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Why is my valid index not working with DBMS_COMPARISON.CREATE_COMPARISON?

Thanks in advance. I'm trying to use the DBMS_COMPARISON utility to check records in the existing schema vs. other linked databases. The table has a composite primary key. It consists of the NAME ...
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Updating row of one table using rows of another table based on specific conditions

I want to update OFFICE_ID,OFFICE_TYPE of FA_SUBLEDGER_MST table, by using OFFICE_ID,OFFICE_TYPE from EMPLOYEE_MST table based on following conditions: EMPLOYEE_MST.SL_CODE = FA_SUBLEDGER_MST.SL_CODE ...
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SYSAUX used space close to 100%

I am using Oracle 11g database server. I checked the SYSAUX used space using Object Browser, and it shows 99%. What will happen if it reaches 100%?
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Control file creation failed

I lost all the control files and I don't have backup for it. Control file creation failed SQL> CREATE CONTROLFILE SET DATABASE "UAT02" RESETLOGS NOARCHIVELOG MAXLOGFILES 16 MAXLOGMEMBERS 2 ...
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Time out while connecting to the database. Current time out value is 30 seconds

I am installing a repository creation utility on a windows 8 x64 bit system and getting the following error: Time out while connecting to the database. Current time out value is 30 seconds When ...
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Is there any better way in oracle to enable parallel other than this?

I want to do do following set of operation. execute immediate "alter session enable parallel query"; execute immediate "alter session enable parallel ddl"; execute immediate "alter session set ...
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Troubles on export data with PL/SQL developer

I'm trying to export data from a specific table using PL/SQL developer and Oracle 11g. Here's how I did : select * from mytable right click on mytable then "Export data" chose my table on a grid ...
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Prompt user for input using substitution variable

DECLARE localvar char; BEGIN localvar := &ENUMBER; IF localvar ='A' then dbms_output.put_line('Please proceed to Level1'); ELSIF localvar='B' or localvar='C' then ...
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Oracle11g - Convert alpha characters to numeric in select

I am only able to convert alpha characters to numeric by nesting REPLACE. Is there a better way to handle this? Desired conversion: a - 1 A - 1 b - 2 B - 2 c - 3 C - 3 ... z - 26 Z - 26 Example: ...
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What privileges are needed to run EXPLAIN PLAN FOR CREATE INDEX?

My user can EXPLAIN PLAN FOR any query I like, but not for CREATE INDEX. I need to do that in order to estimate a suggested index's size, and using sysdba is out of question. What privileges should I ...
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Oracle how do i see who connected to my database

I am using oracle 11g and I would like to see who connected to my database some hours ago. In what file can I see those who have connected to my database through a network connection? Thanks
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Oracle database doesn't go to upgrade mode

I am trying to upgrade/migrate from 10g to 11g. When I start the database in upgrade mode with: startup upgrade select status from v$instance STATUS -------- MOUNTED It doesn't go to upgrade ...
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ORA-01157: cannot identify/lock data file 201

SQL> select FILE_NAME,TABLESPACE_NAME from dba_temp_files; * ERROR at line 1: ORA-01157: cannot identify/lock data file 201 - see DBWR trace file ...
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Remote connection issue from windows machine

I have installed database 11g on machine A (Windows). Now I need to access that database from machine B (Windows), where my application is placed. I am able to ping B --> A but telnet is not working. ...
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How to drop invalid Java classes from Oracle?

I tried to load some jars into my database, but I think I messed up something, because I tried as DBA and then with some oracle user... This was my first command: call dbms_java.loadjava('-genmissing ...
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column values combination

I have chains of nodes like A -> B -> C -> F D -> E and store them in an Oracle table pair with 2 columns left_node and right_node left_node right_node A B B C ...
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Do I need to create tablepspace and also add all datafiles before import schema using datapump

Do I need to create tablespace and also add all data files before import schema using data pump or impdp add all data files itself first and then unload data into it..?
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Oracle Application Server Integration With APEX

This might not be directly related to DBA, if so kindly advise. I need to integrated some reports created via Oracle Reports Builder with APEX. Reports are in RDF format. Which version of Oracle ...
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Script to find unused indexes over a period of time doesn't work in Oracle 11g

The statspack_unused_indexes.sql script described in this page would be incredibly useful to me, but it has been coded for an earlier version of Oracle. When I try to run it on 11g, I get the ...
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Recover Oracle database with damaged system datafile

I'm working with Oracle version 11. My system01.dbf is corrupted and there is no backup. The database was in archive log mode and logs exists. Is there any way to recover data and import to a new ...
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How can I get a single row on a inner join not to double my sum

I have two tables (DEP_DEZ & CAR_EXP): ID FK_ID_CHESTIONAR TOTAL_E TOTAL_F TOTAL_STOC 261 644 87 152 48 ID MASA_TOTALA FK_ID_CHESTIONAR 405 20 644 406 45 ...
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Oracle DB: Can one db file be shared between table space

Can one db file be shared between table space? I am deleting temp table space as below, Get all the files in table space: SELECT FILE_NAME FROM DBA_TEMP_FILES WHERE TABLESPACE_NAME = ...
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Database link from Local Oracle 11g to Oracle Database Cloud Service 11g

We are using Oracle database from Oracle Database Cloud Service, now we are not able to connect Cloud db from Local oracle db. Somehow we created link using below commnd, CREATE DATABASE LINK link_1 ...
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Oracle 11g PGA advice view is empty when it shouldn't

I have the following situation in an Oracle 11g server (it's part of a RAC). PGA_AGGREGATE_TARGET is set, STATISTICS_LEVEL is TYPICAL, and yet V$PGA_TARGET_ADVICE shows up empty. Why does this happen? ...
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Moving data from one DB to another where the table/column structure is identical

Question about the import / export process. I know is SQL Developer I can export all the columns from a table and import into the same table on another server. My question is - what happens with the ...
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How to get a list of stored procedure along with their execution count in oracle 12c?

Hi I am new to Oracle 12c, though I was working on SQL Server for a long time. Is there a way to get a list of stored procedures with their execution count in oracle 12c. We can get it using DMV in ...
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Getting results without using IN

Oracle has a limit on the arguments in the IN statement of 1000, I believe, is there a way around this? If I had a statement similar to this (with 1000 ids or more): SELECT COUNT(*) FROM "VERSION" ...
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Case statement in a where clause in Oracle

I am writing a report for a customer using SQL. The end result of this report is to show a group of people with an expired certification or expiring certification. The report has a ...
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Tables Visible to a Specific User?

Is there a way to get a list of tables and views that a specific user can see, without logging in as that user? Initially, I tried something like select distinct p.table_name as value from ...
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Oracle tuning strategy for columns with long tails

We have an Oracle 11g database, where the two biggest tables are Customer and Order. The order profile of our customers has a long tail: we have millions of customers, with most only having a small ...
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Oracle Ref Partitioning: Deadlock due to child table row migration

My ordering application uses Oracle 11g Database. This DB has a primary table ORDERS and multiple child tables like ORDER_DETAILS, PLAN etc. ORDERS table is LIST partitioned on STATUS column and all ...
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ALTER SESSION from a Control File

I am using a Control File to import data from a CSV file into a table, using sqlldr to import the data, where a large number of fields are numeric values with integer and decimal part separated by ...
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Connecting to oracle 11g through maestro gives initialization error

I'm very new to oracle DB. When trying to connect to oracle through maestro, this error comes up: Initialization error SQL*Net not properly installed OracleHomeKey OracleHomeDir Dont have any ...
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Is index performance on a TIMESTAMP(6) column impacted when converting it to a number

If I have an index on a TIMESTAMP(6) column, am I forced to use this column as a TIMESTAMP(6) to get the benefits of the index? Can I convert this column to a number with second precision ...
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How to create an Oracle Database Link when the password has special characters

I'm trying to create a DBLink. SQL Developer is the client I'm using. The password to my remote user has *'s in it. I'm having trouble figuring this out. This syntax isn't working: CREATE DATABASE ...
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Moving from Oracle 11.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.3

We are going to upgrade our database soon from Oracle 11.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.3 We have our customer relation application that runs on the Oracle background. Both Oracle and the company that designed the ...
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Can we reuse a .dmp file(expdp) to perform import using data pump utility

I'm an accidental DBA. We use Oracle 11g database. I had to do a database refresh in the test environment. I created a .dmp file using expdp command and performed an import using impdp command a week ...
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Union of data from all tables with name containing a substring

I have 500+ tables all containing a column called COLUMNDATA. The table names are like: TABLE_FIRST, TABLE_SECOND, ... ,TABLE_FIVE_HUNDREDTH. What I am trying to get is a column containing all the ...
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SQL Server Replication: Central Subscriber : Loading data in the same table

I have configured a Transactional Replication from Oracle (11g) to SQL Server 2014. I have many clients with the same database and we want to have a Multi-Publisher and only one Subscriber. The ...
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Duration of adding versus dropping a column

I have a table containing more than 50 million rows. When I add a column: ALTER TABLE my_table ADD my_column NUMBER; It's very fast. Just after adding the column, I drop it. ALTER TABLE my_table ...
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Matching a column from a table to another table

I have 2 tables in a Oracle database and if I do: SELECT ID,ID_EXTERN_FOR_JOB FROM SOL_PUBLIC.SOL_SUBSOL_CHESTIONARE@RACDB WHERE ID=1207; I get: ID ID_EXTERN_FOR_JOB 1207 -1 On the other ...
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sqlplus not connecting to Oracle XE 11g

I installed Oracle XE 11g on my Ubuntu in vmware fusion. The oracle installation is all went fine but I am not able to connect the oracle database using sqlplus. I am getting this exception: $ ...
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Oracle: Recover source code/table structures from “utterly wiped out” development database

Given an Oracle 11.1 database used for development, running in NOARCHIVELOG mode, where all datafiles (including undo) have been wiped out; and only SYSTEM and SYSAUX datafiles and control file remain ...
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Use of temporary table variable inside a stored procedure

I am new to oracle, I was trying to create a procedure which consist of temporary table inside. I have tried this code below and getting an error in the declaration of temporary variable. DECLARE ...
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ORA-01461 in a msaccess linked table

In an Oracle 11 database I have a table that all fields are varchar2. This table is linked in an access database, and when I try to do an insert from a data aggregate query, it throws the error ‘can ...
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what is the most simple and easiest way to backup and restore on oracle 11g?

Im new on oracle 11g i come from SQL Server administration and the process to back up and restore its very easy and intuitive. I was searching how to make backup and restore on oracle 11g in many ...
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I want to pivot a table and aggregate a column into strings [duplicate]

I have a select statement producing the following: +---------+---------+------+ | Patient | Pattern | Rank | +---------+---------+------+ | a | 0 | 1 | | a | 1 | 2 | | a ...
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How to check if restored database is the same as original

Is there a way to check if restored backup of Oracle database is the same as the original database? Is there a simple way to check it if I have the original database?
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cluster_database TRUE/FALSE what does it mean in Oracle RAC?

I have 3 databases on an Oracle RAC (two nodes) one database which is running with CLUSTER_DATABASE=TRUE on both nodes, the other two runs on each node with CLUSTER_DATABASE=FALSE what does it mean ...
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Oracle query optimization

We have a query that runs on a view and its execution time is about 6 min. SELECT COUNT(*) FROM someschema.item_total_violations WHERE channel_id = 122507833 AND item_date >= ...