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Reg : Oracle docs versioning-

ranit B Expert
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Hi Experts,

Since a long time I'm trying to understand the difference between versions of Oracle documentation.
Like in <tt>v11.2</tt> ,we have <tt>E11882_01</tt> ,<tt>b28310</tt> ,<tt>B25329_01</tt> ,etc.

So what is the basic difference among these?
Does this naming convention of 'E' ,'B' ,etc. have any special significance ?

One thing which I just noticed is - in 'b28310' we have Creating Indexes but in 'E11882_01' found docs on Indexes but not same as previous one.

Help much appreciated. Thanks!

- Ranit
  • 1. Re: Reg : Oracle docs versioning-
    sybrand_b Guru
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    You are asking to explain Oracle's part number system, in a forum of volunteers, not employed by Oracle?
    Why?
    Why do you care?

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    Sybrand Bakker
    Senior Oracle DBA
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    ranit B Expert
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    You are asking to explain Oracle's part number system, in a forum of volunteers, not employed by Oracle?
    Why?
    Why do you care?
    <tt>"not employed by Oracle"</tt>...very true.
    But just thought of asking as it is related to Oracle.

    Since all Oracle guru's and expert's are here... so thought they would know this.

    Can you please answer it?
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    Acooper Explorer
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    It's a part number. Do you know or care about the part number of your hard drive?


    http://www.oracle.com/us/products/productslist/index.html
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    stuartu Explorer
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    part numbers are used for internal purposes. They have no relevance to us.

    Just use the mouse from the main page. I see no point in what your asking.
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    Srini Chavali-Oracle Oracle ACE Director
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    Moved to the "Documentation" forum for better topic alignment.
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    Aman.... Oracle ACE
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    ranit B wrote:
    You are asking to explain Oracle's part number system, in a forum of volunteers, not employed by Oracle?
    Why?
    Why do you care?
    <tt>"not employed by Oracle"</tt>...very true.
    But just thought of asking as it is related to Oracle.

    Since all Oracle guru's and expert's are here... so thought they would know this.

    Can you please answer it?
    IMO these are just the editorial version markers. I know you might be asking because of curiosity but I don't think knowing anything about the nomenclature would be of really much use, productively.

    Just my 2 cents.

    Aman....
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    ranit B Expert
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    Thanks Aman.
    Btw, also recently marked something like - there are different types of docs - 'Administrators Guide' or 'Database concepts'.

    While searching for any topic, always used to get redirected from Google to the doc pages. So never noticed this thing.
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    cjmurray Explorer
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    There is no significance to part numbers, the letter they start with, or the numeric piece of the base part number, except to ensure uniqueness among base part numbers for individual manuals.

    (The "base part number" is the piece consisting of a letter and 5 numbers, and followed by a hyphen and the revision number. For example, if E12345-03 is the part number, then E12345 is the base part number and 03 is the revision number.)

    Edited by: cjmurray on Apr 8, 2013 1:10 PM

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