The DBMS_SUPPORT package is available in Oracle 7.2 and above. It is not installed by default.
The package is supplied with Oracle 9.0.1 and 9.2.0. It was omitted from Oracle 8.1.7. If it is missing, it can be obtained from Oracle support. The following files are required
The package is installed by running the script
By default only the SYS user can execute procedures and functions in this package. To allow other users to execute this package, run the following commands as SYS
GRANT EXECUTE ON dbms_support TO PUBLIC; CREATE PUBLIC SYNONYM dbms_support FOR dbms_support;
See Metalink Note 62294.1 for further information
In Oracle 9.2 procedures and functions include