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automate process of importing excel data into Toad

Is there a way to automate the process of importing an excel sheet into a table using Toad? It should be like an import process, that means, it must start only when triggered, and shouldn't be a ...
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Is it possible to downgrade oracle 11.1.0.6.0 to 10.2.0.4.0?

Is it possible to downgrade oracle 11.1.0.6.0 to 10.2.0.4.0? The Compatible parameter need to be changed to "10.2.0"? Today I have Compatible set to 10.2.0.4.0. It's not clear on support.oracle if I ...
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I can't select directly from a table I created

My client created a user in his Oracle instance for me to install the objects I have created in my local instance. However, this strange behavior prevents me to deliver my project. I guess it's a ...
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query to concatenate columns if record duplicate

My table has two column that is id and name. I want to do concatenate the columns if the if more than two names are same like: id ...
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Export Data Pump skipped packages bodies

I've got a BASH script for exporting from our Oracle 10G database. #!/bin/bash #This script should be run with the Oracle account. It exports the necessary files from the database for creating a ...
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Missing Oracle Schema in SSMA Object Explorer

We are currently working on a project to move all of our disparate DBs (MySQL, Oracle, older versions of MS SQL) to SQL Server 2014. So far, pretty much everything has gone smoothly, however, there is ...
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Oracle database doesn't go to upgrade mode

I am trying to upgrade/migrate from 10g to 11g. When I start the database in upgrade mode with: startup upgrade select status from v$instance STATUS -------- MOUNTED It doesn't go to upgrade ...
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ORA-01157: cannot identify/lock data file 201

SQL> select FILE_NAME,TABLESPACE_NAME from dba_temp_files; * ERROR at line 1: ORA-01157: cannot identify/lock data file 201 - see DBWR trace file ORA-...
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Getting the “ORA-00911” error when I am trying to insert more than 1 row

Lets say I have the follow insert statements. INSERT INTO E_PRODUCT VALUES ('PCD2', 'PC Dual Core', 499, 22, 475, 'PC', NULL); INSERT INTO E_PRODUCT VALUES ('PCL4', 'Laptop PC', 599, 9, 225, 'PC', ...
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Varchar array as an input to Oracle stored procedure

I'm new to dynamic SQL execution. I'm working on an application which will take a list of input from an excel and generate a report out of it. I'm preparing the input data in the format required by ...
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Error converting data type nvarchar to float. Oracle Linked Server

Upon executing the following query select value, cast(value as float) float_value from OPENQUERY([ORACLESERVER], 'select 3/5 as value from table') I am getting the following error: Msg 8114, ...
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Using Same CASE WHEN Conditions For Multiple Query Columns

Is there a "better" way to rewrite a SELECT clause where multiple columns use the same CASE WHEN conditions so that the conditions are only checked once? See the example below. SELECT CASE ...
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table or view does not exist when using insert into

I'm trying to insert into but getting the "table or view does not exist" error. It tells me the specific line where the error occurs but I can't figure out what the problem is: INSERT INTO c_ord_cur ...
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Oracle Temp Table Space - Alias clean up ORA-01119

How to drop the temp table space including alias. SQL> CREATE TEMPORARY TABLESPACE TEMPRM_TEMP; SQL> ALTER TABLESPACE TEMPRM_TEMP ADD TEMPFILE '+TEMPDATA/rm/datafile/TEMPRM_TEMPFILE_1.dbf'...
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Recursive Manager - Oracle 10g x 11g

We have a problem adapting a recursive SQL from 11g to 10g. Oracle 11g Query ( Working as expected ) WITH ADRECURSIVEUSERLEADER (CDLEADER,CDUSER,NMUSER,FGUSERENABLED) AS ( SELECT US.CDLEADER AS ...
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How do I find an object that doesn't seem to exist in the objects table?

I have an object called cot_ntn_pi_v. I was told this was a synonym. It doesn't appear in the all_synonyms table. It looks like a view or table but I can't find it in the all objects table. I can ...
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Oracle 10g, Disable audit

I use oracle 10g(express) database, which I've tried to enable the auditing functionality for it. I failed (maybe not , but i couldn't see any audit information). It was some time ago, and now I want ...
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Unable to create Central Inventory

I'm trying to install Oracle 11g on Linux and have already configured the variables and X-host but can't able to create Central Inventory. My Central Inventory location is /u01/app/u0 and group name ...
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generate/analyze trace for error 1461

I am trying to generate a trace file when arise errors with code ORA-01461. I have executed the following statements: alter system set events '1461 trace name context forever, level 4'; from alert....
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Alter table add column query blocking a table or taking so much time

I'm trying to add a new column to an existing table but it takes so much time or the query is blocking the table, I'm really confused about what's happening exactly. ALTER TABLE MYTABLE1 ADD ...
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Rman controlfile and rotation

I got an Oracle 10g server with a bash script running every night which extract each datafile and create an rman script, which is launched from the bash script itself and make backups. CONFIGURE ...
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Separate indices for the field I want to get the MAX() and the ones in the WHERE clause

My customer's database has a gigantic table (hundreds of millions of records) and a SELECT that, by cumulative use, is eating a huge chunk of processing time. Each exec takes almost a minute in ...
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Is Oracle 10g smart enough to work on a WHERE clause identically as the equivalent INNER JOIN?

Way back when Michael Jackson was still alive, I made this question: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1018822/inner-join-on-vs-where-clause And now I'm performance-auditing a system in which the ...
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Set session query timeout

When I develop complex queries and I make a mistake (e.g. a wrong join that will make the query run for hours or days) Oracle becomes unusable (you can't even start a local SYS session from SQL*Plus). ...
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ORA-00911: invalid character error in insert statement

I created a table called TROUBLE in Oracle Database 10g Express Edition by this command create table TROUBLE ( City VARCHAR2(13) NOT NULL, SampleDate DATE NOT NULL, Noon NUMBER(3,1), Midnight NUMBER(...
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Oracle Drivers Install Error - Missing and Unknown files

I'm trying to run a VBScript on a machine that doesn't have Oracle installed; though I just needed the driver to use a connection string that does not use a TSNames.ora file (connecting to a remote ...
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Reconfigure the registry for new Oracle installation

I have the following oracle homes installed on my Windows machine Oracle Developer Suite Oracle Discoverer Oracle 10G Client I installed Oracle 10G database manually by following the following ...
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How to detect when ORA-00604 occurred?

Today, between 3:00pm-3:30pm, my Oracle 10g database on Windows hanged twice. Error messages were related to ORA-00604. I'm pretty sure it was some query or queries that some user run as owner of some ...
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Special characters in Oracle utl_http request

When calling a web service using utl_http, the calls fail when the SOAP envelope contains characters like ¿, ± or º. IS http_req utl_http.req; http_resp utl_http.resp; request_env ...
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Sqlplus parameterized query via file

I would like to issue a parameterized to Oracle via sqlplus with all the the parameters provided in a text file. Is there a way to do this? The query has more parameters than is reasonable for a ...
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Modify LISTAGG query for 10g

below mentioned code for cursor works only in Oracle 11g, as LISTAGG() function introduced starting version 11g. I need to adapt this code for Oracle 10g. Any help would be appreciated. SELECT ...
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Purge ARCHIVELOG automatically

I have an Oracle 10g XE installation (exclusively used for development) which has accumulated so far 14 GB of files at ...\oraclexe\app\oracle\flash_recovery_area\XE\ARCHIVELOG. I do need that space ...
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Oracle 10.2.0.4 query hundreds times slower than the same query on Oracle 10.2.0.3

I have an issue with query on Oracle 11.2.0.4.0 (it takes forever to complete and CPU is at 100% all the time) so I was trying to change optimizer_features_enable to previous versions. It worked with ...
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Connect to Oracle using SQLDeveloper using OS Authentication on a remote machine

I reach my database server from my MacBook via SSH. You can login into this database as by using OS authentication. MacBook:~ mangeles$ ssh oracle@10.10.1.64 oracle@10.10.1.64's password: Last ...
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Generate rows based on value in 2 columns. Bug?

I have the following table in Oracle: ID START END _ID01 AB050 AB100 _ID01 AB101 AB150 _ID02 AB0251 AB0300 _ID01 AB00301 AB00302 I want to generate as many rows and every ...
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Cannot drop nonexistent constraint and cannot create it either

While testing some migration scripts with a copy of production data (scripts run fine with development data) I found a curious situation. A CONSTRAINT has changed so I'm issuing DROP + ADD commands: ...
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Right way to get references to an object in Oracle?

I want to find all the objects referencing my object. I came up with this query, Is this the best way to get all references to an object? (I know this doesn't include constraints, I handle that ...
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What is the difference between public_dependency and dba_dependencies?

I know that PUBLIC_DEPENDENCY has only the objects and references Ids, and the DBA_DEPENDENCIES does not have the Ids, but the Type, Owner, Name, etc of them. But beyond that, what is the difference ...
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Critical tablespace usage UNDOTBS (98%)

This tablespace is in my case 8GB. I'm on oracle 10g and got critical warning: Tablespace usage critical: UNDOTBS (96%) I also executed this command: select sum (bytes/1048576) MB FROM DBA_SEGMENTS ...
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Critical tablespace usage UNDOTBS (96%)

This tablespace is in my case 8GB. I'm on oracle 10g and got critical warning: Tablespace usage critical: UNDOTBS (96%) I also executed this command: select sum (bytes/1048576) MB FROM ...
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Fixing wildcard expansion resulting in too many terms error (DRG-51030)

How can I resolve the wildcard_maxterm problem in Oracle 10g? My index creation syntax is: begin ctx_ddl.drop_preference('SUBSTRING_PREF'); end; / begin ctx_ddl.create_preference('...
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How to downgrade Oracle Database from 11gr2 to 10g?

In certain situation i have to downgrade from 11gr2 to 10g but coudn't find right way to downgrade. Can you please give a right direction and possible causes to Database.!
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Exporting from Oracle enterprise edition to standard edition reaches schemas limit

So, I'm trying to export an oracle database(10.2) from EE to SE over a networklink. It all works fine except that I'm hitting a limit. The database has 1335 schemas and it seems that I can't transfers ...
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Why is Oracle's number datatype so HUGE? and why do I seem to have no alternatives?

Oracle has a favorite numerical class called NUMBER. It is a 22 byte value that just seems ludicrous in an index. I have some values that would easily fit in a 6 byte integer and would therefore fit ...
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Dividing comma separated strings into columns

I have a problem with dividing comma separated values. I have 2 columns with comma separated values, for ex: ID Name 1,2,3 Ab,cd,ef I want the columns divided as: Id Name 1 ab 2 ...
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Adding counts inside a COALESCE

So I have a continuation of this question. New requirements have thrown in a third table. So here's the breakdown of how the tables relate: TabA(TabA_id, desc) TabB(TabB_id, TabA_id) TabC(TabC_id, ...
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Access Oracle GTT table data from another session?

I have using Oracle GTT tables with condition ON COMMIT DELETE ROWS. Now i know GTT tables data is only session specific. 1 session cannot see the GTT data of other session in General. But is their ...
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Changes in Oracle Database implicit conversion rules for select statement

Due to hardware failure after a power outage we had to recreate the database for one of our 3rd party applications from an dumpfile (created via exp). The old hardware had Oracle 10G R2 running while ...
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Getting sum result for last year divided quarterly

I am trying to get financial data grouped by each quarter of last year and also grouped by the last three weeks. Also, if it is possible, I want to have the type as a separate column with the type as ...
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ORA-00449: background process 'MMAN' unexpectedly terminated with error 7446

One of our Oracle servers went down rather badly last night, and we have been unable to bring it online since. Attempting to startup each instance results in: SQL> Connected to an idle instance. ...