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Oracle SQL by Carol McCullough-Dieter, Gavin JT Powell

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Datatypes and Collections

In this chapter:

  • What are datatypes?

  • What are simple datatypes?

  • What are complex datatypes?

  • What is a user-defined datatype?

  • What are object datatypes?

  • What types of object collection functionality exist?

  • What are special Oracle datatypes?

This chapter examines simple, complex, and object datatypes. Additionally, this chapter includes user-defined datatypes plus details of special object datatype functions. Object functions are included in this chapter because they are specific to object datatypes. Object functions do not belong with single-row functions in Chapter 9 or with grouping functions in Chapter 11.

Like Chapter 7, this chapter contains some information found in other chapters, but it also contains new ...

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