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 compare performances of two databases

There are two database servers and I want to compare their performances. Both have Windows operating system and and Oracle (10.2.0.4 and 11.0.2) database. Both are OLAP databases with 15-20 users ...
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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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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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sqlplus (Oracle XE) doesn't start on CentOS 7

I followed the steps of this document: https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E17781_01/install.112/e18802/toc.htm#XEINL121, but sqlplus doesn't start. Even if I used the command: "sqlplus /nolog". The other ...
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Permissions needed to call DBMS_DATAPUMP from within package

I am attempting to write a procedure (within a package) that calls DBMS_DATAPUMP to copy an existing schema into a different schema. The code works when executed from an anonymous block, but from a ...
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Error ORA-12560 when trying to connect Windows SQL*Plus client to Oracle 11g Linux server

I installed 11g on Centos VM on my mac.I have everything up and working on server.I have included following command I ran on cenos. $lsnrctl status LSNRCTL for Linux: Version 11.2.0.1.0 - Production ...
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ORA-00922 encountered in Oracle 11gR2 installer

I've just run the installer for Oracle 11gR2 on a Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) OS. I encountered the "ORA-00922: missing or invalid option" error at the last stage of installation when it was doing ...
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Rebuild an index while it is being referenced in Oracle

I have come across many articles on this site and on Tom Kyte's blog on the how, whys and whens of Re-building indexes. Note that this question is about whether I can rebuild when there are concurrent ...
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Changing a materialized view column's length after a change in the base table?

We changed the underlying table column size (length). So the materialized view which is built on that table throws an error now since the MV column still has the old size. This is an Oracle 11gR2 ...
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Expanding system tablespace

I need to add new data file into the system tablespace because its running out of space. Are there any precautionary measures I should consider since this is a production environment?
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Setting NLS params in logon trigger don't work in oracle 11g

We have a trigger setup so that when a specific user logs in, their NLS session parameters are modified. This used to work on Oracle 10g. We've just migrated to Oracle 11g RAC, and the session ...
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How to convert postgresql dump files to oracle dump files? [closed]

How can I convert postgresql dump files to oracle dump files? If anyone has experience in this, or knows of an open source tool I can use, please share it with me.
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Installing Oracle 11g on Ubuntu 11.10

Does anyone know to how to install Oracle 11g on Ubuntu 11.10?
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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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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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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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Foreign Key Constraint over two tables

I am trying to put the following entity-model into practice: We have a list of Payments, each Payment belongs to a certain store and is of a certain payment type (e.g. 10€ maintenance cost in ...
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How to download Oracle Database 11g release 2 for Mac OS

I have been trying to download Oracle Database 11g release 2 for mac os but in the given link by oracle I can only see Linux x86 and Linux x86-64. Is this ok to use this Linux file for installing ...
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How can I list Oracle editions granted?

In using Oracle Edition Based redefinition, I am receiving the error: ORA-38802: edition does not exist when issuing the call: DBMS_SESSION.SET_EDITION_DEFERRED("my_edition") I know the edition ...
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What is this view being used in my query?

I'm running EXPLAIN PLAN on this query: SELECT DISTINCT l.item_num, l.repl_code FROM item_w l JOIN item i ON l.item_num = i.item_num LEFT JOIN item_w r ON l.item_num = r.item_num AND l.repl_code = ...
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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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ORA-12899 when creating varchar virtual column based on numeric column

I have a table with numeric column: create table test (a number(2,0)); Next I want to create a virtual column based on column a: alter table test add (b varchar2(3) as ('A:'||to_char(a))); This ...
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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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Create Oracle ASM Disks Without Installing Oracle

I have been asked to setup workstations (VMs) for an instructor's Oracle 11g R2 Workshop. I am finding the documentation that was downloaded from the Oracle Academy site extremely underwhelming. I am ...
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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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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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Oracle 11g R2 - same query sometimes fast, sometimes slow

I have a simple update query on a table with about 100 rows in it: UPDATE RESULTS_DATA SET IMAGE_BLOB=:myBlob WHERE MEASUREMENT_INDEX=:mIndex AND BATCH_ID=:batchId AND SYSTEM_ID=:sysId ...
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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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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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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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RMAN & Archivelog Deletion Policy confusion

Never been able to fully grasp the notion of delete input/delete input all when backup up Archivelog with rman. Tied to the same issue is the configure Archivelog deletion policy to backed up X times ...
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Oracle Active Session Pool Questions

what is oracle active session pool? is it activated by default? what is the default maximum active session that there is per user?
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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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Materialized views use older dbms_job instead of scheduler?

Very new to this topic - using 11g. When I create a materialized view, a matching job (not a scheduler job) is created. But it's my understanding that dbms_job is being replaced by dbms_scheduler. ...
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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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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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Select Count of one table into another

I have one SQL statement as: SELECT ARTICLES.NEWS_ARTCL_ID, ARTICLES.NEWS_ARTCL_TTL_DES, ARTICLES.NEWS_ARTCL_CNTNT_T, ARTICLES.NEWS_ARTCL_PUB_DT, ARTICLES.NEWS_ARTCL_AUTH_NM, ...
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What will happen if I drop SYSAUX tablespace from Oracle 11G

As there are two mandatory tablespaces in Oracle SYSTEM and SYSAUX. They have mention on docs 1 " You cannot drop the SYSTEM tablespace. You can drop the SYSAUX tablespace only if you have the SYSDBA ...
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Tkprof in critical environments [closed]

Why tkprof utility is not adviced to be used in production setups? What concerns does it have?
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Calculating overlap between groups

I have a table with two columns of interest, item_id and bucket_id. There are a fixed number of values for bucket_id and I'm okay with listing them out if I need to. Each item_id can appear multiple ...
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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 11g connect overhead

Currently one of our new applications is connecting to an Oracle 11g instance over 30,000 daily (at every user request) via their application server, using the same account. (it will be significantly ...
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transactions and Oracle dblink

I have 2 dbs, let's call them writedb and readdb. Readdb has a dblink to writedb and a view to a table over that dblink. I do an update on writedb to that table which view points to and then read ...
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Connected to an idle instance; trouble creating DB

I tried to connect to my database and got Connected to an idle instance: C:\>sqlplus / as sysdba SQL*Plus: Release 11.2.0.2.0 Production on Mon Sep 22 19:07:34 2014 Copyright (c) 1982, 2010, ...
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SQL query for next occurrence of specific date

I am working on a function for our database that contains contract data. Each contract expires on a certain date, and then each contract has an expiration type that determines what happens after that ...
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Oracle 11g installation stuck at installation

I'm trying to install oracle 11g on fedora by following this tutorial but it stuck after I click Next in step 8. The screen does not go away even after several hours. There's no log file in ...
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How to migrate Oracle database to MySQL server?

Currently our application is running using Oracle 11g database. We are developing newer version of the application which runs on MySQL cluster. We need to migrate the data from Oracle database to ...
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Backing up Oracle home directory while instances are running

Can I take a backup of Oracle home directory (with cp -r) before upgrade while the instances using the home are running or is it required to shutdown instances first? Trace files/alert logs are in ...
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Is there a way to explicitely have a not-null column in a view

If I create a view in Oracle, the column definition's not null characteristic is inherited from the base table: create table tq84_t ( col_1 number, col_2 varchar2(15) not null ); create view ...