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sample pl/sql program to call a c dll and e-mail program on a windows platform

Posted on 2011-02-24
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Looking for a sample pl/sql program to call a c dll and e-mail program on a windows platform

I've never done anything like this before
Question by:KathysFriend
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ID: 34973290
Steven Feurstein has an excellent example of invoking an external DLL here

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ID: 34973302
the specifics of how to declare and invoke an email routine from your DLL will depend on the specification of that routine.  If you can post the api I can help with the pl/sql syntax declarations
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ID: 34973312
Note, you don't need external routines to send email from oracle, beginning with 8i you could use UTL_SMTP.  Starting with 10g you can use UTL_MAIL which offers limited functionality for email but in a more convenient syntax than utl_smtp
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ID: 34978794
Actually I do use UTL_MAIL without issue.

What I have is Oracle 11g on a Unix server with the application on a Windows server.  There is a C dll on the application server - can I call that from pl/sql?
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sdstuber earned 2000 total points
ID: 34979079
No, you can only call dll's that exist on the database server itself.

If you have a Samba or other network mount  point from the unix server to the windows server it might be possible since the dll would "appear" to be local to the db server.

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ID: 34979214
Thank you

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