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Oracle® Warehouse Builder API and Scripting Reference
11g Release 1 (11.1)

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This preface includes the following topics:


Oracle Warehouse Builder is a comprehensive toolset for practitioners who move and transform data, develop and implement business intelligence systems, perform metadata management, or create and manage Oracle databases and metadata. This guide describes how to use Warehouse Builder Oracle MetaBase (OMB) Scripting Language to:


This guide is intended for data warehouse practitioners who want to access Warehouse Builder functionality programmatically:

In order to use the information in this guide, you need to be comfortable with the concepts of Relational Database Management Systems and Data Warehouse design. For information on data warehousing, refer to the Oracle Database Data Warehousing Guide. Also, you need to be familiar with Oracle's relational database software products such as Oracle Database, SQL*Plus, SQL*Loader, Oracle Enterprise Manager, and Oracle Workflow.

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Related Documents

The Warehouse Builder documentation set includes these manuals:

In addition to the Warehouse Builder documentation, you can refer to other documents listed below:

Oracle provides additional information sources, including other documentation, training, and support services that can enhance your understanding and knowledge of Oracle Warehouse Builder.


In this manual, Windows refers to the Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP operating systems. The SQL*Plus interface to Oracle Database may be referred to as SQL.

In the examples, an implied carriage return occurs at the end of each line, unless otherwise noted. You must press the Return key at the end of a line of input.

The following conventions are also used in this manual:

Convention Meaning
. . . Vertical ellipsis points in an example mean that information not directly related to the example has been omitted.
... Horizontal ellipsis points in statements or commands mean that parts of the statement or command not directly related to the example have been omitted.
boldface text Boldface type in text refers to interface buttons and links. Boldface type also serves as emphasis to set apart main ideas.
italicized text Italicized text applies to new terms introduced for the first time. Italicized text also serves as an emphasis on key concepts.
unicode text Unicode text denotes exact code, file directories and names, and literal commands.
italicized unicode text Italicized unicode text refers to parameters whose value is specified by the user.
[] Brackets enclose optional clauses from which you can choose one or none.