Oracle Designer Repository Installation Guide  
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This guide is for use when you have installed Oracle Developer Suite at a client workstation and wish to use Oracle Designer or Oracle Designer Repository. Because these components require a server-side repository at the database host, you need to use procedures in this guide to do one of the following: The Oracle Database software must already be installed on the database server.


This guide is intended for system or database administrators who wish to install a new repository, migrate an existing pre-6i repository or upgrade an existing release 6i or 9i repository. You will need to be familiar with SQL and the principles of Oracle database management. You will also need to know the appropriate commands for file management under the server operating system (UNIX or Windows).


This guide contains:
Section Description
Server-Side Installation, Migration and Upgrade Contains detailed information about installing a new repository, or migrating or upgrading an existing one. 
Appendix A, "Setting the Configuration Parameters" Describes how to customize your Oracle configuration by changing the parameter values defined in the Windows Registry. 
Appendix B, "Log Files" Lists the log files produced by a successful installation, migration or upgrade. 
Appendix C, "Error Messages" Provides information on some common error messages relating to an Oracle Designer Repository installation or upgrade. 

Related Documentation

For more information about Oracle Designer and Oracle Designer Repository, refer to the following Oracle resources:


The following conventions are used in this guide:
Convention Meaning
fixed-width font Text in a fixed-width font indicates commands that you must enter exactly as shown. Such text is not case-sensitive unless noted otherwise. 
italics Characters in italics in a command statement represent a variable. Substitute an appropriate value. Also used for book titles. 
UPPERCASE  Uppercase characters within the text represent command names, file and directory names, SQL reserved words, and keywords. 
Punctuation  In commands, punctuation other than brackets and vertical bars must be entered exactly as shown. 
\DIRECTORY  A backslash before a directory name indicates that this directory is a subdirectory. 
[ ]  Brackets enclose optional clauses from which you can choose one or none.

Terms Used

Throughout this guide the following terms are used:
Term Meaning
Application Programming Interface (API)  The set of database views, libraries, packages, functions, procedures, classes and methods that allow a program to make use of, or communicate with, data in the repository. 
client workstation  A machine connected to a local or remote database; this is the machine on which you install the Oracle iDS client software. 
database administrator 
The person responsible for performing tasks such as installing the database, enrolling users, and creating database objects. The DBA and the network administrator might be the same person. 
database server  The computer where the database resides. A remote database (see below) may be located on a computer such as a minicomputer or mainframe, or on a dedicated PC, or your database may reside on a file server if your system supports that configuration. This is the machine on which you install the repository software. 
network administrator  The person responsible for maintaining the network operating system. 
repository instance  All the database objects (e.g., tables, views, packages) required by the Oracle Designer Respository software. 
repository owner  A repository user who owns the repository objects and who performs administrative tasks associated with the repository. Only the repository owner has access to all the functions of the Repository Administration Utility. The repository owner cannot be either of the Oracle users SYSTEM or SYS. 
repository user  An Oracle database user who has been granted access to the repository. 
subordinate user  Any repository user other than the repository owner. There can be many subordinate users of the repository, but only one repository owner. In particular, subordinate users do not have access to all the functions of the Repository Administration Utility. 

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