|Oracle8i Time Series User's Guide
This appendix describes the new and old (deprecated) behavior or certain Oracle8i Time Series features. The old behaviors are deprecated features for the Oracle8i release. These deprecated features were documented in the previous edition of this guide, but are not in this edition. The features continue to work for this release, but they may not work in subsequent releases, and you are encouraged not to use them. If you are currently using any of these features, you are encouraged to choose a documented alternative before the next release of Oracle8i Time Series.
The SetPrecision function takes a calendar rather than a frequency as one of its input parameters. The release 8.0.4 SetPrecision syntax specifying a timestamp and a frequency (timestamp IN INTEGER, frequency IN INTEGER) is still supported, but will not be supported in a future release. See the SetPrecision description in Chapter 4 for more information.
The lookback window (k) parameter for the Mavg and Msum functions now comes before any optional start-end date range. The old format, as documented in the previous version of this guide, is a deprecated feature.
The Scaleup function and explanations of the GROUP BY interface for scaleup operations are removed. The Scaleup function and the GROUP BY interface are still supported, but their use is discouraged and they may not be supported in a future release.The use of the collection-based interface for scaleup, as documented in Section 2.11.1, is encouraged.
All scaling functions (scaleup and scaledown) are included in the TimeScale package. Scaleup functions that were available in release 8.0.4 can still be called specifying the TimeSeries package; however, this usage is discouraged and may not be supported in a future release.