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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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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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Optimal value for LOG_BUFFER parameter

The wait event “log buffer space” according to the documentation can indicate that the log buffer is too small or the I/O is slow. We have a system seeing this event in which the redo buffer ...
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Archive Logs filling up Flash Recovery Area (FRA) space

I got hired to fill a position of DBA that I wasn't quite ready to fill, and while the training is getting me there, I am running close to a potential issue. My oracle 11g database's Flash Recovery ...
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TNS-12541 Error

I have grid installed in my pc but the problem is LISTENER does not start automatically. I have to start listener manually and then only LISTENER get started. But before starting listener if you check ...
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Oracle Automatic Memory Management - SGA_MAX_SIZE

When using Automatic Memory Management, what value should SGA_MAX_SIZE be? Should it be 0? These are my current settings, and I'm unsure whether to leave SGA_MAX_SIZE or set it to 0. ...
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How to determine Oracle LOB storage footprint?

With SECUREFILE storage I can specify whether I want compression (and the level of it) and deduplication, and it's all a trade-off between time and space. Timing is fairly easy to profile but what's ...
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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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Network design considerations for Oracle Database Appliance

With the introduction of Oracle Engineered Systems the DBA is moved somewhat closer to infrastructure design decisions, and expected to at least have some opinions of the network design requirements ...
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Multicolumn extended statistiscs, NLS_SORT and NLS_COMP, CHAR columns, and the bane of my existance

This is as a result of this question. So I'm working with a query that looks like this: select count(*) from table1 where col1 = 123 and col2 = '1'; The problem is this: col2 is defined as a ...
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How can I view what NLS settings are active for other session?

I've got another session that I suspect isn't running with the 'proper' NLS settings for us in Oracle 11gR2. What can I query to show the NLS settings for a different active session - all of the NLS_*...
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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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Thoughts about Oracle backup procedure for 11.2 (beginner question)

Two days ago we "found out" that our old, not taken care of, horribly neglected, Oracle DB server was extremely important to our business. The only person who knew anything about this server was ...
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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 ...
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How to generate an SQL file with DBMS_DATAPUMP

I am trying to generate an SQL file with the DBMS_DATAPUMP api. This tasks is specifically adressed in Oracle support Note 1519981.1 (How To Generate A SQL File Using The DBMS_DATAPUMP API). When I ...
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Compare two Oracle database roles

I'm trying to re-engineer my corporates user managament and want to compare all the roles with each other to find duplicate ones. Doing it by hand is really tiring and I need to compare like 150 roles....
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How to I interleave logs from two different Oracle tables?

I have two log tables, which are populated from two different PL/SQL packages. It's often useful to keep the data separate, but sometimes I'd like to "interleave" the two tables so I can see what's ...
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BLOBs storage in a dedicated table

I have a database that has several BLOB columns scattered across multiple tables. Since I am a developer and am looking at making application code writing easier, I wanted to turn these columns into ...
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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: 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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sql error on script execution. try deleting repository before creating repository

I want to migrate my mysql databse to oracle. I have followed the migration demo from this url http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/migration/connect-step-mysql-1946352.html but I got this ...
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Why can't I drop this Oracle datafile - even though it seems empty?

This system is Oracle 11.2.0.3.0, using ASM. We had an issue where there seemed to be a corruption issue of some kind - every time a row tried to get inserted into the table, we'd get the following: ...
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Is it safe to delete dummy tables Oracle 11g XE

i created a database schema in 11g express edition, however there are some APEX tables and some dummy data... Is it safe to delete them? also i would like to know what does apex means and why they ...
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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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Why can't we specify group functions in Oracle in the where clause?

SQL> desc tab1 Name Null? Type ----------------------------------------- -------- ---------------------------- ID ...
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Environment Varible PATH exceeding recommended length solution?

I am attempting to install Oracle Database 11g on a Windows 7 64x laptop. I get all the way to step 5 of 8 and I get a fail on Environment variable path "exceeds recommended length"... I have ...
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How to automate Oracle DB installation (like a 'hands-free' install)?

I installed the Oracle 11g2 'standard' edition using the following zip-files: linux.x64_11gR2_database_1of2.zip linux.x64_11gR2_database_2of2.zip I used the installation guide by Oracle which I ...
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How make convincing case to DBA to use Oracle external tables for 500 MB to 5 GB files?

In our data feeds, we have a stack of XML files as well as numerous flat files to put into an Oracle11g database. We flatten the XML into delimited files, and load the whole set using SQLLoader. I ...
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Granting privileges to dbms_crypto

I'm trying to grant proper privileges for using DBMS_CRYPTO. Whenever I call it from package it gives me error: PLS-00201: identifier 'DBMS_CRYPTO' must be declared User already has privileges: ...
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Using Oracle client to connect to remote database

Although I can do a telnet to remote oracle port I am unable to connect. I have a following tnsname.ora connecting to oracle database using sql plus: remoteOracle = (DESCRIPTION = (ADDRESS_LIST ...
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How to combine `delete` and `insert` operations in one statement?

for the following data, I'd like to be able to delete some rows and insert others giving the result below. Is this possible with a single statement (eg with the merge statement)? create table product(...
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What's the most cost effective or cheapest way for high availabity on Oracle Standard Edition One?

We are currently using Oracle Standard Edition One running on two physical database server. If I wanted to get higher availability, what's the most cost effective way or cheapest way to achieve this? ...
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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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Pivoting data for stacked charts (grouping and creating new columns for each distinct value)?

I have something that looks like this (SQL Fiddle here): Date Location Value 1/1/2012 Baltimore 36 1/1/2012 Houston 36 1/1/2012 Chicago 55 2/1/2012 Baltimore 49 2/1/...
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SHA-256 hashing in oracle 11g

How can i encrypt or hash a password inside a trigger using sha-256 so that i can store the hashed value in another table using that trigger? Also how can I decrypt it??
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Index on foreign key makes query extremely slow

We are recently experiencing a tremendous query slowdown with spilled over temp tablespace. A specific query causes this problem. The queried table (table3) has an indexed PK, three FK with indexes ...
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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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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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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 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 username='USER1'...
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Database not able to startup showing control file is inconsistent with another

Our windows server 2008 R2 is shutdown due to power failure. When I am trying to startup Oracle 11g database its shows an error. SQL> startup ORA-01081: cannot start already-running ORACLE - shut ...
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How to connect multiple users/schemas in Oracle 11g?

I'm almost new user to databases, so I think I'm doing something wrong. I have the database created. I created 3 users, 1 it's an Admin, 2 are just users. I created 2 roles, 1 for the Admin and 2 ...
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How far should bind variables go in Oracle?

I am currently examining all database users's SQL code in our department for not using bind variables. We do experience an ORA-04031 error within a constant period of time. Now, I have a quite firm ...
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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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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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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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Global command to destroy all disconnected data files in Oracle 11g

Is there a global command to delete/purge all disconnected .bdf files in an Oracle 11g R2 database? Here is the scenario: Every user-defined user and user-defined tablespace was deleted from an ...
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Putting the database in backup mode before making file system changes

We are planning to make a small change in the Linux file system. To be on the safe side, I thought I would take a SAN-level snapshot of all the drives beforehand. I was thinking I should put the ...
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Why does the CBO eliminate `distinct` and not `group by` in this query?

The CBO chooses to eliminate the distinct in the 'slow' query - presumably it can tell that the operation isn't needed because of the outer group by. My questions are: 1) Why does it choose to do so ...
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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). ...