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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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Can I change the SID of an Oracle database?

The Server is Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 11.1.0.7.0 - 64bit Is there an easy & quick way to change the SIDs of the test databases on the server? Dropping & recreating of ...
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Pivot rows into multiple columns

I have a SQL Server instance that has a linked server to an Oracle server. There is a table on the Oracle server called PersonOptions which contains the following data: ╔══════════╦══════════╗ ║ ...
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How can I unload Oracle database tables into a csv files?

I need to retrieve certain data from an Oracle 11g release 1 database and provide it as one or more CSV files. The data resides in multiple tables and/or views. All this should work via the command ...
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Commit vs Fast Commit vs Commit Cleanout in Oracle Database

I was wondering whether someone could verify my understanding regarding the differences between those 3 terms as pertaining to Oracle Databases. Many sources confuse these terms and do not explain ...
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In Oracle how do I save a sequence.nextval in a variable to be reused in multiple inserts?

I'm writing a script to populate some tables with data for testing. I would like to write something like the following but I don't know how to do it (I'm Oracle 11g) SET ENABLED_USER_ID = SEQ....
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Oracle 11g listener fails with ORA-12514 and ORA-12505 errors

I run an instance of Oracle 11g locally on my development machine and can connect to the local instance directly via SqlPlus: c:\>sqlplus ace SQL*Plus: Release 11.2.0.2.0 Production on Mon Mar ...
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Is there any difference between Rem and — comments for SQL*Plus?

On SQL*Plus prompt, both Rem and -- qualify as comment indicators: Rem this is a comment -- this is also a comment create table emp ( id number primary key, name cvarchar2(40)); Is there any ...
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Why am I NOT getting a mutating table error in trigger?

It's (or at least was) known that you cannot use DML statements on a mutating table inside a trigger. An excerpt from the Oracle documentation: A mutating table is a table that is being modified ...
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LNNVL Justification

LNNVL is an oracle built in function that returns TRUE for conditions evaluating to FALSE or UNKNOWN, and returns FALSE for conditions evaluating to TRUE. My question is what would be the benefit of ...
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How to configure an Oracle Listener without SID_LIST_LISTENER in listener.ora?

I have access to a ORACLE 11g server using the following listener.ora # listener.ora Network Configuration File: D:\app\Administrator\product\11.1.0\db_1\NETWORK\ADMIN\listener.ora # Generated by ...
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Why can't I read Oracles CLOB columns via SQL-SERVER 2008 linked server?

I want to access data in an Oracle 11g database from SQL-Server 2008 I set up a linked server and when I execute select * from [Link_server_name]..Oracle_schema.Oracle_table and Oracle_table ...
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Designing Simple Schema for Disaggregation of Demand Forecast

I am doing a simple database design task as a training exercise where I have to come up with a basic schema design for the following case: I have a parent-child hierarchy of products (example, Raw ...
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sqlnet.ora or tnsnames.ora changes require reboot?

Anytime you change Oracle's sqlnet.ora or tnsnames.ora files, does the system require a reboot? In my instance, I only have the Oracle client installed on the machine I'm referring to, but out of ...
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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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How Long Would Take to Upgrade an 1T Oracle DB from 10g to 11g?

How long would take to upgrade an Oracle DB which has 1T data from 10g to 11g usually/roughly? I need to estimate the down time for it since it is a prod db. Thanks much!
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Simplified/automated datafile free disk space reclaim

On Oracle version 11g: After Googling, I can't find a simple way to reclaim free space after deleting a table. I've found a lot of explanations, telling how the datafile becomes fragmented, the big ...
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Unable to start Oracle (11g1) due to bad memory configuration (ORA-00837)

I decided to reduce the memory allocation of a local developer instance, and was told that the following command did the job; alter system set memory_max_target = 512M scope = spfile; Which I guess ...
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Precision of NVARCHAR2 column is 1.5 times lower than displayed by desc command

I wanted to update precision of an nvarchar2 column and came across an interesting case. I have tried to replicate it below: create table test_table1 (col1 nvarchar2(100)); table TEST_TABLE1 ...
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ALTER SYSTEM DISCONNECT SESSION doesn't work

Oracle 11g. The devs leave sessions connected overnight, sometimes certain cron jobs fail because of that. I am trying to kill all user sessions, but I can't. I login as: sqlplus system/[password] ...
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Add Oracle Label Security to an existing Oracle installation

We are using Amazon EC2 to host some Oracle database instances while we are evaluating and prototyping some software. We are using the AMIs provided by Oracle - specifically, Oracle Database 11g ...
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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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Where can I find autoextend events?

In Oracle, where can I see the history of DBFs autoextending? Or get the timestamp that a DBF last autoextended, and by how much?
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Determine Index Compression Candidates Online

By doing the following I can determine if an index will benefit from compression and how many columns should be included in the compression: ANALYZE INDEX Owner.IndexName VALIDATE STRUCTURE OFFLINE; ...
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Execution plan using B+ tree index, but also sorts

I'm using Oracle sqlplus. And I have the following query: SELECT fooID from foo MINUS SELECT fooID from bar; I have created two unclustered B+ tree indexes. One in the field fooIDof the table foo ...
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ORA-01502: index or partition of such index is in usable state problem

I have a table in my Oracle database, where select pkcol, count(*) from myTable group by pkcol having count(*) > 1; yields PKCOL COUNT(*) ------- ---------- 1 2 2 ...
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Can't drop UNDO TABLESPACE

We have Oracle 11gR1 RAC two instances on two different servers, new undo tablespace UNDOTBS20140508 created 30G, I want to remove the old one UNDOTBSX02, I did the following: CREATE UNDO TABLESPACE ...
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DROP PARTITION strategy using LIST-REF composite partitioning

We have a large Oracle 11gR2 instance with some tables that have recently become an annoyance when deleting data. This database powers a large optimization cluster that takes input metadata from the ...
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Oracle 10g dump file push into Oracle 11g database

Currently when executing the imp command with the following parameters: file=my.dmp log=my.log fromuser=myuser touser=myuser The following errors occur: IMP-00058: ORACLE error 12560 ...
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Learning Oracle, does it matter if I install 10g or 11g?

I'm taking a class in Databases, they're using Oracle 10g in class, but I'm having some trouble installing the database here in Windows 8 (auth problems), so I thought I'd attempt 11g. Is 11g ...
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Convert a Unix timestamp to a DATETIME in a View

I have a table that stores a unix timestamp. To query this as a date, I'm attempting to convert this timestamp to a datetime type in a view. Unfortunately, I can only seem to get the DATE portion out. ...
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Result on execution of any SQL is number 2

After successful execution of any sql in oracle sql command line it shows 2 like i want to see the table or description of any table it show 2 instead of showing the table. SQL> select * from dual ...
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How to run procedure in Oracle SQL developer

Hello I have a table named CITY in oracle SQL developer, my problem is how to run the procedure -- start the script SET SERVEROUTPUT ON SET LINESIZE 400 SET TIMING ON CREATE OR REPLACE PACKAGE BODY ...
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temporary table inside procedure oracle

I'm in a situation right now. I'm migrating several procedures from Mysql 5.0 to Oracle 11g. Mysql procedures allow me to: 1. Create temporary tables 2. Insert data into temporary tables / Query these ...
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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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Migrating to Oracle Flashback for Historization on Oracle 11g

Our application built using Oracle 11g requires that we keep historic data. The historization is legally mandated, and is mainly used for manual queries, when investigating problems, etc. Basically ...
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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 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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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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Oracle11g password expiry issue

I have a user which has a default profile in oracle db. I want to reproduce the following warning ERROR: ORA-28002: the password will expire within X days In dba_profile I set following values. ...
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Connection Pooling for PHP based website using Oracle 11g database

I am using Oracle 11g database server and now I am getting to see that OCI's persistent connection isn't much of a use, and a new connection is created anyway when a new user accesses the page. I ...
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Select multiple columns from subquery - Connect by

I have a table which manages folder structure. Hence it has a parent-child relationship. We trigger a query to sum all documents in the complete heirarchy: SELECT folder_name name, ...
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Update oracle sql database from CSV

I tried google at first but no luck. Is it possible to update tables from csv file? I am using SQL developer and I am using a script to export edited rows to a csv file. I would like to update the ...
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How to return a CTE as REFCURSOR from an Oracle stored procedure?

I tried to modify an Oracle stored procedure to use a CTE instead of a simple Select Statement. My procedure looked like this: Create or replace Myproc ( MyRefCursor IN OUT SYS_REFCURSOR) as begin ...
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Troubleshooting Oracle ORA-08103 - object no longer exists

I am getting this error from Oracle intermittently. A trigger is truncating a partition from a partitioned table while a long-running query is running against it. Since I'm truncating a different ...
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How to I interleave logs from two different Oracle tables?

I have two log tables, which are populated from two different PL/SQL packages. It's often useful to keep the data separate, but sometimes I'd like to "interleave" the two tables so I can see what's ...
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Oracle crashing on CentOS

Here is alert_XE.log: kkjcre1p: unable to spawn jobq slave process Errors in file /u01/app/oracle/diag/rdbms/xe/XE/trace/XE_cjq0_23146.trc: Process J000 died, see its trace file kkjcre1p: unable to ...
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How to use the METHOD_OPT parameter in DBMS_STATS.gather_table_stats

Hi there I was just wondering what would be the difference between these 2 METHOD_OPT parameter settings: FOR COLUMNS SIZE 5 some_column and FOR COLUMNS some_column SIZE 5 both will create a ...
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Partitioning a table with LOB columns in Oracle 11g

we have a fairly small table (~25k rows) that is being heavily written to and most of the rows go away quickly (it's part of a scheduling application which stores information about the jobs in that ...
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Oracle 11g setup closes without errors on pre-requisite check

I'm installing Oracle 11g and the setup wizard just closes automatically after the pre-requisite check. I have administrative access UAC is disabled IPv6 is diabled There is more than enough free ...