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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 ...
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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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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 to see profile assigned to a user

Let's say i have created a user as 'TEST_USER', and then i assigned a profile to it. Now how can i see for TEST_USER which profile has been assigned? I want some query that will check what profile a ...
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Changes in Oracle Database implicit conversion rules for select statement

Due to hardware failure after a power outage we had to recreate the database for one of our 3rd party applications from an dumpfile (created via exp). The old hardware had Oracle 10G R2 running while ...
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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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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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How to execute this procedure in PL/SQL?

I have this table in the below format: Persnbr | Userfieldcd | Value 01 | Port | Funds 01 | Vip1 | Systems 02 | Port | Bank 02 | Vip1 | Authority This is how I want ...
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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 ...
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creating tablespace failed!

I've restored a db and its failed with many errors. When I look into the log file, I found that the tablespace does not exist. So when I try to create a tablespace in plsql am getting the following ...
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Update table from different table [closed]

UPDATE RBI.RBI_OV_F_DETAIL A SET (BRANCH_ID, BRANCH_NUMBER) = ( SELECT PRICE_BRANCH_ID, PRICE_BRANCH FROM RSE.RSE_SO_F_ORDERS B WHERE A.SOURCE_ID = ...
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Best way to delete very large recordset in Oracle

I manage an application which has a very large (nearly 1TB of data with more than 500 million rows in one table) Oracle database back end. The database doesn't really do anything (no SProcs, no ...
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How to store values from a loop and compare them?

I have to select child items from a parent item and then compare text of each child and if the text is same I should not be displaying the heading. I have written a procedure for this, which is like ...
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How and when to use sys_refcursor in oracle

Can some one give me a small explanation about how and when should someone use sys_refcursor ?
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Rollback in Oracle

I am having a problem in Oracle rollback. In my stored procedure I have multiple insert and update statements. If every thing is fine I am sending success message and also I am tracing success status ...
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Create a new table oracle

Hello I recently changed companies and the databases as well. Having worked with postgres so far, oracle is still fuzzy to me, so here I am stuck with creating a table. This is my SQL attempt : ...
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Commit and rollback in Oracle stored procedure

In my Oracle stored procedure, I have multiple insert and update statements like below: create or replace PROCEDURE SPTest AS BEGIN insert into emptest(empid,empname,deptno) (1,'ravi',10); ...
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sequence id in oracle

I am using Oracle 11g. I have a senario like: I need to increase auto increment id like below 00000001 00000002 00000003 00000004 For example, my table looks like below id empid name ...
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What is the privilege my user requires to be able to grant CONNECT, RESOURCE and CREATE SESSION to other users in Oracle 11g?

What is the privilege my user requires to be able to grant the following privileges CONNECT, RESOURCE and CREATE SESSION to OTHER users in Oracle 11g?
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Slow import for users .DMP files in Oracle 11G

After upgrading my DBMS Oracle 10g to 11g, when it will import user files, they are slower than the old version. A .DMP file in Oracle 10g with the size of 20GB takes almost 1 hour to import, but ...
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How to convert html entities in Oracle?

I'm trying to decode html containing html entities. I've tried dbms_xmlgen.convert and utl_i18n.unescape_reference but the results are less than satisfactory. SET ESCAPE ON; SELECT ...
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parsing and purpose of oracle audit (.aud) logs

I am looking at the oracle audit logs and am trying to understand and parse. The format appears to be consistent: Date Length: Action: ...etc My questions are: 1) what generates these? Is it every ...
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Running a query over the network multiple times seems to choke performance, how can I pinpoint the problem?

Background: Oracle 11g running on Windows 2003 x64 SP2 on a 3.06GHz Xeon X5675 with 16GB RAM Over the past 3 weeks, a query I used to run approximately every 5 minutes has started to respond very ...
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Oracle's UTL_FILE when connected locally or through listener has different behaviour

We have a procedure which creates a CSV file with UTL_FILE. (env is Oracle 11.2.0.1 and RHEL 6.4) Until now, we were storing that CSV file into system oracle (the oracle owner) user home ...
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How to install oracle 11g XE and use the data files of another instance (like Postgres)?

I installed Oracle 11g XE in Windows 7 x64, then Windows 8.1 (install new OS, not perform an upgrade of the previously Windows 7 x64 installation). Can be possible to install Oracle 11g XE over the ...
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Oracle Hierarchical query: how to follow max on each level

I'm trying to get a query to "follow" the max values in each level excluding the max values in other branches. Here some examples to illustrate what I'm trying to achieve: Given this hierarchical ...
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Connection to an oracle db from another computer

I have installed Oracle 11g to an ubuntu, I can connect to DB using sqlplus from the localhost, But I cannot connect from another computer, I have configured my tnsnames.ora as followed; ELIF = ...
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Oracle dataguard - Redo apply

In a low bandwidth environment when a transaction commits that generates a large amount of redo data will cause other independent transactions to slow down. This is because the redo data of small ...
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Please anybody help me with oracle db importing?

I try to import .DMP file with impd comand. root@HP:~# impdp SYSTEM/xxxxxxxxx log=4.log file=as.DMP and i get this ;;; Import: Release 11.2.0.2.0 - Production on Thu Oct 2 12:21:14 2014 ...
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Composite primary key from multiple tables / multiple foreign keys

I want to build a composite primary key made up of foreign keys from two different tables. I'm still pretty green to this... A great answer was given to building a composite key from multiple foreign ...
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Oracle 11g XMLType Experience

We are currently evaluating possibilities to store generic data structures. We found that at least from a functional point of view Oracle XMLType is a good alternative to the good old BLOB. Because ...
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How can I change default backup location for oracle11g using RMAN?

I want to change to another drive due to lack of disk space. How can I change the default location of backup files used by oracle to another drive using RMAN? By default it's in the folder ...
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Renaming the system generated partitions during interval partitioning

I am trying to rename the system-generated partition names (generated during interval partitioning). I try to do this while my table is live(data read and write is happening). I need two scripts. I ...
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How to put more than 1000 values into an Oracle

I have a comma delimited list of many IDs(Database size is very huge here). Sometimes this list can exceed 1000 items, at which point Oracle throws an error. The query is similar to this... select * ...
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Restoring Oracle DB using RMAN

I am a application developer doing DBA work. I have to restore an oracle database on our test server. The databases are backed up using RMAN and the last db restore that was done on this server was in ...
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Delete all the data from all tables

I have a little problem. I have to delete all the data from our database. I don't want to drop tables, only delete the data sets. These are 47 tables in total. I tried the following: Delete ...
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Dynamic permissions

I have a application that creates tables in one user's schema and another user needs to be able to use the dynamically created tables. Example: Application creates User1.RandomTable User2 needs ...
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How to move the ownership/copy a table from one user to another?

I've been tasked with doing some tidying of our database. I'm not a DBA expert so here I am. (We don't have a DBA expert either). We have a user Old_User and another user New_User. Old_User owns a ...
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Table statistics on database

Is there any way that I could find how many tables has statistics on them,and how many tables which doesn't have statistics on them.
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How to add a column in table via stored procedure? [closed]

create or replace procedure SP_PARAMETER_TEST -- this is my table ( NAME_KEY in VARCHAR2 -- this contains a value assume NAME_KEY contains "Gypsum" ) is begin ALTER TABLE PARAMETER_TEST ADD ...
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Negative number of rows inserted

I just ran a rather simple INSERT statement (that I think processed a lot of rows), and I got the message: -1,311,750,183 rows inserted Should I be concerned about the fact that it's negative?
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Sync/Replication of 2 Oracle Databases with NetApp storage

I am working on a high availability setup of Oracle Enterprise Manager. I need the back-end repository replicated (preferably in real time, or something close) to another repository, in which I could ...
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Using Oracle12C Client with Oracle11.g database

I have been using Oracle12c client to connect to an Oracle11g database in a remote server for about one month, it wasn't giving me any problems until this week, when I started getting the error: ...
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oracle streams apply: how to get a reason why LCR message was not applied

I've set up bidirectional oracle streams replication (11gR1) using identical scripts on both machines (DB1 and DB2). Although changes from DB1 are being applied to DB2, changes from DB2 to DB1 aren't. ...
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General question on dbms_stats

General question on dbms_stats and auto sample size? what is the impact of having IOTs with overflows and you switch to auto_sample_size and enable approximate NDV . How does it impact?
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External authentication using Oracle Standard

I want to authenticate my client connections externally, using a custom external application. Is this possible using Oracle Standard 11g? If so, how? (our custom external application will not have ...
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Mapping the oracle database directory object to a network path

I'm an accidental DBA. We have oracle database running on windows server. I created an oracle directory object named 'Result' and mapped it one of the local drives (C:\appResult) on the database ...
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How to take undo datafile offline ,which is in recovery mode?

I am trying to take undo datafile in offline mode using following command alter database datafile '<datafile path>' offline; this datafile is in recovery mode. Oracle shows message as ...
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Encoding problems with sqlplus, Linux

I use sqlplus and all non-Latin characters appear as '?' when I run select queries. When I run insert or update queries with non-Latin characters I get question marks on a web page. select * from ...