The Oracle PL/SQL Language Pocket Reference is a quick reference guide to the PL/SQL programming language, which provides procedural extensions to the SQL relational database language.
The purpose of this pocket reference is to help PL/SQL users find the syntax of specific language elements. It is not a self-contained user guide; basic knowledge of the PL/SQL programming language is assumed. For more information, see the following O’Reilly books:
Wherever a package, program, or function is supported only for a particular version of the Oracle database (e.g., Oracle Database 12c), we indicate this in the text.
We are grateful to all those who helped in the preparation of this book. In particular, thanks to Patrick Barel, Indu Janardanan, and Prachi Sharma for their technical reviews (though all mistakes and omissions remain the responsibility of the authors). Bryn Llewellyn gave us thorough and thoroughly helpful feedback on previous editions. Thanks as well to first-edition reviewers Eric J. Givler and Stephen Nelson and to second- and third-edition reviewer Jonathan Gennick. In addition, we appreciate all the good work by the O’Reilly crew, especially editor Tim McGovern, in ...