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Can 'Dbms_' Packages Be Called Locally from Oracle Forms Code? (Doc ID 279900.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 09, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Forms - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The following statement can be found in the Oracle Forms Builder (6i, 9i and 10g) online help under the topic 'About Oracle Forms Packages'

"PL/SQL also offers some supplied packages, and those procedures can be called from within PL/SQL
code in a Forms application. However, any such procedure with a name beginning DBMS_ is available
only on the server (not on the client). "

Yet, references made to packages like DBMS_SESSION and DBMS_OUTPUT in form triggers, program units or libraries (plls) do compile and work.
Therefore which DBMS packages can be locally referenced in Oracle Forms code?


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