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What do I need to do to avoid ORA-32696 errors?

I have a SELECT query using several WITH blocks. Sometimes it runs successfully. Very often it fails with the error "Lookup Error - Oracle Database Error: ORA-32696: HTI: No free slot". I Googled the ...
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Install Oracle 10.2.0.4 on Windows Server 2012 R2

I have problem with installing Oracle 10.2.0.4 on Windows Server 2012 R2. We are running old 10.2.0.4 instance on Windows Server 2008 R2. Now I have to migrate it to the Windows Server 2012 R2. ...
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Oracle 10g weird behaviour

We have a thick client application using an Oracle 10g database. We recently upgraded the application and in the process migrated the database tables from a latin to unicode character set. After the ...
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Which oracle (10g) template files (DBCA) can be be copied to different server for cloning?

I am trying to clone a schema from one Oracle 10g server to a different Oracle 10g server. I have created a database template (DBCA) from an existing database (structure and data). I have copied ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Testing equivalence in strings with different character sets

I have to synchronize a number of tables with string columns between two databases: the source Oracle 10.2.0.3 NLS_CHARACTERSET WE8MSWIN1252, NLS_LENGTH_SEMANTICS BYTE the destination Oracle ...
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How to store object with property of generic type in DB

In my business domain there exists an entity parameter. Beside other properties which are identical for each parameter, they have values. These values can be of different data types. There might be ...
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How can I count the total number of document indexed by my oracle.text index?

I know I can use ctx_query.count_hits to count the number of document matching a query, and similarly, I can use count(*) where CONTAINS(...) But these are only options if I actually have a query. ...
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Oracle locked sessions with ASP.Net

I am connecting to an Oracle database in ASP.Net using SQLDataSource. My connection string is: <add name="ConnectionString3" connectionString="Data Source=sml; User ID=sml; Password=sml; ...
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v$logmnr_contents with username as unknown

I applied logminer to find who deleted a lot of rows in one table. View v$logmnr_contents give me details of that operation. Unfortunately, minimum supplemental logging was not active when archived ...
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Timeout on remote query over database link

We are trying to verify if a database link is up before inserting data into a remote database. We have no control over the remote database's behavior and status. We need to set a timeout on a query ...
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What might cause all objects in an Oracle database to suddenly have quoted identifiers?

I have an Oracle schema in which, at some point in the past ("the event"), all of the procedural code objects in the database have been re-created with quoted identifiers. All of the objects are ...
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Can not open oracle 10g database when migrated from oracle sql developer 1.5x to 3.1x

I have migrated from Oracle sql developer tool 1.5x to 3.1x and imported my connection settings with database 10g. When I try to open a connectionstring in the developer tool I get this message: ...
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What can cause [DataDirect][ODBC Oracle Wire Protocol driver]Connection refused.?

The Title speaks for itself. We have this error message on the client side of the application. The devs suspect a problem on the database. The alert log on the database shows no errors at all. The ...
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Error starting up OC4J_EM: java.sql.SQLException: Logical handle no longer valid

I'm trying to launch the OPMN-managed process OC4J_EM, which is needed for Oracle's Enterprise Manager. When I run use the startall or startproc command, I get an error: failed to start a managed ...
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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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Find Bottleneck of Store procedure in Oracle 11g

I written a store procedure which retrieve data from 6 to 7 table using join and used sys-refcursor. Now problem is data fatch approximate 700 to 750 rows at 18 seconds but in some case take more ...
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Killed wrong session and cannot connect to oracle anymore

I guess I killed the wrong session. Trying to connect with SQL Developer, it says ORA-12505. Search results say you may set wrong SID, but that's not for my case. How can I get my oracle back? My ...
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Set a variable outside loop and fetch it every item of loop

My oracle version : Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition Release 10.2.0.4.0 - 64bi I'm trying to set a variable outside loop and make its value change as the each item of loop. (Just like we ...
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Properly configuring Oracle Charset and NLS parameters

I'm trying to figure out the reason why Oracle SQL Developer shows question marks/rubbish on non-latin symbols. Currently I have 2 DBs on separate severs/instances, one of which works fine, and the ...
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Optimizing DB for performance by archiving/partitioning

I have a table in my Database which would be loaded with huge amounts of data each day. These are basically status of the orders customers has placed. The UI in my application which calls the DB for ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Can we Audit Synonym Usage in Oracle?

When Auditing is enabled in Oracle, is there a way to differentiate Private Synonyms access from actual object access? For example If I have Table: S1.My_TABLE Private Synonym: S2.My_TABLE ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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My stored procedures often get invalidated

The reason for invalidation should be because of some DDL activity, but I don't have any DDL in the SPs. I need to find what is that DDL statement. If the object is in an invalid state, when you call ...
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ORACLE 10.2.0.5 DB: How can I start replication of an existing schema into a new database with zero downtime

Please, note that I'm limited to Materialized view replication and datapump, so my question is whether the above can be done within my specified scope: Ensure no transactions in the database for ...
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Oracle Historical Session Information

I want to know the view or query which provides the total number of active and non-active session for a specific snapshot. Currently I am using the below query. SELECT INSTANCE_NUMBER, count(*)*10 ...
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Extracting node names by looping through xml in Oracle 10G Plsql

I have an XML that looks like below, <email_details> <VENDOR_ID>73</VENDOR_ID> <RGP_NUMBER>1234</RGP_NUMBER> ..... ..... (any number of ...
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Oracle AQ Message Replication

We are upgrading our infrastructure and for that we are migrating from Oracle 10g to 11g. We are using Oracle GoldenGate for data replication and it does not support replication of AQ messages as far ...
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Execution time is different between normal query and query inside a stored procedure

I have following simplified query WITH Report1 AS ( SELECT SUM(t.X), SUM(t.Y) FROM Table1 t WHERE t.Date1 > :dateStart and t.Date1 < :dateFinish ) SELECT * FROM Report1 This query ...
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Display rows with no NULLs

My query needs to return all 20 columns for each row that does not contain a NULL in any of those columns. The query I have is: Select Col1, Col2, ... Col20 from table where Col1 is not null and ...
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Database Open but Oracle gives ORA-01033: ORACLE initialization or shutdown in progress

We are using 4 node Oracle 10GR2 RAC in Windows x64. 3 instances of our database crashed today and later started normally. I started them by connecting (Remote Desktop) to individual instances and ...
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Datalink error when executing remote query

This afternoon i was working with an old datalink defined to transfer data from one database to other. It's the first time i've worked with this 'trick'. We use an specific user to work with the ...
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Oracle 10g xe database error when connecting ORA-12528

I am trying to connect to my local database Oracle 10g XE however i am getting the following error ORA - 12528. This connection was working and this issue suddenly arose. I did LSNRCTL status the ...
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SQL Link Connection OLE DB provider Query Execution Failed

I have created linked connection in SQL and by which I am connecting Oracle server using OLE DB provider "OraOLEDB.Oracle". SQL Server = 2008 R2 Oracle = 10g Normally, When I am executing Insert or ...