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Oracle by Elena Silvestrova Rakhimov, Benjamin Rosenzweig

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Chapter 24 Oracle Supplied Packages

Chapter Objectives

In this chapter, you will learn about

• Making use of Oracle-supplied packages to profile PL/SQL, access files, and schedule jobs

• Making use of Oracle-supplied packages to generate an explain plan and create HTML pages

• Creating Web pages with the Oracle Web Toolkit

Oracle has built into the Database more than 130 packages that extend what you can achieve with PL/SQL. Usually, each new version of the database comes with new supplied packages. Oracle introduced about 17 new packages in each upgrade to versions 9.2 and 10.0. Oracle 11g had 45 new packages and eight that were updated. These packages offer functionality that you would not be able to achieve with PL/SQL alone. The reason is ...

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