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How to clone a database from one environment to a database on another environment?

OS: RHEL DB: Oracle 11g version 11.1.0.7.0 I am trying to clone a database on one environment (environment A) to another database on a separate environment (Environment B). Environment B's database ...
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grant execute on utl_file to user in Oracle 11g XE

sqlplus connect <sys>/<pwd> grant execute on utl_file to <user> connect <user>/<pwd> DESC utl_file then i get: ORA-24372: invalid object for describe How can I access ...
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How to remove all hidden parameters from Oracle Database

How do I remove all hidden parameters from Oracle Database before upgrading? I'm using the SQL query below. So what do you recommended? SELECT name,description from SYS.V$PARAMETER WHERE name LIKE ...
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Duplicating a Database with RMAN

I would like to duplicate to the same server Oracle Database with RMAN. I've configured flash recovery area for Oracle Database. My database is using SPFILE as shown below. SQL> SELECT ...
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Duplication Oracle Database to remote host

I have two scenarios. 1 ) Let's say , I have the same file system and same SID on both nodes. I've created any directories necessary for start the duplicate database. First I used command below. ...
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Exporting schema data (tables, permisions) into another schema on same database

I want to take data from one schema schema1 and put it into schema2 this should be quite easy to do but i have searched through the oracle documentation and can't find a way to do it.
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How to purge logs by using Flashback feature in Oracle Database

I’ve configured flash recovery area for Oracle Database. My question is: how can I delete Flashback Database log?or is there any retention policy for that? 2- After I’ve enabled archive log mode and ...
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How to clean up duplicate objects in SYS/SYSTEM

I have a sql query like below to check duplicate objects in SYS/SYSTEM. select OBJECT_NAME, OBJECT_TYPE from DBA_OBJECTS where OBJECT_NAME||OBJECT_TYPE in (select OBJECT_NAME||OBJECT_TYPE from ...
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Dynamic where condition in a stored procedure

I am using Oracle 11g. I am trying to get the table data with this procedure: CREATE OR REPLACE PROCEDURE test(p_table IN varchar2) IS v_sqltxt varchar2(4000); BEGIN v_sqltxt:='select count(*) from ...
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need the most efficient way to handle unique constraint errors

I am looking for the most efficient way to solve this situation: We are an Oracle shop. I need to load data from one table to another. My source table, which contains 30 million rows, has a person ...
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How to set Proxy Settings when installing Oracle 11g on Windows 7 Ultimate Edition?

I have downloaded the file - "win32_11gR2_database_1of2.zip" from oracle site. While installing Oracle 11g, I find this window in the first place: What to do? What values should I put on the ...
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Delete shared memory segments left over by an Oracle instance

We're using Oracle Enterprise 11rR2 running on Solaris. How can I delete/remove allocated shared memory segments using ipcrm? I'm getting this error: ORA-01041: internal error. hostdef extension ...
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What must be in place to validate a XMLTYPE against a schema?

I have a procedure that generates an XMLTYPE and I want to validate it against a schema. The problem is that there seems to be a permissions issue running createSchemaBasedXML because when I run the ...
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Oracle database uses wrong parameter file

When I try to startup my Oracle database I get the following error: LRM-00109: could not open parameter file '/opt/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/db_1/dbs/initjicdbaex.ora' The /dbs directory in my ...
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impdp failing with ORA-01031: insufficient privileges

I'm trying to import a dmp file provided by our dba to my dev database. I've been able to export the contents to a SQLFILE and the contents look ok. I tried importing the schema and it kept on failing ...
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Why is a “non-single-group group function” allowed in a subselect but not on it's own?

Why does the first query not fail with the same error as the second: with w as (select 1 product_id, 10 units from dual union all select 2, 5 from dual) select sum(units) from (select product_id, ...
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file extension of the file types cdump, incident, trace

I need to know the file extension of the file types cdump, incident, trace, alert. Actually I want to create files of the above types manually using mkfile command. There are no existing files of ...
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Can't change Oracle sqlnet.ora runtime in the client program?

I am trying to setup Kerberos authentication for my Oracle database and I have a situation where I need to maintain different versions of sqlnet.ora for each kerberos user connection. My application ...
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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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List partitioning or filtering a non-partitioned table, which incurs lower cost?

Consider a list partitioned table PARTITIONED__SOURCE_TBL on column period, and non-partitioned table SOURCE_TBL also having the same columns. Assume all tables are adequately indexed. Set 1: ...
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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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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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oracle format specifiers: to_number vs to_char

SQL> select TO_NUMBER(123.56,'999.9') from dual; select TO_NUMBER(123.56,'999.9') from dual * ERROR at line 1: ORA-01722: invalid number SQL> select TO_CHAR(123.56,'999.9') ...
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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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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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What are the things need to be considered while creating tablespace?

I am creating temporary/permanent tablespace on Oracle. As I am going to create an application that is transactional there will be traffic. I bumped into concept called tablespace in oracle. What kind ...
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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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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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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-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied

I've come across the abnormal situation, and can't understand what happens. I am connecting databases using PL/SQL Developer 8.0.4.1514(I've also tried v7,but same) . Sometimes(When I am trying to ...
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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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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-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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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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Oracle 11g - Create Database fails?

I've just installed Oracle 11g and linked it to SQL Developer. I want to create a database for my django install. CREATE database 'django'; Error starting at line 1 in command: create database ...
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Can RMAN duplicate be used to “replace” an existing database?

I have an unused database B, not valuable. I'd like to make a copy of database A, but do not want to go through all the manual steps RMAN requires to set up the auxiliary database. Can I use RMAN ...
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Table Statistics Affect Index Only Query?

We have a query that was getting poor performance. The root of the problem could be reproduced using a simple query accessing only one index to retrieve one column (the indexed column) from eight ...
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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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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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How do I have Oracle ASM scan for and repair uncorrectable ECC errors (bad sectors)?

I'm running Oracle ASM (11gR2) with normal redundancy on SATA disks (WD Raptors). This is on a physical standby database, if it matters. Occasionally, disk sectors develop read errors (ECC failures). ...
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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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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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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 ...