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Hi,
I'm new to Pro*C and want to use it in my application.
I have linux on my system and oracle database is on some other windows m/c. Now what i have to do to use pro*c, whether i have to installed and other software for pro*c on my linux m/c. Plz tell me in detail.
does proc*c comes with oracle.
Thanks and regards
Rajesh Pal
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by:dpd0809
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Hi Rajesh,

Pro*C needs to be installed on the Oracle box (where the server is installed) as it links to the Oracle libraries during compilation.  This is the safer option.  Then, your Pro*C code will have to be writen on the Windows machine.
Alternatively, you can install just the Pro*C component on your Linux machine.  That will install the required libraries.  That means you will need a Linux version of Oracle.  This will also install some other required components that you may not need to use.
Pro*C does come as part of the Oracle CD and you can select to install just that option.
Hope this helps.

Regards,

Debu.
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by:boruskung
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Hi Rajesh Pal,

it is essential for you to have knowledge in C programming and make file management.
you can try the "demo_proc.mk" sample from oracle to make your first Pro*C.
Pro*C is simple, just select the Pro*C option when you install oracle.
If you are not DBA, just type "proc", if there are messages, Pro C is installed. Otherwise you have to check with the DBA or check your environment settings.

then make your own copy of "demo_proc.mk" and try your pro c program.

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