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Using the new UTL_COMPRESS Oracle Supplied Package (Doc ID 249974.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 03, 2022

Applies to:

PL/SQL - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


 This article describes the usage of UTL_COMPRESS package.

The purpose of this package is to compress/uncompress RAW, BLOB, or BFILE data. This package is implemented in C using the well known compression algorythms. This package is compatible with common Lempel-Ziv utilities, such as Unix 'compress' and Windows 'Zip'. The new UTL_COMPRESS package will not only support RAW types, but also BLOB, BFILE, as well as piecewise operations.


 This article is intended for PL/SQL developers, engineers, or DBAs.


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