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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how to verify that next sequence value can be used as a new primary key

I have many tables with a trigger attached like this BEFORE INSERT ON BRULES ...snip... if inserting and :new.ID is NULL then SELECT BRULES_SEQ.nextval into :new.ID FROM DUAL; end if; Due to ...
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Repartition Primary Key Index online in Oracle

I have an 24x7 OLTP (11gR2) application that endures heavy inserts on particular tables, traffic has increased to the point where we are getting heavy index contention. We use sequences for the ...
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Oracle DB hanging after upgrade to 11.2.0.3

The database is hanging randomly (with some leniency I would say almost each hour). Top session is: select privilege# from sysauth$ where (grantee#=:1 or grantee#=1) and privilege#>0 or select ...
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Oracle 11gR2 - Limits on Materialised View replication between databases

We are about to deploy a 3rd party product running on Oracle 11gR2. The product allows very generic text searches. We'd like to mitigate the performance impact of the searches. Our current design is ...
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Installing 10g client next to 11g database on same computer

I have Oracle 11.2.0.1.0 installed on Windows 7 64 bit I want to import data from warehouse which has Oracle 10.2.0.4.0 installed. When I try to import impdp usr/pass@WAREHOUSE TABLES=TABLE ...
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Virtual Column - Using it in view (Oracle)

I have made a virtual column in Oracle, using the following code. CREATE OR REPLACE function email_address (ID_ varchar2) return varchar2 deterministic as lname varchar2 (256); snumber varchar2 ...
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Differing results from gv$session

The following query returns no results, yet it seems like it should. SELECT * FROM gv$session where SID = SYS_CONTEXT('USERENV','SID'); In my 11.2.0.2 Standard Edition RAC environment the above ...
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Oracle 10g express database link to Oracle 8i

I upgraded a 9i install to 11g with only one problem. Database links between 11g and our legacy 8i database are no longer supported. I have to transfer data from 11g to 8i two or three times a day ...
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Decision tables in the database: a valid solution?

I have to extend a .Net 4/C# case management application that uses Oracle 11g to handle legal cases. I have minimal budget, my experience with Oracle and a very junior C# developer to accomplish ...
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how to move a oracle datafile to another location [closed]

It was different if database is archivemode or not, There are two ways are posted below http://ozcan-yildirim.blogspot.com/2011/11/oracle-veritabaninda-datafile-nasil.html#more or ...
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How do I sync instance A to instance B without losing any of the data already on instance B?

Like I said in a comment below, I'm no DBA and I'm still in a learning process. Here's my scenario : I have an Oracle server running a couple schemas (let' call it Source). What I would like to do ...
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SQL*Loader-605: Non-data dependent ORACLE error occurred

As I try to load data into Oracle, I've encountered SQL*Loader-605: Non-data dependent ORACLE error occurred error. Data is (are?) in .txt file and its size is 95GB. Here are some more details ...
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How to configure so the Oracle wallet password can be authenticated with a web based Oracle application?

Does anyone know how to configure it so that the Oracle wallet password can be authenticated with a web based Oracle application? I’m trying to make secure LDAP connections with an Oracle web based ...
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How to connect to a local server in Oracle SQL Developer like SQL*Plus with no TNSlistener?

How can I use SQL Developer to connect to a local Oracle 11g server? I didn't enable TNS Listener, but SQL*Plus works well. @update1: I copied all *.jars from ...
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Oracle bitand inconsistent behaviour

I'm working on a legacy database using bitmaps for searching. I'm using the bitand function to find bitmaps that match a given bitmask but I'm getting the wrong results: the bitand between two numbers ...
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schema shows through standard client connection but not through ODBC connection?

Hoping you can help! The Gist When I log into an Oracle 11g DB using SQL Developer or DBVisualizer, I can see schemas and execute queries against them. However, when I use the same credentials to ...
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Best methods for ingesting XML into Oracle 11gR2

I have a large Oracle 11g Instance. I now have a requirement to convert large amounts of XML into records in several related tables. The xml will arrive frequently at irregular intervals. The ...
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How do I create a database+tablespace+user in Oracle 11gR2?

Good evening, I'm trying to figure out how to create a database+tablespace+user in Oracle 11g. I've tried some tutorials, but nothing seems to work. I cannot find Database Configuration Assistant ...
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Does an Oracle nvarchar2 take twice as much space as varchar2?

Regarding point 4 of this question (which is in reference to MS SQL Server): VARCHAR does not store Unicode characters. NVARCHAR does store Unicode characters. Today's applications should ...
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getting error installing oracle 11gR2: cannot access node

I'm installing Oracle 11.2 on dedicated hosted server (centOS 5.5). I've gone through the Oracle Quick Installation guide diligently. I believe I've set everything up correctly, although I'm not a DBA ...
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Materialized views master table

New to this topic - in my current environment we are not doing any replication but we use materialized views frequently in order to achieve performance gains on complex views that are in turn used by ...
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Oracle Advanced Queuing LIFO

With Oracle's Advanced Queuing is there a way to dequeue messages in a LIFO (last in first out) order? There is an indication through a lack of information that this is not an option, but perhaps ...
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How to display a number with fixed number of digits before the decimal?

I am looking for result 0123.56 and the following query should have worked. SQL> select to_number(123.56,'0999.99') from dual; select to_number(123.56,'0999.99') from dual * ERROR ...
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Which picture does the ORA-01830 error message refer to?

ORA-01830: date format picture ends before converting entire input string About the error message. I am confused. Which picture is the error message talking about? All I provided was a date.
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What are the 'free to use' workload generators available for Oracle? [closed]

A couple that I know about are http://www.dominicgiles.com/swingbench.html and http://hammerora.sourceforge.net/ Are there any others? I am looking for tools what can generate random workload ...
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Help with Query Tuning

EDIT - drachenstern: see this question for more information on this problem and on the source of his query below: Group data by non-unique keys by distinct time range Can someone please advise ...
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SGA_MAX_SIZE and SGA_TARGET

We recently increased sga_max_size to 4g from 2g but didnt increase sga_target, is it ok not to increase sga_target?? reason we wanted to increase sga is to reduce wait time on sequential reads in our ...
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What all are the recoverable points of failure in an Oracle database?

I am testing a product against an Oracle database for failure scenarios. The product talks to Oracle through a session and maintains a few tables. I want to make sure that whenever Oracle recovers ...
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Why in Oracle 11gR2 I can't drop the materialized view with the same user that created it?

I created a materialized view with the DI_TEST_AL user, let's name it MY_MVIEW. It appears in the USER_OBJECTS table as MATERIALIZED VIEW, I try to drop it, I get a success message, but the object is ...
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Piplelined Result Set over Database Link Alternatives

Since a pipelined result set cannot be returned over a database link (see MOS note 560743.1), what workarounds/alternatives are there. I can think of a few, but I'd rather not lead the question. I ...
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Determine Index Compression Candidates Online

By doing the following I can determine if an index will benefit from compression and how many columns should be included in the compression: ANALYZE INDEX Owner.IndexName VALIDATE STRUCTURE OFFLINE; ...
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What does WE8DEC mean?

It is one of the commonly used character sets. What does it stand for? Is it an acronym for something?
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Why can't we specify group functions in Oracle in the where clause?

SQL> desc tab1 Name Null? Type ----------------------------------------- -------- ---------------------------- ID ...
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LNNVL Justification

LNNVL is an oracle built in function that returns TRUE for conditions evaluating to FALSE or UNKNOWN, and returns FALSE for conditions evaluating to TRUE. My question is what would be the benefit of ...
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DROP PARTITION strategy using LIST-REF composite partitioning

We have a large Oracle 11gR2 instance with some tables that have recently become an annoyance when deleting data. This database powers a large optimization cluster that takes input metadata from the ...
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Unable to create a tablespace, unusual error

I'm having difficulty creating tablespaces with Oracle 11gR2 on a fiber attached disk array. Permissions are correct and there is ample space available. I can create tablespaces on other mounts that ...
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Recover Oracle database after drive loss Interview Question

How would you answer this as an interview question? The database crashed and you lost a drive containing one of your control files and another drive containing an entire redo log group. You ...
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DBMS_Resource_Manager.Calibrate_IO Usage

DBMS_Resource_Manager has a procedure called Calibrate_IO with a Physical Disks input parameter. The documentation says this value should be set to the... Approximate number of physical disks in ...
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How to create a user with a particular user_id?

Is it possible to specify the user_id of a user while creating it? SQL> create user user1 identified by user1; User created. SQL> select user_id, username from all_users where ...
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Oracle query against SQL Server database giving inconsistent results

We have multiple Oracle 11.2.0.2 databases with og4odbc database links to a SQL Server 2008 database. A particular table in the SQL Server database has two Varchar(36) columns. The following ...
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Why am I not seeing any benefits of parallel execution when parallel clause is used?

I have these two methods of creating a table and populating with rows. The first one uses a parallel (degree 3) clause, so I expected the inserts to be much faster. But I timed the time taken for a) ...
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What does 'nls' in nls_date_format stand for?

For example: alter session set nls_date_format = 'DD-MON-YYYY hh24:mi:ss'; changes the date format for the session. What is nls here?
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How to differentiate between SQL and PL/SQL?

I know the question might sound too stupid, but I never understood this part. SQL*Plus works with both SQL and PL/SQL. How do I know whether some code is SQL or PL/SQL? If my code has a for ...
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Where all can the /*+ PARALLEL */ hint be used?

It works with SELECT and UPDATE statements. Are there some more statements with which it works? I was able to use it with create, but am not sure if the hint was actually considered. SQL> create ...
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In Oracle, how to globally enable parallel execution?

In Oracle 11g, is there a way to tell the database to use parallel execution whenever possible by setting a flag etc, rather than using PARALLEL hints with every SQL statement?
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Why is OS authentication considered poor security for Oracle databases?

Oracle is deprecating OS authentication according to the Oracle Database Security Guide, which says Be aware that the REMOTE_OS_AUTHENT parameter was deprecated in Oracle Database 11g Release ...
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Detect Index Coalesce

Is there a way to know if a COALESCE has been done on an index? Doing one doesn't seem to update the CREATED, LAST_DDL_TIME, or LAST_ANALYZED attributes. Note: I am not referring to the COALESCE ...
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Case Behavior Changed Between 11.2.0.1 and 11.2.0.2

I have a case open with Oracle and they say they can't reproduce this. Running the following in 11.2.0.1 or lower produces two rows from both of these queries, but in 11.2.0.2 the second query ...
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Identify which parameters were passed to a procedure (Oracle)

Procedures in PL/SQL can have default values for parameters, but the caller can pass values that are identical to the default values. Is there a way from within the PL/SQL to determine whether a ...