PL/SQL Packages DBMS_PIPE

Allow two or more sessions in the same instance to communicate. Similar in concept to a UNIX pipe.

Subprocedures:

CREATE_PIPE Function
              Explicitly creates a pipe (necessary for private pipes). 

PACK_MESSAGE  Build message in local buffer. 

SEND_MESSAGE Function
              Send message on named pipe: This implicitly creates a
              public pipe if the named pipe does not exist. 

RECEIVE_MESSAGE Function
              Copy message from named pipe into local buffer. 

NEXT_ITEM_TYPE Function
              Return datatype of next item in buffer. 

UNPACK_MESSAGE 
              Access next item in buffer. 

REMOVE_PIPE Function
              Remove the named pipe. 

PURGE         Purge contents of named pipe. 

RESET_BUFFER  Purge contents of local buffer. 

UNIQUE_SESSION_NAME Function
              Returns the unique session name.  

For full documentation of the packaged procedures above see the Oracle Manual:
"Oracle9i Supplied PL/SQL Packages and Types Reference"

or the book Oracle Built in Packages by Steven Feuerstein et al
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