C H A P T E R  9

Database Integration III

So far, we have mostly been working with the MySQL database. It is now time to introduce Oracle RDBMS and its capabilities. Oracle RDBMS is the most popular database in the market today. It is the database that the users are most likely to have in their server rooms, at least on the high end.

This chapter will introduce Oracle RDBSM and the PHP OC18 interface (connecting and executing SQL and bind variables). It will also cover the array interface, PL/SQL procedures, IN/OUT arguments, and binding cursors. Next we will discuss large objects and working with LOB columns, and we will finish up with a look at connection pooling.

Oracle RDBMS is very feature rich. A full description would require a minor ...

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