Streams Interoperability Support Between Different Oracle Versions
(Doc ID 1363790.1)
Last updated on FEBRUARY 19, 2019
Applies to:Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Oracle Streams Interoperability Support
Use this note to understand the Streams interoperability support for different Database versions of the Oracle Database.
This note gives a summary of the support for interoperability between different Database versions when using Oracle Streams.
Note that this is a general guide for interoperability between Database version only for Oracle Streams. As propagation of messages in a Streams environment is performed using database links, please refer to <Note: 207303.1> for specific information about Client / Server / Interoperability Support Between Different Oracle Versions.
For a summary of the support status of each Oracle release see < Note: 161818.1>
Oracle's general policy is to test and support each new Oracle release for compatibility with older releases thus:
- Test the NEW client to each OLDER server release where the OLDER release is still covered by Premier Support (formerly Primary Error Correction support) at the time that the NEW version is released.
- Test OLDER clients to the NEW server release where the OLDER release is still covered by Premier Support (formerly Primary Error Correction support) OR is in the first two years of Extended Support (formerly Extended Maintenance support).
- Tests between the NEW version and other OLDER releases may be added where Oracle deems it sensible to support interoperability between those releases.
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