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Oracle® Database Sample Schemas
11g Release 2 (11.2)

Part Number E10831-02
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1 Overview

Oracle used the schema SCOTT with its two prominent tables EMP and DEPT for many years. With advances in Oracle Database technology, these tables have become inadequate to show even the most basic features of Oracle Database and other Oracle products. As a result, many other schemas have been created over the years to suit the needs of product documentation, courseware, software development, and application demos.

This chapter contains the following topics:

About Sample Schemas

The Oracle Database Sample Schemas provide a common platform for examples in each release of the Oracle Database. All Oracle Database documentation and training materials are being converted to Sample Schemas environment as those materials are updated.

The Oracle Database Sample Schemas are a set of interlinked schemas. This set of schemas provides a layered approach to complexity:

Oracle Database Sample Schemas Design Principles

Sample Schemas have been created and enhanced with the following design principles in mind:

Customer Benefits of Sample Schemas

Benefits of Sample Schemas are as follows: