Question: Am I correct that Oracle
allows for table and object versioning? I understand
that Oracle uses the term editionable to refer to the
versioning of objects. Can you please show how Oracle
Answer: Oracle make a distinction of
between "versions" and "editions" in the management of
Just like with versioning, editionable objects allow
you to create multiple versions of an objects in order to
implement change control in your shop.
Oracle allows editioning for tables (new in 12c), and
starting in 11g release 2, we see editioning for PL/SQL
functions and stored procedures, views, triggers, types and
Compared to other DBMS versioning, Oracle editioning of very
sophisticated. Starting with 11g release 2 onwards,
each database has at least one edition, the default being "ORA$BASE".
However, you can define traditional versions using the
"create edition" command.
Dr Tim Hall has some great notes on
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