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Help with Oracle Pipelined function

I have a pivot where I have a contract with tank numbers separated by ; and I've been given this example to pivot them down into rows (which works): SELECT oks_c.contract_number, ...
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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 ...
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non-default connect roles and proxy authentication

I've been reading up on proxy authentication and found the following to bits of Oracle documentation that I can't seem to implement. Page 8 of this PDF of new forms features: ...
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Create table with select Query on DB link

I'm trying to execute the following query, it is taking more than usual time. I'm retrieving data from db link. without the create table statement the query is giving results. for Create table also if ...
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Finding why an Oracle listener got automatically restarted

I got the following message in the <listnername>.log file. I want to find out the reason why it got automatically shutdown and restarted again with different PID. 03-MAR-2013 03:00:57 * ...
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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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Unable to create Central Inventory

I am Traying to install Oracle 11g on my Linux a have alrady config the varible and X-host but can,t able to Create Central Inventory my Central Inventory location is : /u01/app/u0 ** and ...
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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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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 happen exactly. ALTER TABLE MYTABLE1 ADD MYEXPORT9 ...
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Oracle schema import is not importing all the tables present in the schema dump file

I have exported an existing oracle schema from another machine and then imported it in my local machine. Import was successful, but some tables which are present in the export dump file are not ...
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Restoring an Oracle Backup Properly

I've been trying to do a proper restore of a database for weeks now and I'm convinced that I'm doing something simple wrong. I took a cold backup of the database before an update to an application ...
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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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Convert Oracle Query for Date to Mysql queries

Need to convert the following oracle queries to MYSQL queries. 1) select to_char(to_date(?,'DD-MM-YY')) from dual; 2) select to_char(next_day(to_date(?,'DD-MM-YY'),'FRIDAY')) from dual; 3) ...
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What types of files can be stored on raw device in oracle database?

What are the other file types that one can store on a raw device in addition to placing CRD controlfiles,redologs,datafiles in oracle database.....
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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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Oracle - abort within a “before insert” trigger without throwing an exception

I know that this is an awful thing to do for many reasons, but I am in Get Things Done mode and we have a piece of software, which we can't modify, that writes records to a table. Some of these ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...