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Nested table as condition prevents using index

The following query joining a subquery does a TABLE ACCESS FULL when the master-table uses nested table as condition. When the condition is a simple =, the same query does an INDEX RANGE SCAN as ...
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How can I select rows from a hierarchical query with the lowest level?

I have a hierarchical query in Oracle 11gR2 that returns something like this: Parent (Level 1) Child (Level 2) Grandchild (Level 3) Child (Level 2) Grandchild (Level 3) Grandchild (Level 3) ...
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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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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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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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Periodic Oracle restarts…intentionally

Taking on a new dba role for an Oracle 11gR2 2 node RAC, I've been told that about 9 times a year, in schedule with other software releases, we intentionally shutdown and restart the database. It ...
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How to store single result in variable and reuse it in a query (Oracle)?

I have a query like SELECT id FROM xyz WHERE ...; which has a more or less complex WHERE clause and returns exactly one row with one column (ID). I need this ID for several later queries in a ...
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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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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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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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Oracle11.2g post-installation problem on Oracle Linux kernel

[question copied from stackoverflow] After installation of Oracle 11.2g in silent mode on the Oracle Linux kernel, I have the following error: [u01/app/oracle/product/11/bin] $ sqlplus sqlplus ...
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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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loss of all redologs scenario

I'm having this question regarding a restore scenario in RMAN: A database is running in Archivelog mode. Full RMAN hot backups are taken, redologs are backed up with RMAN to tape. The application ...
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Re-import packages in Oracle

I'm aware of options to re-import data to tables using table_exists_action and can give options like skip,append or replace for the data. But is there an option to re-import packages (re-create) into ...
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Oracle Data Pump Import with running advanced replication

In our system we have a running advanced replication between two databases(11g release 2) and want to use pump import to import a backup on one site. However the imported data is not replicated to the ...
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Why is add timestamp column with default not null so slow in Oracle 11g?

In Oracle I need to add a new column with type timestamp with time zone to a large table (80 million rows). I cannot have more than 30 - 60 seconds of downtime when I run it in production. This ...
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connection issue / Oracle Express 11g in windows7 32bit

I have an issue with Oracle Express 11g in windows7 32bit. Everytime when I try to conncet to the database I get this error message. How can I fix it please!
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Oracle Datapump: modify fully qualified objects when cloning a schema

I am confronted with a problem for which I have not found an elegant solution: I need to clone a schema within the same database, so I use datapump's remap_schema import parameter. The problem is ...
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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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INDEX on a table where I'm only filtering on a row_number()

I've got the following table (scaled down to a MWE): Fiddle here. CREATE TABLE weekly ( yearnum int, weeknum int, location varchar2(5), weekly_count int, weekly_sum int); INSERT INTO weekly ...
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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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Is there a way to allow a proxy connection to use passed authentication in a public database link?

I think the answer to this is no, but I could be wrong. If nothing else it might be nice for others to be aware of this limitation of proxy connections.
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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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Fast restore of dropped partitions

I want to test the restore of erroneously dropped partitions of a subpartitioned table. This restore would consist of three steps: restore the database (or at least the necessary tablespaces) to the ...
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FileWatcher Troubleshooting Options

I have setup a Credential/Procedure/Program/File Watcher/Job to monitor a folder for new files, but it is not working. I am trying to figure out what I can check to troubleshoot why this isn't ...
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How do I identify the remote db agent name to use in create_database_destination on Oracle 11gR2?

I am trying to setup DBMS_SCHEDULER in Oracle 11g to run a remote database job. I have a remote Oracle 11g R2 database on unix and a local one on Windows. I read that you can install the oracle ...
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Oracle high Paging Faults

What are the reasons that lead to terrible high Paging faults. The following is the topas information and background about the Environment. OS: AIX 6.1 Softwares: Oracle 11gR2 Paging Space:30720 ...
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Add an additional listener to Oracle Database Appliance

After deployment of Oracle Database Appliance with OAK 2.3.0 the standard listeners are configured for the public network on bond0. That includes SCAN listeners and one VIP listener per node. This ...
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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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Oracle imp crashes without error

I have Oracle 10g XE database locally. I export schema with something like exp %USER%/%PASSWD%@XE statistics=NONE owner=%USER% file=dump.dmp Exp is 10.2.0.1.0 version - so is the DB. Than I take ...
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Increase Oracle buffer cache gets slower

So we're contemplating increasing our Oracle 11gR2 buffer cache. They said they tried it in the past and things appeared to get worse - so they undid the change. They, however, have no idea why ...
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Where can I find a syntax reference for Oracle SQL Developer's “Generate DB Doc” function?

Oracle SQL Developer (I'm using v3.2) has a feature called "DB Doc", which generates documentation for database objects. I mostly want to use it to generate documentation for my stored procedures, ...
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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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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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How does a database use the SYS schema even when we change the password?

From the thread What is the difference between sys and system accounts in Oracle databases?, I understand that sys schema is supposed to be used only by the database. But still an administrator can ...
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Flashback feature in Oracle 11g?

I am using Oracle 11gR1. As a part of a project, I have to execute multiple update statements by disabling a few constraints (triggers and check constraints) which could result in a corrupted ...
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Installing Oracle 11g XE on Ubuntu 12.04

I have spent the last 6 hours trying to install Oracle 11g on Ubuntu. Obviously, I'm not the only one who has struggled with this, as there is a lot of (often misleading) "documentation" online on how ...
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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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Can I exchange partition between two table with partition with same name?

I am trying to restore one partition from a backup table. Both tables have partitions with the same name. My goal is to grab the data from the backup table partition x and put it in original table ...
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Storing file into oracle db

I'm developing a java web-app for the acquisition of contracts, and that have to receive some file from an external system. For each new contract i recieve some information about the new customer and ...
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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 start database with incorrect password

I have a question regarding starting oracle database with in correct sys password. I have provided incorrect password for sys user and I am still able to start database and execute statements. So ...
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Does RMAN in Oracle only copy the archive logs? What happens to the active redo log in case of failure?

If RMAN copy copies the archived redo logs when they are full, what happens to the current redo log in the event of a failure (hardware failure, etc.)? Isn't there always an active redo log that is ...
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Dynamic Oracle Pivot_In_Clause

I'm kinda stuck. I want to do a user-role-relationship pivot table and my query so far looks like this: WITH PIVOT_DATA AS ( SELECT * FROM ( SELECT USERNAME, GRANTED_ROLE ...
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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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Comparing date and timestamp variables in a where clause in a procedure

I have a variable in an Oracle stored procedure of DATE type (from user interface), and another of TIMESTAMP type (database is more precise than what the user would enter in the code that is executing ...
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Oracle hint failure

When I run the PL/SQL block after the CREATE statement, I receive the duplicate key error I would expect if I did not add the hint. Any ideas to why the hint does not work? CREATE TABLE Sandbox.Clue ...
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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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oracle blocking sessions

I am trying to investigate some concurrency issues on Oracle 11 RAC. So far the most helpful tool I have is "blocking sessions" view of the Enterprise Manager, which tells me which query is blocking ...