|Oracle7 Server for Windows Platforms Release Note||
Part No. A52619-01
This Release Note documents important last minute features and limitations not included in the Oracle7 for Windows Platforms documentation set. It is divided into the following sections:
Provides information common to Oracle7 Server and Oracle7 Workgroup Server for all Windows platforms.
Provides information specific to Oracle7 client for all Windows platforms.
Provides information specific to Oracle7 Server and Oracle7 Workgroup Server.
IMPORTANT: Database information in these Release Notes applies only to Windows platforms databases only. If you are using Windows platforms client products with a UNIX database refer to your UNIX database documentation.
This section of the Release Notes applies to Oracle7 products for all Windows platforms. It includes the following topics:
The SQLDBAxx application has been replaced by SVRMGR23.
The CD-ROM disc includes a WIN 32 directory. This directory contains 32-bit common files for Windows NT and Windows 95.
CATALOG.SQL now includes CATSNMP.SQL, which create the DBMSNMP user and SNMPAGENT role. This user has connect, resource, and select privileges on the following system tables:
If you want to drop this role and user, run CATNSNMP.SQL.
This section of the Release Notes applies to Oracle7 client products for all Windows platforms. It includes the following topics:
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These Release Notes include updated information and known restrictions for using Pro*C/C++ on Windows NT, Windows 95 and Windows 3.1.
This release of Pro*C/C++ provides a GUI front end and a command line executable. The GUI front end is located in the Oracle for Windows NT program group or Oracle for Windows 95 folder. For command line, use the executable PROC.EXE
Once Pro*C/C++ release 2.2.3 is installed, PROC_DFLT is set to PROC22 by default in the Windows NT or Windows 95 Registry. If multiple versions of Pro*C/C++ are installed, simply resetting the value to a valid Pro*C/C++ executable name will allow a different version to be the default executable (Note: This applies only to command line Pro*C/C++).
The VER option takes the first and second most significant digits of the version number of Pro*C/C++ wished to be executed. This option is an alternative to changing the PROC_DFLT value in the registry. For Pro*C/C++ 2.1 to precompile SAMPLE1.PC, for example, type: PROC.EXE VER=21 SAMPLE1.PC.
The OS option takes either WIN32 or WIN16. Use OS=WIN16 to generate 16-bit code for Windows 3.1 or OS=WIN32 to generate 32-bit code for Windows NT/95. The default value for OS is WIN32.
In the GUI front end, this option is provided in the Option dialog box, under target operating system.
Before running Pro*C/C++ release 184.108.40.206.0 16-bit programs, please install the 16-bit Required Support Files release 7.3.3 and SQL*Net release 2.3 (or higher) for Windows 3.1.
Required Support Files and SQL*Net for Windows 3.1 can be installed from the Windows directory of the product CD.
Please read chapter 3 in Programmer's Guide to the Oracle Pro*C/C++ Precompiler, Release 2.2 for more information.
The following samples are not available for Windows 16-bit:
All sample project files are setup to built sample programs on the C: drive by default. Please make sure that the path of the input sample file is correct. (For example, when using the Pro*C/C++ GUI front end, open the .PRE file, and in the Input File window, double-click on .PC file to obtain the correct path for the input sample file.) Also check to see if the include path is set correctly.
The default value for PARSE is NONE. Please note that Pro*C/C++ for other operating systems may have a default setting of PARSE=FULL.
The default value for CODE is ANSI_C. Please note that Pro*C/C++ for other operating systems may have a default setting of CODE=KR_C.
If, for example you received the error while building an MUDLL sample, type (at the command prompt): TLINK @MU.R$P. This should create MU.DLL and MU.LIB. If MU.LIB is not created, type: IMPLIB MU.LIB MU.DLL.
These Release Notes include updated information and known restrictions to Pro*COBOL 1.8.3 for Windows NT, Windows 95 Development, and Windows 3.1 Runtime.
If Pro*COBOL 1.7.2 is to be used after Pro*COBOL 1.8.3 is installed, rename PROCOB.EXE to PROCOB17.EXE before installing Pro*COBOL 1.8.3. Otherwise, de-install Pro*COBOL 1.7.2 before installing 1.8.3.
Once Pro*COBOL release 1.8.3 is installed, PROCOB_DFLT is set to PROCOB18 by default in the Windows NT or Windows 95 Registry. If multiple versions of Pro*COBOL are installed, simply resetting the value to a valid Pro*COBOL executable name will allow a different version to be the default executable.
The VER option takes the first and second most significant digits of the version number of Pro*COBOL wished to be executed. This option is an alternative to changing the PROCOB_DFLT value in the registry. For Pro*COBOL 1.7.2 to precompile SAMPLE1.PCO, for example, type: PROCOB.EXE VER=17 SAMPLE1.PCO.
The OS option takes either WIN32 or WIN16. Use OS=WIN16 to generate 16-bit code for Windows 3.1 or OS=WIN32 to generate 32-bit code for Windows NT/95. The default value is OS=WIN32.
The ANIM option takes either YES or NO. By default, ANIM=YES. For more information, refer to Pro*COBOL for Windows NT, Windows 95 Development, Windows 3.1 Runtime User's Guide.
To build GUI applications in Windows 3.1, 16-bit Microsoft Visual C++ or 16-bit Windows SDK need to be installed. Be sure to include its /BIN subdirectory to the PATH and /INCLUDE subdirectory to the INCLUDE environment variable.
This section contains important information about SQL*Plus that is not included in the SQL*Plus documentation.
In this release of SQL*Plus, the SET NEWPAGE 0 command does not clear the screen between pages; instead, a black box appears. This occurs because the text printing APIs do not support the formfeed character "/f" on these Windows platforms.
Installation of SQL*Plus version 3.3 does not overwrite previous versions of SQL*Plus. Therefore, multiple versions of SQL*Plus can exist on the same computer. You may remove older versions of the software if you choose.
The occurrence of an unexpected exit from Windows while the Oracle Installer is running may corrupt the Oracle Installer resource files. If you cannot start the Oracle Installer after an unexpected exit occurs, you must re-install the Oracle Installer.
All Windows products are automatically installed into the Oracle for Windows Program Group. Older releases of these products were installed into the Oracle Program Group. Oracle Corporation recommends that you use the latest release, and remove previous releases.
This section lists known problems and restrictions with the Oracle Migration Wizard for Microsoft Access.
Oracle Migration Wizard for Microsoft Access:
When you create the backup attachment t2_L in database db2, it still points to table t1 in database db1. But since table t1 in database db1 no longer exists (a query is created with the same name for the table instead), the attachment is no longer valid.
When performing stress tests on Windows 95, if you run three or more concurrent client applications that connect and disconnect repeatedly over SPX using Microsoft NW Link, some of the applications hang or there is a trap in the protocol layer. However, these stress tests run successfully on Novell NetWare Client 32 on Windows 95.
Shared installation is not supported if Oracle Objects for OLE or the ODBC Driver are installed because the included versions of Oracle Objects for OLE and Oracle ODBC Driver are not OCSM-compliant. If you want to take advantage of the shared-installation feature of Oracle Installer, do not attempt to share-install Oracle Objects for OLE or the Oracle ODBC Driver.
The capability of switching between Oracle Homes is currently supported on Windows 3.1 but not on Windows 95 or Windows NT.
This section of the Release Notes contains information specific to Oracle7 Server and Oracle7 Workgroup Server for Windows NT. It includes the following topics:
This release supports these operating system releases:
Oracle WebServer version 2.1 is included in your Oracle7 Server and Oracle7 Workgroup Server for Windows NT packages on a separate CD-ROM disc. This product is available free for a 60 day trial period.
Oracle Intelligent Agent automatically creates SNMP_RO and SNMP_RN. These are used instead of the SNMP.ORA file of previous releases.
If wish to use an SNMP.ORA file that you configured with a previous release instead of SNMP_RO and SNMP_RN, set the following line to TRUE in the SNMP.ORA file. nmi.register_with_names=true
If you set this line to FALSE, Oracle Intelligent Agent uses SNMP_RO and SNMP_RN.
For customers who are using or have loaded System D, a Tuxedo-supplied SQL interpreter, and the Oracle Pro*C precompiler, please be aware that both products incorporate a library known as LIBSQL.
It may be necessary to rename one of these libraries, and make adjustments to your link-line depending on which library you are using.
Please refer to the README file located in the \SMS directory at the root of the CD-ROM disc for information on how an SMS administrator can import the Oracle product into an SMS package and distribute the software package using SMS.
If you purchased the Oracle ConText Option Workbench please install the Oracle ConText Option Workbench CD-ROM disc before installing the Oracle7 Server for Windows NT CD-ROM disc. If you attempt to install the Oracle ConText Option Workbench CD-ROM after installing the Oracle7 Server CD-ROM, dialog boxes appear requesting if you wish to downgrade the software components. Please select NO to these messages.
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