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 ...