UTL packages

Fuzzy Matching with UTL_MATCH

Fuzzy Matching with UTL_MATCH

Oracle supports fuzzy matching with UTL_MATCH functions based on Levenshtein Distance and Jaro-Winkler Distance. A look at UTL_MATCH functions in action.

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Access Control List (ACL) in Oracle 11G

Access Control List or ACL is a security mechanism that defines which users or roles can perform which operations on which data. It is an essential setup in Oracle 11G for running network packages such as UTL_HTTP.

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UTL_HTTP to Call a Web Service from PL/SQL

You can call a web service from PL/SQL using the Oracle-supplied package UTL_HTTP. This article demos a PL/SQL script to invoke a web service and read its response into a CLOB. It also describes typical errors you may encounter in web service calls and how to resolve them.

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UTL_FILE: Simple write to file example

UTL_FILE: Simple Write To File Example and Debugging Common Errors

A simple example of using UTL_FILE in PLSQL to create a file and write into it. Plus, the common ORA errors you encounter with the use of UTL_FILE, and how to resolve them.

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