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Dean Mah dmah at
Mon Jan 21 10:00:20 CST 2002

You're reading old documentation for Oracle7's ConText option.  In
Oracle8i things have changed.  The option is now called interMedia
Text.  LONG datatypes are deprecated and will be phased out of future
Oracle releases, at least that's the threat.

In general, Oracle doesn't have a TEXT datatype.  Any field text-like
column can be indexed by interMedia Text, i.e. VARCHAR, CHAR, CLOB,
and for backward-compatibility, LONG.


Warden, Matt writes:

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> >> To what extent?
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> >supposedly just by referencing those columns with a CONTAINS clause.  dean?
> i was under the impression CONTAINS was for text columns:
> <wrapwatch>
> </wrapwatch>

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