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Connor McDonald

Thanks for the question, Uday.

Asked: August 13, 2020 - 1:15 am UTC

Answered by: Connor McDonald - Last updated: August 13, 2020 - 3:55 am UTC

Category: PL/SQL - Version: 11GR2

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Hi Tom,

We are using utl_http in our PLSQL code to communicate with external system.
We are using POST method to send message to external system and with certain transfer timeout we are waiting for response and reading the response.

Now we are planning to remove or take away utl_http from code.
As this is synchronous communication, can you advise the possible ways which substitute utl_http.

Thank You.

and we said...

Now we are planning to remove or take away utl_http from code.

The obvious question is why?

If you not doing it from the database, then you'll probably look at hooking into ORDS to do this from your middle tier app code.

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