|Oracle® Data Provider for .NET Developer's Guide
10g Release 1 (10.1)
Part Number B10117-01
This section describes new features in Oracle Data Provider for .NET 10g Release 1 (10.1) and provides pointers to additional information. New features information from previous releases is also retained to help those users migrating to the current release.
The following sections describe the new features in Oracle Data Provider for .NET:
Oracle Data Provider for .NET release 10.1 includes the following:
ODP.NET is grid-enabled, allowing developers to take advantage of Oracle database grid support without having to make changes to their application code.
BINARY_DOUBLE datatypes in the database
ODP.NET supports the new database native types
ODP.NET can be installed in Multiple Oracle Homes.
In order to make multiple homes available, some of the ODP.NET files include a version number, and the use of a
ID is required.
Support for schema-based
XMLType in the database
ODP.NET supports the native schema-based
Oracle Data Provider for .NET release 188.8.131.52, which was released on Oracle Technology Network (OTN) included the following:
XML support in ODP.NET.
With XML support, ODP.NET can now:
Store XML data natively in the database server as the Oracle database native type,
Access relational and object-relational data as XML data from an Oracle database instance into Microsoft .NET environment, process the XML using Microsoft .NET framework.
Save changes to the database server using XML data.
See Also:"ODP.NET XML Support"
Support for PL/SQL Associative Array Binding
ODP.NET supports PL/SQL Associative Array (formerly known as PL/SQL Index-By Tables) binding.
An application can bind an
OracleParameter, as a PL/SQL Associative Array, to a PL/SQL stored procedure using
See Also:"PL/SQL Associative Array"
InitialLOBFetchSize property on
See Also:"Obtaining LOB Data"