Chapter 14. Oracle PL/SQL Transactions

This chapter continues the discussion of how to connect to and use the Oracle Database 10g XE instance started in Chapter 13. The chapter focuses on how to use and leverage Oracle Procedural Language/Structured Query Language (PL/SQL) to develop web applications. PL/SQL is completely integrated with the SQL*Plus environment and has been a major part of the Oracle database since Oracle 7. The PL/SQL programming language lets you build server-side procedural programs.

The semantics for connecting and managing transactions are the same as those presented in Chapter 13. In this chapter, you learn how to use Oracle bind variables to pass-by-value and pass-by-reference between your PHP programs and PL/SQL stored ...

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