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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Why does my query run faster after I force full table scan?

I have a MERGE statement that took forever to execute the select as the table it is running from (SUB_DATA) is rather big (read 1.4 Tb, 700 million rows). My SELECT looks like this. SELECT ...
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Why Is oracle ignoring my index?

This query is not too complex: select trunc(created_date, 'MONTH') as created_date, al.op_name, al.region, al.alarm_type, COUNT(1) as total_new, SUM( (SELECT ...
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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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understanding ORA-01792 maximum number of columns in a table or view is 1000

We've recently migrated a server from Oracle 11 to Oracle 12c and ran into a few annoying issues. One of them is that a few a reports give the following error: ORA-01792: maximum number of columns ...
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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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Connecting to SQL Server using Oracle SQL Developer

I am using oracle sql developer to manage my oracle database. I recently added third party database jdbc drivers to be able to connect to my new MySQL and SQL Server installations. I need help with ...
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Does a DDL in Oracle affect other transactions?

I understand that DDL statements in Oracle have an implicit commit before and after the statement, which obviously affects the current transaction. However, does a DDL statement in any way affect ...
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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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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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Can you have multiple Oracle ACL files?

I have an application which needs to send emails through Oracle triggers. I understand that in Oracle 11g you must have an ACL file to grant certain schemas access to the network. My plan was to ...
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Recover database until cancel without prompt?

The statement: RECOVER DATABASE UNTIL CANCEL prompts once to select the archive log file. Is there a way to pre specify the value so as to be able to use it in a script without prompt? I have ...
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Oracle symmetrical one-way replication for cheap HA: unfashionable or technically unfeasible?

We have two smallish unrelated databases on two big Oracle Enterprise servers. Instead of buying more licenses and servers for high-availability replicas, can we replicate database B to server A and ...
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How do I grant execute permission to an Oracle database user?

I'm trying to call a Java function from Oracle database that does the following: Process p = Runtime.getRuntime().exec("..."); When I try to run it, I get the following error: ORA-29532: Java call ...
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Oracle: UTL_RAW.BIT_OR(2,1) gives me 2 instead of 3. Why?

Why am I getting 2 instead of 3 when I perform BIT_OR(2,1)? SELECT UTL_RAW.CAST_TO_NUMBER ( --> decimal: 3? nope, 2 UTL_RAW.BIT_OR( --> binary: 11? ...
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Oracle ash report

Recently, i have been handed over with an ash report from DBA. To me this report is like french. I have no idea what it is about and what all is written in this report. Can someone please guide me in ...
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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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du of directories in a diskgroup in Oracle ASM

In Linux, you could run the below on a directory to find the size of each sub-directory: du -sh * When you're in asmcmdin the +FRA disk group for example, how can I retrieve the size of each ...
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Cannot remotely connect to oracle express

I have installed Oracle Express in a oracle-6.5-x64 virtual machine (let's called it host). The installation went fine, I am able to connect and run commands using SQLPlus from the host. Now I'm ...
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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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Oracle DBCA utility: “Listener is not up or database service is not registered with it”

I'm a software engineer with some experience on SQL Server but a newbie on Oracle. I'm attempting to run dbca on a remote linux machine to reconfigure a database that was initially configured to idle ...
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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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Oracle Patch Level Differences (Oracle Enterprise Manager and DBA_REGISTRY_HISTORY)

There is a difference in the patch level that I am seeing on my Oracle database. On the Oracle Enterprise Manager, it shows that it is patched up to .7 but on DBA_REGISTRY_HISTORY it does not show any ...
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In Oracle what is the difference between STDEV and STDEV_SAMP functions?

We have a query that should return NULL when doing standard deviations in groups that have only 1 row. The normal STDDEV function returns zero. However I found another function called STDDEV_SAMP ...
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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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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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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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How to grant permissions for User defined type in Oracle

This is probably easy but i can't seem to figure it out. I created my user-defined type as CO_ADMIN. However, the application using the type runs using GS_USER database account. I have granted ...