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Drop user did not reduce size of tablespace file

I have a development environment in which I frequently copy a certain schema. When I'm done with the copy, I will use OracleEM to drop that user/schema. My problem is that this does not seem to ...
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Dodgy causes of ORA-12549?

I am dealing with a rather massive ETL processing which keeps throwing me the ORA-12549 error. Have been looking for problems in the database so far and nothing. The DBA says the database is "fine" - ...
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Oracle DBCA utility: “Listener is not up or database service is not registered with it”

I'm a software engineer with some experience on SQL Server but a newbie on Oracle. I'm attempting to run dbca on a remote linux machine to reconfigure a database that was initially configured to idle ...
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Oracle backup with RMAN Options?

I'm trying to learn RMAN but getting confused everytime I read Oracle docs! Can someone help me what are the differences and when to use the following? BACKUP DATABASE PLUS ARCHIVELOG DELETE INPUT ...
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Verify if I can use a given directory

Admin creates an Oracle directory: CREATE OR REPLACE DIRECTORY EXAMPLE AS '\\server\share\test'; GRANT READ, WRITE ON DIRECTORY EXAMPLE TO JOHN; Admin can test whether the directory exists: SELECT ...
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Port no in Oracle Forms 11G

Which port number to be used in forms 11G Preference-->Runtime--> Application ServerURL Section? I have: 1521-Given at the time of database creation 7003 and 7004-Given at the time of WLS Domain ...
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Is there a timeout for a query over database link?

Edit/Preface: This question has been migrated from SO as I am particularly interested on the question on timeouts on DB link queries. The provided workaround from SO is somewhat OK, but I'm really ...
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Query taking long on table with low record count

I have an Oracle flat table that grew to just below 800MB. The table was truncated and new records are being inserted. Currently there are <40 records in the table but a select * takes >30secs. ...
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Override default SERVICE_NAME in init.ora

I'd like to define several service names for my instance in such a way that users should not know the actual instance name. This is what I have done in my init.ora: db_domain='company.com' ...
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Log rotation of diag logs?

In on of our Oracle 11.2.0 installations the directory database\diag\rdbms\$DB\$DB\alert is filled with hundreds of xml files (log.xml, log1.xml ...). Can Oracle be configured to do log rotation ...
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Objects in v$bh but not dba_objects

The Oracle documentation has a section in the 11.2 Performance Tuning Guide with the title Determining Which Segments Have Many Buffers in the Pool. The section lists the following query: SELECT ...
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How to use simple output parameters?

I'm new to Oracle, so I apologize for such a simple question, but I've already wasted several hours on it. I have the following stored procedure: create or replace procedure MyTestProc (outparam OUT ...
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Enumerate open oracle connections

How can I troubleshoot which processes are keeping connections open? Background: A QA installation of several software components is generating an ORA-12516 error now and then, and I'm not sure which ...
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Oracle extents - How can I have so many with this small size?

This is a different question than the one with the almost-identical title. Again, this is more curiosity about how Oracle Database works than anything I need to change (yes I know multiple extents ...
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Oracle extents - How can I have so few with this large size?

Note on duplication: This is not a duplicate of "Oracle extents - How can I have so many with this small size?" This is a separate question I entered which happens to be in the same domain. This is ...
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Error calling stored procedure from trigger in Oracle Database 11g

I'm trying to create a trigger that calls some Java code whenever a table is inserted/updated. I'm aware of possible performance issues, I don't need advice that I should not do this; I just need to ...
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Limit redo for materialized view complete refresh or manual equivalent

A materialized view(MV) log can be used to allow a MV to do a fast refresh which only modifies the data that has changed. However, various conditions prevent the MV from using the log and therefore ...
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Comments in EXPDB parameter file

Is there a way to put comments in a data pump export parameter file?
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oracle 10g xe to 11g xe upgrade

The oracle 10g DB that is being currently used has exceeded the limit of 4GB. For the application to continue the db needs to be upgraded to 11g. But the upgrade doc requires a data pump export to be ...
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May I Convert Non RAC db to an RAC DB and add on a Node?

Currently my work env as 1 node none RAC database 11gR2, we are getting another machine (Linux), so I need to add on this node to our currently env and becoming a RAC db. What is the best way/route to ...
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Oracle 11, incremental backup goes wrong

Got a pretty big instance on a one-week backup cycle with an incremental (differential) strategy .. or rather, that's what it was supposed to be. Somehow the daily differentials seem to come out as ...
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how to see multiple column values in new line [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how to query multiple row data in single column in oracle? my table structure is given bellow deptid ename ------ ------ 10 CLARK,KING,MILLER 20 ...
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Migrating to Oracle Flashback for Historization on Oracle 11g

Our application built using Oracle 11g requires that we keep historic data. The historization is legally mandated, and is mainly used for manual queries, when investigating problems, etc. Basically ...
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I have a powerful machine with 70 GB RAM. How many Oracle instances with 20 GB can be created?

I have powerful machine with 70 GB RAM. I created one Oracle instance with 20 GB as sga_target. I am not able to create another Oracle instance with sga_target > 10G even when I keep the ...
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Upgrading 10g database to 11g database

Is doing a full data export (expdp) from an Oracle 10g (10.2.0.1.0) database and then doing an import of that dump file (impdp) into an 11.2.0.2 database a valid and acceptable upgrade path from 10g ...
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Oracle Client vs Oracle Instant Client on Linux!

to have the following setup on a Linux box: SQLPlus client library (oci.dll)!!!! ORACLE_HOME is set for users is Oracle Instant Client enough or I need to have the Oracle Client installed on the ...
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Why does DBMS_JOB.SUBMIT execute immediately when NEXT_DATE is in the future?

I wanted to create a job that will run tomorrow at noon and recur every day at noon, so I executed this script: DECLARE X NUMBER; BEGIN SYS.DBMS_JOB.SUBMIT ( job => X ,what ...
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In a two-server dataguard setup, can I store the recovery catalog in the same database?

We currently have an Oracle 11gR2 database that is backed up with rman, with the rman records stored in the control files. Control file auto-backup is turned on. Backups are to disk (and, ultimately, ...
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Oracle Shutdown Method

Shutting down a database before doing an upgrade or a patch can be done several ways. shutdown immediate; or shutdown abort; startup restrict; shutdown immediate; or shutdown abort; startup ...
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Oracle 11gR2 expdp table converted to CSV from Linux

With Oracle expdp, I can export the tables I want with expdp INCLUDE=TABLE:table1,table2,table3 I need a way to convert this into CSV on a linux machine. I've seen Windows tools but don't know ...
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How to create oracle linked server in oracle server itself?

Is it possible to create oracle linked server in other oracle server? I actually wanted to do this with sql server but in sql server I couldn't run long query (8000 limit). I have access to ...
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How do I manage column order when using PL/SQL's %ROWTYPE records?

I have a table with a large number of columns, which has data gathered from several other tables. I want to write some PL/SQL like: DECLARE TYPE t_toptab_list IS TABLE OF toptab%ROWTYPE; l_data ...
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Error creating linked database to oracle

CREATE DATABASE LINK myLINK CONNECT TO username IDENTIFIED BY password USING 'PROD'; OPT= (DESCRIPTION = (ADDRESS_LIST = (ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = 192.6.1.5)(PORT = 1521)) ) ...
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What is the significance of a semicolon at the end of SQL*Plus commands?

Some statements like create table, insert into etc take a semicolon at the end: CREATE TABLE employees_demo ( employee_id NUMBER(6) , first_name VARCHAR2(20) , last_name ...
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How do oracle date time work?

I have following where condition in query. What the time is between T1 and T2 means it includes or excludes the boundary. Also between T1 and T1 means what?I am confused as both returns result. ...
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Oracle explain for cascading delete is wrong

My deletes in Oracle 11 are very slow. The tables are linked by foreign keys and every foreign key constraint has a delete cascade set on it. If I hit the explain button on a statement like this ...
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Create unique DB_NAME and DB_DOMAIN for an Oracle 11g instance

I am somewhat confused by these terms in the init.ora file: db_domain db_name instance_name plus the database name which is provided to the create database command. I do not completely understand ...
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Oracle build_plan_xml visualizer

Background: Please review my related question that involves SQL Server : Interpreting SQL Server's Showplan XML I now have a very nice looking Execution Plan display for SQL Server (as a result of my ...
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SQL on Mac OS X

I'm looking for something like "Oracle database express" to be used on a mac. I hope this question won't offend anyone though. I'm absolute beginner on sql. Your suggestions are most welcome.
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Gathering information to tune oracle row prefetching

I'm trying to determine a value for the number of rows an oracle client will prefetch (i.e. OCI_ATTR_PREFETCH_ROWS, exposed as setFetchSize in JDBC) that will minimize the number of server round trips ...
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Product of n Rows

From this data (assuming the number of rows is not known in advance): with q1 as (select mod(ora_hash(level),5) c1 from dual connect by level <=4) select * from q1; /* C1 -- 2 1 4 1 */ I ...
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Does an IOT guarantee order in a select?

We need to add a priority column to a table that gets hit about 250 times a second, approx 170 selects, 125 inserts and 60 updates. The column will be a simple number(1). The priority does not matter ...
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Oracle: UTL_RAW.BIT_OR(2,1) gives me 2 instead of 3. Why?

Why am I getting 2 instead of 3 when I perform BIT_OR(2,1)? SELECT UTL_RAW.CAST_TO_NUMBER ( --> decimal: 3? nope, 2 UTL_RAW.BIT_OR( --> binary: 11? ...
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Is (and if how) it possible in Oracle to “insert into <table> values <rowtype-variable>” if <table> has virtual columns

Here's a table create table tq84_virtual_test_without ( col_1 number, col_2 number, col_3 number, col_4 number, col_5 number ); with the rule that col_5's value is the sum of the other ...
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Oracle ash report

Recently, i have been handed over with an ash report from DBA. To me this report is like french. I have no idea what it is about and what all is written in this report. Can someone please guide me in ...
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Overhead of DBMS_Profiler

If I use DBMS_Profiler to profile a long running (5 hour) PL/SQL script, how much longer should I expect the script to run with profiling? I realize this will be dependent on what the script is ...
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Oracle Stopping - Can't Login All Of A Sudden -

I'm having a problem with Oracle, it happens randomly around once in three weeks or once a month. The instance that i'm using suddenly hangs, and no logins can be established to it.It won't accept ...
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How can I delete a corrupted table space?

Problem: On an Oracle 11.2g DB; We have a corrupted TS that does not allow starting the database instance above mount state. The TS cannot be removed with standard methods (i.e., enterprise manager). ...
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Oracle block usage

I am wondering about a weird deadlock and after checking all other components I am considering it to be a INITRANS problem in Oracle 11.2. Now three questions arose: Is there some way of analyzing ...
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Isssue with Database Links converting OEM Job to DBMS_Scheduler Job

We had an OEM job that would run a PL/SQL block using a particular database users credentials. The credentials are the same for two different databases, so there was no problem for the block to use a ...