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Oracle by Elena Silvestrova Rakhimov, Benjamin Rosenzweig

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Chapter 23 Object Types in Oracle

Chapter Objectives

In this chapter, you will learn about

• Object types

• Object type methods

In Oracle, object types are the main ingredient of object-oriented programming. They are used to model real-world tangible entities, such as a student, instructor, or bank account, as well as abstract entities, such as a zip code, geometric shape, or chemical reaction.

In this chapter you will learn how to create object types and how to nest object types within collection types. In addition, you will learn about different kinds of object type methods and their usage.

This chapter is introductory and does not cover more advanced topics such as object type inheritance and evolution, REF modifiers, and object type tables ...

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