API

Can someone tell me what oracle API is?
sBahmanAsked:
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
Business objects already knows how to talk to Oracle.  

It's been a few years since I've used Business Objects.  I can't remember the exact details.  There should be detailed instructions in the manual for connectivity to Oracle.  

Depending on your DB versions and/or table structures there are several possibilities (all of which need the Oracle client installed).

You can use:
Microsoft's Oracle ODBC.
Oracle's ODBC driver.

I'm thinking that Business Objects and the Oracle client can be linked at the hip so you don't need to use ODBC at all (this is the preferred option in my opinion).
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
Can you provide a little more specific information relating to exactly what you are looking for?

If you are looking for a defination of API (Application Programming Interface):  In a nutshell, it's a way for a program to interface to another application.  I.E./ letting a C program talk to Oracle/Access/Windows/etc...
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sBahmanAuthor Commented:
It is what i'm looking for.
I have a oracle database on AIX (unix) and want to retrieve data for a windows application (simple select from some tables or views for Business Objects).
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