or terms defined in text or the glossary.


Italic type indicates book titles, emphasis, or placeholder variables for which you supply particular values.


Monospace type indicates commands within a paragraph, URLs, code in examples, text that appears on the screen, or text that you enter.