Used for file and directory names and for emphasis when introducing a new term.
Used for code examples.
Constant width bold
Indicates user input in examples showing an interaction. Also, in some code examples, highlights the statements being discussed.
Constant width italic
In some code examples, indicates an element (e.g., a parameter) that you supply.
In code examples, generally indicates PL/SQL keywords or certain identifiers used by Oracle Corporation as built-in function and package names.
In code examples, generally indicates user-defined items such as variables, parameters, etc.
In code examples, enter exactly as shown.
In code examples, helps to show structure but is not required.
In code examples, a double hyphen begins a single-line comment that extends to the end of a line.
In code examples, these characters delimit a multiline comment that can extend from one line to another.
In code examples and related discussions, a dot qualifies a reference by separating an object name from a component name. For example, dot notation is used to select fields in a record and to specify declarations within a package.
Indicates a tip, suggestion, or general note. For example, I’ll tell you if a certain setting is version-specific.
Indicates a warning or caution. For example, I’ll tell you if a certain setting has some kind of negative impact on the system.