The second and terminal release of Oracle Corporations Oracle 11g database product. 11.2 was released for Linux on September 1st, 2009. New features added include RAC One Node, Improved data compression ratios (up to 20x), Edition Based Redefinition, Recursive Subquery Factoring, Instance Caging, ...

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Shrinking the SYSTEM tablespace in Oracle

Our SYSTEM tablespace grew out of control because of the SYS.AUD$ table. We have truncated SYS.AUD$ but the datafile is still very big (~30G). Resize doesn't work because the file contains used data ...
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Oracle 11g R2 on CentOS 6.3, and Net Configuration Assistant

this is my first time to install Oracle 11g R2 on Linux. I made all instructions in Oracle documentation. But in the installation process, the Net Configuration Manager is failed. I continued the ...
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No network ACL, yet my user can successfully connect to external server

This one's had both me and our dba scratching our heads. We have an Oracle 11.1.0.7.0 instance, DEV, with a user who can successfully connect to our ldap server, e.g.: DECLARE l_session ...
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Expand sparse table with self outer join on distinct values

I have this: g1 | g2 | x ---------+-----------+----- New York | Monday | 210 New York | Tuesday | 258 Chicago | Monday | 30 Chicago | Wednesday | 25 LA | Thursday | 40 ...
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can I replace nulls in a PIVOT with zeroes?

I am using the PIVOT function in Oracle and am curious if I can replace the null values with zeroes? I know I can wrap the entire query in another SELECT and then use COALESCE on the values, but I am ...
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Oracle: How to gather stats in a logical standby database?

I have a Primary and a (logical) Standby Database. The Schema 'APP' gets synced. Now a User has performance issues running a query against some tables in this 'APP' schema of the Standby Database. On ...
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Defining constraints in `CREATE TABLE` statements

Recently I have been using a Database Abstraction Layer built by a Python web-framework called web2py (click for their DAL syntax). They include the option to include your constraints within the ...
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Enforce data integrity with a recursive table

I have an existing oracle 11g database schema that works with a web application. I am planning an expansion to the application so a web service can do data operations on the database. As part of the ...
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Completely uninstall Oracle server on Linux

I have searched lot in Google for how to uninstall Oracle on Linux, but I can't figure it out. I think that I need to reinstall the server because I get a lot of errors when I try to startup the ...
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Create Oracle ASM Disks Without Installing Oracle

I have been asked to setup workstations (VMs) for an instructor's Oracle 11g R2 Workshop. I am finding the documentation that was downloaded from the Oracle Academy site extremely underwhelming. I am ...
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How to find the schema name of a data pump dmp file?

I have been given a DMP data pump export file to import into my local Oracle instance. I've tried running this command line: impdp full=Y directory=DATA_PUMP_DIR dumpfile=MyDumpFile.dmp ...
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Alternative tools to export Oracle database to SQL Server? [closed]

I've got an Oracle database that I need to export (schema and data) to SQL Server. I am trying the Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant for Oracle, but it is horribly slow, grossly inefficient ...
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Specify Server for DBMS_Scheduler Job in Policy Managed RAC

A unit test requires a dbms_scheduler job to run on the same RAC node as the unit test is being run from. I know that with an Admin managed database this could be done by creating a service that ...
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need to use PLSQL to insert distinct rows

I need to take some data from Table A, use some logic, and then insert one or more rows into Table B. I have a PLSQL block that brings in data from Table A with a cursor, performs all the logic ...
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how to create and insert into a table in an anonymous block

I have PL/SQL anonymous block that creates a table (using execute immediate) and then inserts data into the table. When the block compiles, it gives me an ORA-00942: table or view does not exist ...
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Blocking incoming database links

Let's say there is an Oracle database A and another Oracle database B. Our database is A. Is there a way to block database links from B to A?
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“ORA-01950: no privileges on tablespace 'SYSTEM' ” : What error is it?

Earlier I created a user : SQL>create user suhail identified by password SQL>User created. SQL>Grant create session,create table to suhail; SQL>Grant Succeeded. but when I login as ...
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Oracle 11g R2 - same query sometimes fast, sometimes slow

I have a simple update query on a table with about 100 rows in it: UPDATE RESULTS_DATA SET IMAGE_BLOB=:myBlob WHERE MEASUREMENT_INDEX=:mIndex AND BATCH_ID=:batchId AND SYSTEM_ID=:sysId ...
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“ORA-01017: invalid username/password” : Why is that?

What is the difference between the two : SQLPLUS / AS SYSDBA and SQLPLUS Enter user-name: SYSDBA Enter password: If I use the first command I get connected and see the prompt SQL> but upon ...
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Update field1.table1 based on compound join between table1 and table2 - Oracle

I want to run update statement on Oracle 11g, but it fails with the following error: SQL Error: ORA-01427: single-row subquery returns more than one row 01427. 00000 - "single-row subquery ...
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Logging and saving user activity

Database:Oracle 11gR2 OS: Windows 2008 Server R2 I'm not trained DBA, just have to run things on an Oracle database temporarily, which is used to perform OLAP processes. I need to automatize user ...
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ORA-00990 error while trying to grant priviliges: Why is that? [closed]

After creating a user named suhail I am trying to grant that user some privileges. But I am getting an error saying missing or invalid privilege . Why is that ? C:\Windows\system32>SQLPLUS / AS ...
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Unable to start Oracle Database Server : Get an error as I try to start it

I just installed Oracle Database Express Edition 11g Release 2 for windows.It created a short cut icon on the desktop : but as I click this icon I see this dialog box : What is it ? How do I ...
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Global locking for multi-master Oracle GoldenGate replication

This is a very complex scenario, but I figured a state-of-the-art challenge might interest some of the many high-end users of dba.se. Problem I'm working on an intercontinental data replication ...
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ORA-06512: at “SYS.DBMS_ADVISOR”, line 201 PL/SQL: numeric

We have been using Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition 11.2.0.3 running on the IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-bit). My question / problem is : When trying to run below command then I'm getting the ...
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can I get a list of all parameters and their values while inside my stored procedure?

I have a number of Oracle stored procedures whose activity I want to be able to audit, so I am having them INSERT some data into an auditing table. It would be swell if I could list the variables and ...
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Strange behaviour of a query with order by and rownum on Oracle's Exadata server

I am executing the following query on two different database servers: SELECT start_date, end_date, resort_id FROM employee_activity WHERE employee_id = 27 AND start_date < ...
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best way to create multiple similar tables - CTAS vs INSERT

I am creating a few dozen tables as CREATE TABLE AS SELECT (CTAS). The only difference in the SELECT statements is specifying a different value in the WHERE clause for TEAM_ID. I'm an Oracle newbie ...
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minimum software required to connect to an Oracle server on a lan

I'm an OK dba with MySQL, passable with SQL Server, awful with Oracle. I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 running Oracle 11g. I'd like to connect to this server with SQL Developer running on Windows XP ...
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Generate XML using Oracle XML schema

I have some XML schema definitions that have been registered using DBMS_XMLSCHEMA. I have created tables using the XMLTypes generated. I can create XML using XMLQuery and if I understand correctly, ...
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Should a table be partitioned before or after an INSERT?

I have a fairly simple question that is proving hard to search for. I need to create a table that will be partitioned and into which (lots of) data will be loaded. Is it more efficient to create the ...
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How do I debug an ETL process that is unable to commit any records?

I used a DB link to connect to another DB and delete a couple of records. Later I ran an Informatica Workflow (ETL tool) to load data into that database using a DB connection that connects directly to ...
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are there significant differences with 500+ million row tables in Oracle?

I am in a database designer in a data warehouse environment. I am used to dealing with tables with a maximum of 1 millions rows and am now faced with tables with more than half a billion rows. Are ...
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Oracle Table Design, Storing Small Values

In Oracle if you want to store a small value, such as a one digit code (e.g. 0, 1, 2, 3 4, or Null; or Null, or 1; or 1, or 2), what is the space optimal way to store such a value. Currently I'm ...
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Oracle 11g release 2 32 bit client Installation

I have installed a 32 bit Oracle 11g Release 2 (11.2.0.3) client on my Solaris 64 bit machine. But I am getting: Generic Status: Library Open failed, Library Name: libclntsh.so, Platform Status: ...
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Add additional disks to FRA diskgroup in ASM

We're running Oracle 11.2.0.3 with a two node RAC and our FRA diskgroup is running low on space. I need to allocate some more disks to it through ASM. I'm not sure how to go about doing this. I can ...
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Count events on “user based” sliding window

So, if I wanted to know how many events a certain user bought in certain timeframe windows. I will use 7 for the example, but the query should accept this number of days as a parameter, which will be ...
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Can you have multiple Oracle ACL files?

I have an application which needs to send emails through Oracle triggers. I understand that in Oracle 11g you must have an ACL file to grant certain schemas access to the network. My plan was to ...
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XML errors while copying dependents during a redefinition to an interval partitioning scheme

I am partitioning an existing table. I used the following process: Checks DBMS_REDEFINITION.CAN_REDEF_TABLE(...); Successful Create duplicate table CREATE TABLE "USER"."MYTABLE_ONLINE" ( ...
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How to list all users that have grants over a package

I'm looking for some query to list all users that have grants over a package. For example, user Schema_A has been granted to execute package: B.MyPackage. I'm querying views or tables like: ...
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How to retrieve disk spaces by removing tables from tablespaces in Oracle 10g?

I'm using a Oracle 10g database. I have a big tablespace MYTBS made of a dozen data files (MYTBS_01, MYTBS_02, ...) of different sizes which have been added through the years. Now i have removed very ...
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Package state not re-intialized on raise_application_error

When a package has state and the header is changed, the first call gets an error stack something like this: ORA-04068: existing state of packages has been discarded ORA-04061: existing state of ...
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How to connect to a Database made by Oracle SQL Database?

So I am fairly new at this, so if you could keep that in mind in your answers, it would be much appreciated. I installed Oracle SQL Database on my Windows PC. It came in two zip files. I installed it ...
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Factoring out subselect (with clause) ends in ORA-00904

I am trying fo factor a repetitive subquery with with but getting ORA-00904 over and over again. This is my base query which works quite well: select tka.id, tka.name, txt.text as langname, ...
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Why ORA-00932: Inconsistent Types error?

Sorry for the meaningless title, but I couldn't think up a better one. I'm using Oracle 11g r2. The following query raise ORA-00932 error: SELECT BBB.FIELD1 FROM TABLE0 AAA JOIN (SELECT * FROM ...
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What is the nature of “LGWR: Setting 'active' archival for destination LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_2”?

I'm not sure when this started, but for the time being the primary database instances in a physical standby configuration logs this message on every redo log switch. ...
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Is there a way to export an Oracle database to a CREATE DATABASE command?

I have an existing Oracle 11 instance, I want to export the database (which was created via DBCA) to an equivalent "CREATE DATABASE" command, handling the character set, etc. I'd also like to get a ...
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Oracle RAC with single node Data Guard physical standby

Best practices for Oracle 11gR2 Data Guard implies that the primary and standby databases should have the same layout, eg. RAC to RAC. What special considerations would one need to take into account ...
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Change a partitioned global non-unique index that is the primary key to a non-partitioned unique index

One of the largest tables in our system has its primary key setup as a globally ranged partitioned (in huge, useless, multi-billion value ranges) non-unique index. Its values are just a sequence ...
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Is there a bug with PL/Scope in combination with associative arrays?

I believe I stumbled upon a bug with PL/Scope in combination with associative arrays, but perhaps I overlook something. I have the following package create or replace package tq84_pkg_c as ...