Logs a user onto an Oracle database. The connection handle is passed on to other Oracle functions.
If connecting locally, only user and password need to be supplied, and the SID is taken from the ORACLE_SID environment variable. If a remote connection is required using SQL*Net, specify the SID as derived from TNSNAMES.ORA following the username, in the format username@SID. The connection is automatically closed at the end of script execution if ora_logoff() is not called.
As of versions 3.0 and 4.0
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