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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Factoring out subselect (with clause) ends in ORA-00904

I am trying fo factor a repetitive subquery with with but getting ORA-00904 over and over again. This is my base query which works quite well: select tka.id, tka.name, txt.text as langname, ...
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How to handle big data update based on excel spreadsheet

Scenario Select-based data is exported from DB to Excel spreadsheets. Some manual work is done on the excel files (filling missing data). Changed data from excel files is updated back to DB. ...
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How high can I set undo retention on Oracle 11gR2

Is it viable to set a very high undo retention, as to allow flashback queries several weeks back in time? Naturally, enough space must be available in the undo tablespaces to contain the amount of ...
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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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Oracle static lookup table

What is the best approach (or what options am I not aware of) to creating a static table or view where the data rarely, if ever, changes? An example use-case is a list of US states, where my ...
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What is the meaning of “sga_max_size= # internally adjusted”

I used following command to get backup of my spfile. CREATE PFILE='c:/test_init.ora' FROM MEMORY; it has following lines related to memory. memory_max_target=12G memory_target=8G ...
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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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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 find out the “redo log file max size” in Oracle 11R2

I'm working with Oracle 11R2 and I want to see the max size of my redo log files (I didn't install Oracle so I'm not aware of the configuration). I have searched the Internet but all I have found ...
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Sum values from two tables ORACLE

I want to use two values, in two different tables, to be used as a total in a third table. For instance: table accommodation and flight Add value from acc_price with value from flight_price Add ...
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Can install a test machine with Oracle 11G R2, not express edition, on a VirtualBox?

Im starting like a Oracle DBA, and I want play with the database and your administration task in a test enviroment. I have a macbook pro i5, and had thought install on it oracle under virtual box ...
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Unit of COST in an Oracle execution plan

Is there a unit for cost in an Oracle execution plan? I mean if the cost of an operation is 50 then can I map this number to CPU cycles or utilisation percentage? What does this number stand for? Is ...
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Redundant transpose. Case is not enough to solve my problem

I have db problem in transposing rows to columns. I am half way through the result but getting redundant data. My table: EMP_ID EMP_NAME SAL_PAID 01 ABC JAN 01 ABC FEB 01 ...
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oracle tablespace extending

While under massive write (insert and create table as) load, when Oracle RAC needs to extend tablespace, all write activity gets blocked for however long it takes it to finish extending (tens of ...
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INDEX Creation Advice Oracle

I have a table that has time data of 2 billion records obtained from the clients. The data has two main columns, date and entity_id. The attributes date, and entity_id would make a unique pair. ...
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Verify if I can use a given directory

Admin creates an Oracle directory: CREATE OR REPLACE DIRECTORY EXAMPLE AS '\\server\share\test'; GRANT READ, WRITE ON DIRECTORY EXAMPLE TO JOHN; Admin can test whether the directory exists: SELECT ...
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Oracle Client vs Oracle Instant Client on Linux!

to have the following setup on a Linux box: SQLPlus client library (oci.dll)!!!! ORACLE_HOME is set for users is Oracle Instant Client enough or I need to have the Oracle Client installed on the ...
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Does trigger “see” all changes done in the transaction it was fired from?

Let me elaborate on the title. Suppose we have two tables, t1 and t2. t2 has a trigger t2_trgon it. Same transaction inserts/updates data in t1, then does insert/update in t2. t2_trg is fired and ...
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Stop NLS settings in init.ora getting overridden by environment variable

We have a databases server that is used for development which has hundreds of database instances for different branches/builds of our application. And we needed an special instance that has ...
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Remove ORA-01100:DATABASE ALREADY MOUNTED

I am using Oracle 11g and there is a database create during installation name "xyz" and user "xyz".Now i created a user 'abc' and gave following permission to abc. "CREATE SESSION, ALTER SESSION, ...
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Oracle result cache behaviour

Oracle by default caching the query results and function results(Buffer cache). I have noticed this with AutoTrace utility, where the physical reads are huge on first execution, but from next ...
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Oracle 11g database structural change doesn't autobackup controlfile/spfile

I have configured controlfile autobackup: CONFIGURE CONTROLFILE AUTOBACKUP ON; CONFIGURE CONTROLFILE AUTOBACKUP FORMAT FOR DEVICE TYPE DISK TO '/u02/backup/%F'; Then added a test tablesapce into ...
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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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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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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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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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Strange behaviour of a query with order by and rownum on Oracle's Exadata server

I am executing the following query on two different database servers: SELECT start_date, end_date, resort_id FROM employee_activity WHERE employee_id = 27 AND start_date < ...
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Count events on “user based” sliding window

So, if I wanted to know how many events a certain user bought in certain timeframe windows. I will use 7 for the example, but the query should accept this number of days as a parameter, which will be ...
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Change a partitioned global non-unique index that is the primary key to a non-partitioned unique index

One of the largest tables in our system has its primary key setup as a globally ranged partitioned (in huge, useless, multi-billion value ranges) non-unique index. Its values are just a sequence ...
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Why Oracle 11g installs in folder C:\app\<name_of_user>

Just curious, now Oracle 11g installs by default in folder C:\app\ Why? Before, Oracle was installed by default in folder C:\oracle... Why now is created "app" folder?
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How to make stored procedure with outputs OUT sys_refcursor, OUT varchar2, and OUT number, then use in c#.net app

What is the syntax for a stored procedure that outputs a refcursor, a varchar2, and a number? I would like to output all three in the result, for the purpose of displaying count, and a message which ...
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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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Oracle backup with RMAN Options?

I'm trying to learn RMAN but getting confused everytime I read Oracle docs! Can someone help me what are the differences and when to use the following? BACKUP DATABASE PLUS ARCHIVELOG DELETE INPUT ...
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Error calling stored procedure from trigger in Oracle Database 11g

I'm trying to create a trigger that calls some Java code whenever a table is inserted/updated. I'm aware of possible performance issues, I don't need advice that I should not do this; I just need to ...
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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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Where all can the /*+ PARALLEL */ hint be used?

It works with SELECT and UPDATE statements. Are there some more statements with which it works? I was able to use it with create, but am not sure if the hint was actually considered. SQL> create ...
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Will enabling row movements on list-partitioned table cause performance problems(oracle 11g r2)

Our incident management system has run for years, and the large quantity of closed incident tickets makes the table rather huge and slows down the search queries. Our database version is oracle 11g ...
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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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Oracle error 12154 while importing DMP file

My Setup I'm running Windows 7 64-bit, using Oracle DB 11g R2 for Windows 64-bit. I have Oracle SQL Developer Release 3.0 (4.0.2.15.21) as the GUI for my database. Question I followed the ...
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Oracle Patching & Database Upgrade - Which Order

I have an Oracle instance running 11.2.0.2.0: SQL> select * from v$version; BANNER -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Oracle Database 11g Release ...
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ORA-02070: database does not support antijoin in this context

I don't think this is even a question, but in case someone has seen something like this before or has any thoughts besides 'file a bug with Oracle' (which I'm doing), I'd love to hear it. create ...
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Inner Join Performance

This is my first question on this forum, so be patient... My question is about the most efficient way to build a query on the following table: create table OpenTrades( AccountNumber number, ...
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Object changed during datapump

If some object is being changed when data pump is run how will that object go into datapump file?
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Oracle 11gR2 + RedHat 6.5 cannot start sqlplus

I cannot start sqlplus I've read everything I found, tried everything and still I am getting "command not found" I have a user oracle, I did export ORACLE_HOME=/u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/db_1 ...
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Field Level Auditing in Oracle 11g R2

I want to enable auditing on some column in a table. I have tested the SYS, Schema and Table level auditing. Guide me or refer me some document to enable auditing on column level.
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Is it possible to query value of SQLNET.EXPIRE_TIME parameter?

Can somebody advice whether it is possible to query for current value of SQLNET.EXPIRE_TIME parameter in Oracle 11 DB? Should select * from v$parameter return value of SQLNET.EXPIRE_TIME (if it ...
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Unable to connect to Amazon RDS instance [closed]

I recently created an oracle instance on Amazon RDS. Unfortunately, I'm not able to connect to the instance using Oracle SQL Developer. The (relevant) information I have from Amazon; Endpoint - The ...
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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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Oracle RAC with single node Data Guard physical standby

Best practices for Oracle 11gR2 Data Guard implies that the primary and standby databases should have the same layout, eg. RAC to RAC. What special considerations would one need to take into account ...
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Rule of thumb: AUTOALLOCATE or UNIFORM size for tablespaces

Is there a rule of thumb for creating a tablespace with extent management AUTOALLOCATE or UNIFORM? If the latter applies, how to estimate a reasonable extent size? Even more, what should apply for ...