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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 paramter,&param,...
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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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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 >= TIMESTAMP'2015-02-...
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Oracle DB license for only non-production environments [closed]

My company is a software vendor. We develop software that is later deployed on the customer's environment, on their own machines. Our software uses various DBMS, depending on what the customer has. We ...
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Why is Oracle's number datatype so HUGE? and why do I seem to have no alternatives?

Oracle has a favorite numerical class called NUMBER. It is a 22 byte value that just seems ludicrous in an index. I have some values that would easily fit in a 6 byte integer and would therefore fit ...
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Oracle listener configuration

I have oracle 11.2.0 installed on linux. And I have arcgis server 10.2 on the same machine. I created an geodatabase. But when i try the sde functions like sde.st_asText i got: -ORA-28575: unable to ...
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Oracle: Create a hidden user for RMAN backups only

It's been a long time since I worked with Oracle and I can't remember whether the following is possible: I'm trying to create a hidden DBA user [ alternatively do this process as root user ] to ...
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SQL Server to Oracle migration

Converted model resulted into incomplete script generation as all stored procedures, triggers and views were missing, only table structures were generated and i did not get any error messages for it. ...
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How do i prevent executing os command in oracle 11g

I have Oracle 11g installed on a linux serveur and i'm looking for a way to prevent sysdba from executing system command through oracle(Using java for example).
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Sql*Plus ERROR: ORA-12154: TNS:could not resolve the connect identifier specified

I installed Sql*PLUS on a cloud Oracle Linux Environment in order to access an remote database. I used the installation instructions provided as an answer here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/...
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Oracle grant select on a table

I want to grant select permission on a specific table to a remote ip address I had done it before in Mysql with this: grant all privileges on mydb.* to myuser@localhost identified by 'mypasswd'; ...
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With Clause vs View of the same name

In my database, there is a view named VAL_DATES_V which is used in many other views in the same schema. For example, the SQL code in the view SECTOR_V uses VAL_DATES_V. CREATE OR REPLACE VIEW ...
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Portable Method of Deploying Oracle Express on Windows (Ideally without Installer)

I'm looking for a portable way of deploying Oracle Express alongside a C# application on a continuous integration machine running CruiseControl. Ideally I would not have to use the installer - this ...
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What is contained in the controlfile of oracle database?

As we all know that controlfile contains datafile locations and redo log locations along with their names.It also contains dbname,timestamp,checkpoint info,log sequence number,rman backup info.In ...
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What to do when archive logs are lost/corrupted that are not backed up

All recently generated archive logs were corrupted but datafiles are fine.What if recently generated archives corrupted and the archives backup is not available, so what would be the strategy to ...
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Is there a way to get disc space remaining using an SQL query on an Oracle database?

We experienced a problem recently where the disc space ran low and some queries started giving unpredictable results. The root cause was that we'd take too many restore points and filled up the disc. ...
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How do I include zeros in a count(column)?

I am attempting to build a report for a client. I need a display of all the values in Tab1, Col1 (a validation table), a count of each time that occurred, and a percentage of the total. Here's what I'...
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Partitioning on a computed column

Using - Oracle 11g I have created a table say X. of this table, a column say C3 is a computed column which will have a value based on incoming values for the other 2 columns say C1 and C2. I am using ...
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error:ORA-01008: not all variables bound

I created a bus table and when I try to insert values in the table like: insert into bus values(&bus_no,&source, etc.,); I get an error: ORA-01008 not all variables bound
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Use Oracle on Web App (New Question)

Our database project is about creating a web application where the user can add or edit information. My concern is How do I connect Oracle 11g with my PHP? Note: Our teacher did not teach us about ...
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How do I create an Oracle 11g user with read access to all tables/schemas?

I need to create a user that has read access to all the schemas. Do they just need Select priviliges or is there more that needs to be done?
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Using output value of column from function for another column in SQL*Loader

I have asked the same question on StackOveflow. Do not know, if this site is linked to that or not and thus whether that question will be seen by professionals here, so I am adding it here. Please ...
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Update does not working while select returns right results

I am trying to execute the query below: UPDATE( SELECT Ord.Completed FROM Product P INNER JOIN Order1 Ord ON Ord.OrderID = P.OrderID WHERE EXISTS( SELECT * FROM Delivery ...
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Oracle Package in Data Dictionary that can't be dropped

I've encountered a very interesting problem that I can't figure out how to fix. I have a package that I wanted to create on my database with a wrapped body. I mistakenly omitted the word "BODY" from ...
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Is there are a way to restore System schema to it's original state?

I've installed Oracle 11g Database Enterprise Edition and my task was to import schemas. I'm totally new so I ran command: imp system/password file=path.dmp full=y And import everything (10 dumps, ...
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What is {Oracle}… {Oracle Off}?

I inherited an old script, that should, as part of a pl/sql routine, create a temporary index for me. I tried it on Oracle 11.2.0.4.0, but it does not accept the options. CREATE INDEX x ON y(gid) {IN ...
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Problem creating Oracle database manually

I am using Windows 7 and Oracle 11. When I want to create a database manually, it is giving me two problems: I set my oracle_home to c:\app\best\product\11.2.0\dbhome_1. Under home I have a ...