Organization of This Book
This book is divided into the following six sections:
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Provides a short regular expression tutorial aimed at those who aren’t already familiar with regular expressions.
- Oracle’s Regular Expression Support
For readers familiar with regular expressions, describes how they are implemented and used within Oracle. Also includes a description of the key differences between the regular expression implementations of Perl and Oracle.
- Regular Expression Quick Reference
Describes the regular expression metacharacters supported by Oracle and provides examples of their usage.
- Oracle Regular Expression Functions
Details the new SQL and PL/SQL functions that make up Oracle’s regular expression support.
- Oracle Regular Expression Error Messages
Lists all of Oracle’s regular expression error messages and provides advice as to what do when you encounter a given message.