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Clarification on usage of Serially Reusable Pragma for Oracle 10g

I need to make packages for Oracle 10g that can be changed while users are still logged in an using an application that makes database calls through PL/SQL. Unfortunately, anytime a package is updated ...
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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. ...
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Oracle custom week of the year numbering based on first Monday of the year

I have following sql for generating dates, I wanted to change week of the year numbering based on 'First Monday of the Year'. Hence numbering would be, 01-05-15 ---> 01 01-12-15 ---> 02 ...
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How to find out the segment behind a corrupted block when the database cannot be opened?

Short Version: alter database open fails with ORA-00600. alert.log and dbv both point out that one data block (type: 6) is corrupted. I cannot select from dba_extents as that requires an opened ...
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Error while migrating SQL Server database to Oracle

I am getting this error message while loading database capture script output in Oracle SQL Developer. The source is SQL Server 2000 and destination is Oracle 11g. java.sql.BatchUpdateException: ...
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Dynamic ORDER BY clause in PL/SQL cursor

I am not sure if this is simply impossible or if I need to approach this from a different angle. Simplified, here is what I am trying: create or replace FUNCTION someFunction(SortCol1 varchar2 ...
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How do I disable oracle's MAX_ENABLED_ROLES limit? [closed]

How do I disable oracle's MAX_ENABLED_ROLES limit or expand the limit?
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Unexpectively slow data loading into Oracle

Big amount (4.000.000+) of files (1-4Mb each) are loading into Oracle 10g for about several days. Table is allocated in big tablespace, which was created on special volume (labeled BIG_VOL) over ...
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ORA-08102 while creating a view

I am learning PL/SQL programming. I'm trying to create a view with the following statement: create or replace view viewName as select ID from employees; The view creation throws the following ...
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SQLPlus : default define settings

My workstation is Ubuntu 14.04. I have Oracle Express 11g installed. Whenever i run the define command in SQLPlus, is see the define _editor = "ed". Is there a way to change that permanently to gedit ...
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Can we migrate oracle database 10gR2 to cross platform

I want to know can we migrate Linux based oracle database 10gR2 (10.2.0.1.0) to windows server 2003 with oracle database 10gR2 (10.2.0.3.0). I have seen the documentation related to database migration ...
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How to compare between two values in one field depending on another field in SQL* / Oracle Reports?

I have three fields in a table named table_family. One is "relation" it has 3 kinds of values 1 for person, 2 for parents, 3 for son. Other field is "age" and it contains the ages of all the ...
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ORA-27100: shared memory realm already exists oracle

I'm trying to start our db after performing a shutdown abort on a oracle 10g server, but atm i'm getting the following message: ORA-27100: shared memory realm already exists Linux Error: 17: ...
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How does Oracle 10g use indexes?

I have table called result: CREATE TABLE result (id_graduate NUMBER NOT NULL, id_sml NUMBER NOT NULL, last_update DATE NOT ...
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How can I find who has allocated a user lock via dbms_lock?

We have a print queue process that acquires a user lock via dbms_lock.allocate_unique. It performs the work and then releases the lock. The process works very well. Today, we have a process that ...
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Oracle performance loss from 10.1.0.2 to 10.2.0.5

I am testing an application on two database servers with the same data : 10.1.0.2 on Windows (for development) 10.2.0.5 on Solaris (for validation). We have a script which recreates a huge table ...
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update column based on sum of data from another table

I have two tables : Table1 (col1, col2, col3, col4, val1, status) Table2 (col1, col2, col3, col4, val2) For Table1 and Table2, The columns (col1, col2, col3, col4) are the composite primary key. ...
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Tracing 'Invalid Number Error' from millions of rows using a large, complicated query

Background I am working on fixing a large query that I inherited. The query consists of over 200 lines of DML statements. The search queries the database restricting the data to a single month. Most ...
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Database creation on Linux with dbca: “command not found”

I have installed an Oracle on my machine. When I open a session with VNCServer and type dbca, either as root or as oracle, I get these errors: -bash : -dbca : Command Not found Xlib: connection to ...
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oracle: No more data to read from socket

We are using Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition Release 10.2.0.4.0 and we have an error on a query that gives us the error Error: No more data to read from socket SQLState: null ErrorCode: ...
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Create a test enviroment in Oracle 10g

I have a production enviroment in a Oracle 10g database which I would like to authomatically duplicate in a test enviroment. My production enviroment is just a number of tables in which I have usually ...
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Is it impossible to iterate table rows in Oracle PL/SQL without using a cursor?

I wanted to figure out if it was possible to avoid using cursor to iterate the table rows in PL/SQL and tried the following script: set serveroutput on; declare v1 tbl_plant.plant_id%type := 0; ...
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How can I optimize a hierarchical query with multiple paths from child to root Oracle SQL?

I am trying to build a query that gives me the hierarchical history of events for a given child event_id. The events are related to each other by some from_id and to_id and the order is determined by ...
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Return many rows on a plsql Oracle10g

I'm doing a little project and I need to do a plsql to return many rows. I have someting like: Table(id, data1, data2, from) And the user gives me the value of from and I have to return all that. ...
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How to debug ORA-42016 with DBMS_REDEFINITION?

I am writing a number of scripts to transform some tables using DBMS_REDEFINITION. Is there an easy way to debug the "ORA-42016: shape of interim table does not match specified column mapping" error? ...
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Accessing values of dymanic cloumn

I have a table which has 16 fields whose of alternate name to city. Below is my table structure: CREATE TABLE CITY_DATA_TO_CHK ( COUNTRY_CODE VARCHAR2 (100), REGION ...
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Is it possible to alias a column with a constant variable defined in the package header of a PL/SQL package?

I am trying to alias some columns that are being used to interface with a 3rd party data aggregation system. This company has stated that they might change their naming scheme in the near future, so I ...
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Sorting and Grouping by year, month and sums

Im new at Oracle, and am trying to write a query to show sums of Hours for the last 3 months. First Id like to display the year/month, then the sum of a specific type of hour worked for that ...
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Compare sysdate month with a column data

im application developer and we are using Oracle database for this project. I never used oracle before so i want some help to build a simple query. I have a CARD table with these columns EXPIREMONTH ...
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Error While Restoring Standby Database from RMAN Backup of Primary Database

My Standby Database was corrupted. So i took primary database backup using RMAN. Transferred to my standby database. On standby, on startup nomount, restored standby control file then on mount stage, ...
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How would I implement interprocess communication from Oracle (10g R1) trigger using DBMS_ALERT?

Let me state up front that I'm not proficient in Oracle at all, MS SQL yes but not Oracle; which is why I'm asking this. Current Setup Oracle 10g Release 1 running on Red Hat Ent. 3 (no support) ...
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Finding parameter names for binding stored procedure parameters

For unit testing purposes I am attempting to call the DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE procedure from c# using parameters that are bound by name. Since this DBMS_OUTPUT package seems to be a standard on Oracle ...
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Performance degradation after partioning tables using DBMS_REDEFINITION package

We have created partitions on per-existing tables in my application using DBMS_REDEFINITION package. just for the sake of improving performance. Now , We are facing an issue in the performance ...
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Drastic change in query speed when changing from Oracle 9i to ANSI outer join syntax

I am working on simplifying a query originally written for Oracle 9i. In the process I changed the join syntax from the Oracle 9i syntax to ANSI. The names of the tables and columns have been changed ...
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How to populate Oracle 10g tables related via foreign key?

As the title says, how do i fill random data in tables, which have foreign key references within each other. I want to then practice all the SQL commands, like, SELECT commands, JOINS, SET FUNCTIONS ...
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Am I using the correct data types on SQL Server side to call an Oracle 10g function?

When calling an Oracle function with the following in parameter types NUMBER(7,0) VARCHAR2(8 BYTE) VARCHAR2(4 BYTE) DATE and return type NUMBER(14,5) from SQL Server 2008R2 via a linked Oracle ...
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Oracle Recovery

Oracle server died. Built a new VM and mapped out the volumes to the SAN. Installed the same version of Oracle on the new server and applied the same patches. How can I "register" or "attached" the ...
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Sub query with not equal

Sub query with not equal table_1 col1 SV0362 RU0177CSPG NO0124CSPG VN3582 AT9923CSPG BZ0324 PE0309 AS4293EXPT ML0331OMKT table 2 colA OO56128665 OO56128665 OO56128665 OO56128665 US0170 US0170 ...
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Optimization of an old query multiple unioned subqueries

I am currently in the process of optimizing a large query that was written for oracle 8i. My company currently uses oracle 10g which gives us a lot of options for optimization. Please Reference the ...
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How to get desired type of records for desired number of times in oracle

I want to get get 6 "double_scoring" records and 4 "singe_scoring" records from my Profiles table based on SCORING_RULE column values. Can you please let me know how can I do this with SELECT query ...
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Why does dbms_scheduler max_run_duration not raise event JOB_OVER_MAX_DUR?

Starting from this question and this example I've tried to create an event based dbms_scheduler job, which waits for event JOB_OVER_MAX_DUR raised from jobs, which exceeded their max_run_duration. ...
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What does a green icon mean and why do the package bodies not expand when they have it?

In SQLDeveloper 4 some 10g PL/SQL packages have a regular crate while others have a green dot. Those with the green dot do not expand their bodies (might be just a coincidence). What is the ...
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Can't connect using SqlManager for Oracle, but Sql+

I'm using EMS Sql Manager for Oracle to connect to some Oracle databases but I receive the error ORA-12154: TNS:could not resolve the connect identifier specified I just re-setup my PC, due to SSD ...
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Table statistics on database

Is there any way that I could find how many tables has statistics on them,and how many tables which doesn't have statistics on them.
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Delete all types created by a user

In Oracle 10g, how do I delete all the types owned by a specific user? This is the view that gives me the types I want to drop:SELECT type_name FROM user_types;
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General question on dbms_stats

General question on dbms_stats and auto sample size? what is the impact of having IOTs with overflows and you switch to auto_sample_size and enable approximate NDV . How does it impact?
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What is the difference between Schema and Database in Oracle?

In oracle, Datafile are system files where actual data is stored.The collection to datafile make Tablespace and atlast database is collection of tablespaces Correct me if I am wrong on the concepts ...