Oracle and ADO.NET
This section describes features and behaviors that are specific to the .NET Framework Data Provider for Oracle.
The .NET Framework Data Provider for Oracle provides access to an Oracle database using the Oracle Call Interface (OCI) as provided by Oracle Client software. The functionality of the data provider is designed to be similar to that of the .NET Framework data providers for SQL Server, OLE DB, and ODBC.
To use the .NET Framework Data Provider for Oracle, an application must reference the System.Data.OracleClient namespace as follows:
You also must include a reference to the DLL when you compile your code. For example, if you are compiling a C# program, your command line should include:
In This Section
System Requirements (Oracle)
Describes requirements for using the .NET Framework Data Provider for Oracle, and describes a number of issues to be aware when using it.
Oracle REF CURSORs
Describes support for the Oracle REF CURSOR data type.
Describes support for retrieving the server-generated key Oracle Sequence values.
Securing ADO.NET Applications
Describes secure coding practices when using ADO.NET.
DataSets, DataTables, and DataViews (ADO.NET)
Describes how to create and use DataSets, typed DataSets, DataTables, and DataViews.
Retrieving and Modifying Data in ADO.NET
Describes how to work with data in ADO.NET.
SQL Server and ADO.NET
Describes how to work with features and functionality that are specific to SQL Server.
Describes generic classes that allow you to write provider-independent code in ADO.NET.