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Call a shared library with PL/SQL

lukas_ch
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Hi,
i have a provided shared library which i need to call from within an PL/SQL procedure.

i got the the following from the vendor:

int functionxy( int arg0, int arg1, time_t arg2, const char *arg3, size_t arg4, char *arg5 )

so i'm not sure how to create/define the procedure in oracle, i was thinking of something like this:

CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION myFunction
    (arg0 IN PLS_INTEGER,
     arg1 IN PLS_INTEGER,
     arg2 IN PLS_INTEGER,
     arg3 IN CHAR,
     arg5 IN OUT CHAR)
RETURN PLS_INTEGER AS LANGUAGE C
    NAME "functionxy"
    LIBRARY myLib
    PARAMETERS (
        arg0,
        arg1,
        arg2,
        arg3,
        arg3 LENGTH,
        arg5
    );        

does this look correct so far? i'm really unsure on how to use the time_t type...

any help is appreciated.

thanks
Lukas    
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sorry, took a little longer to test, as i had to sort out some OS issues...

the function worked on the first try! also the remark about calculating time_t helped me :-)

thanks.
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