FAQ : Oracle Database as a Web Services Client
(Doc ID 838892.1)
Last updated on JANUARY 11, 2022
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 18.104.22.168 [Release 10.2 to 12.1] Web Services - Version 10.1.3.0.0 and later Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later Information in this document applies to any platform.
Consuming Web Services in your Database applications extends the database’s reach and in turn, your application's as well. The inclusion of external data as part of database operations is not new, what's new is when the external data is only available as dynamic data, typically available as a Web service (eg. stock price, currency rate, weather forecast etc). This is where Web Service callouts from the Database come in the picture.
This Note addresses the Frequently Asked Questions on making Web Services callouts from the Oracle Database 10g & 11g and some other related questions.
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