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Summary Note Index for BasicFiles(LOB's/BLOB's/CLOB's/NCLOB's/BFILES) and SecureFiles (Doc ID 198160.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 24, 2021

Applies to:

PL/SQL - Version and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Provides an index to notes covering LOBs in Oracle databases, as well as the conventions introduced in 11g, BasicFiles for legacy LOB datatypes and SecureFiles.


This note gives an overview about all Articles related to the "LOB (Large OBjects) area" of the database as a reference for DBAs and Support staff.

Annotations: This note does not cover OCI and JDBC problems with LOB's, especially Import/Export Problems are not covered in this note..


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In this Document
 1.) Overview
 2.) Operations in Tables
 3.) Working with LOBs and using DBMS_LOB
 4.) Migration to LOBs/Securefiles
 5.) Performance Issues
 6.) Errors

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