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Should an SCN obtained from one RAC node be immediately usable on other RAC nodes?

I'm seeing ORA-08181: specified number is not a valid system change number and don't understand why. The error happens around once a month from a process that runs every few minutes - so very rarely. ...
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Prevent row from being inserted with a trigger

I'm trying to prevent a row being inserted if a certain condition is met using a trigger. I'm using a user defined exception to do this, however the row is still being inserted, despite the exception ...
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How to replace empty, multi-column result with single 'none'

If it is possible to make query in Oracle which will return single column/row with value "none" instead of empty, multi-column result? Otherwise return proper amount of columns with result. This is ...
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ORA-00937 when calculating a sub-value in an aggregate select statement

The problem described below applies to Oracle 11g databases. I also tested the statements on MySQL and PostgreSQL with no problems of the kind mentioned in this question. I want to use an ...
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“ORA-00936: missing expression” setting up Oracle Publisher in SQL Server

I'm trying to set up an Oracle publisher in SQL Server so I can perform replication. I've gotten connected to Oracle, the drivers work great (I have other linked servers), I can select an article I ...
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'ORA-00059: maximum number of files exceeded' on Oracle 12c

I have a test database. Every night a script drops and recreates a number of pluggable databases that are used for our automated test runs. Recently, I have started getting 'ORA-00059: maximum ...
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Oracle - physical writes to an index

We have a large UPDATE (affects about 200K records) on a huge table (80M records). Due to a coding mistake, the UPDATE updates the same set of rows (200K) all over again with the exact same value. ...
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How can I resolve this ORA-01652 error when I already added a new file to the TEMP tablespace?

I've inherited basic DBA-like responsibilities on an Oracle database and I'm stuck on a ORA-01652 error while trying to run a query that contains lots of joins and grouping. Here's the error I get: ...
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Database Migration with Liquibase using different DBMS

Our customer is using Oracle and we want to use MySQL for development. Therefore our MySQL Scheme has to be in sync with Oracle. I tried to use Liquibase, but I get problems at the time of applying a ...
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Importing data into Oracle 12

I got a set of files from a client which are, as far as I can tell, copies of a database in Oracle 11. Each folder has the following structure: - init<DB>.ora - orapw<DB> - arch - dbf ...
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Testing equivalence in strings with different character sets

I have to synchronize a number of tables with string columns between two databases: the source Oracle 10.2.0.3 NLS_CHARACTERSET WE8MSWIN1252, NLS_LENGTH_SEMANTICS BYTE the destination Oracle ...
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sqlldr error - Invalid number

I am trying to load the following csv file into a table: TIMESTAMP ; SESSIONID;PROXY_SESSIONID; ACTION;USERNAME ;USERHOST ;OS_USERNAME ;CLIENT_ID ...
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Oracle: separate column histograms for partitions

I have a partitioned table like MY_TABLE(PART_KEY, DATE_KEY, ...) with a local partitioned index on (PART_KEY, DATE_KEY). When I collect stats on the table, I end up with a HEIGHT BALANCED histogram ...
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Running materialized view refresh in parallel

I have a large materialized view that is refreshed periodically (complete refresh) and I would like to do it in parallel. I can already run the query part in parallel but the problem is (much slower) ...
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Oracle parallel query: finding out which Producer a Consumer is waiting for

One of our materialized view refresh's (part of a daily ETL routine) was hanging today; it usually completes within 5 minutes, but this time, I had to kill it after 23 hours. V$SESSION contained this ...
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plsql procedure gets invalidated

procedure involving dblinks gets invalidated regularly .we need to recompile every time.How to find what is causing the problem in my case procedure p1()--resides in db1 is begin .... select col1 ...
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Refreshing Materialized view creates many child cursors

Doing some tests, I noticed that having REFRESH FAST ON COMMIT materialized view and flashbacks enabled cause Oracle to create many child cursors in some cases. For example, CREATE TABLE table1 ...
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Redefining a table with a user-defined type using DBMS_REDEFINITION

The application which we developed has one schema, USER1, which has tables, types, packages etc. I have to move some of the user-defined types to a different schema, The reason for doing this is to ...
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RETURNING syntax with multiple columns

Again, another question related to the answer of the one there: Insert with OUTPUT correlated to sub query table So I ended up with this query, written for SQL Server: CREATE TABLE tempIDs ( ...
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Importing bulk csv file to oracle database

I am going to import a bulk csv file to oracle database. This file contains around 200m records. I was wondering what is the best way of importing this file? I check the performance of SQL developer ...
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Multiple handler entries in lsnrctl services output

This what I get for an lsnrctl services. LSNRCTL for 64-bit Windows: Version 11.2.0.1.0 - Production on 04-APR-2014 10:01:43 Copyright (c) 1991, 2010, Oracle. All rights reserved. Connecting to ...
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is there a DB client which supports oracle editions?

We are using a clever feature or oracle 11gr2 called edition-based redefinitions. This means each stored proc and view looks different depending on the edition you set in the session. There are ...
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automating oracle database installation on windows

I'm trying to install oracle 12c database on windows using the silent install with a response file as: setup.exe -silent -responseFile file.res where I generate the response file using the gui and ...
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Export Oracle Database User data from client

I am working on client system. There is a database on server contains many users. I have the access to database with a userid and password. my userid is "ncon" and Database name is 'HYDPPD'. We are ...
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How to display '0' where no data found in PL/SQL Oracle Reports

I have an Oracle Report (11g) in which I have selected a number field containing amount and have mentioned the format mask as 999,999,999,999. The data is displayed as follows. Data1 ...
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Oracle restore backup on other server

I have following situation: One server with Oracle has to be backed up and recovered on other Oracle server. Second Oracle DB has the same user/schemas, but with a different older data. I intend to ...
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whats the fastest way to copy data from table to new one?

Whats the fastest way to copy table "table_1" to new table called "table_2" ? I'd like the constraints copied as well as the data.
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Move data from a Greenplum database to Oracle

my company is migrating its Data Warehouse from Oracle to Greenplum. The migration is gonna be progressive, that is they will migrate the ODS first and at a later stage the DDS as well. I would like ...
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Amazon RDS for Oracle Offsite Backup

Am considering Amazon RDS to host our Oracle database. Ideally, I'd like to have my daily backup and as many of the transaction logs as possible since copied to an external location in case of Amazon ...
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Oracle 12c Enterprise Manager Database Express Subsequent Installation von Windows Server 2012

I have an Oracle 12c database instance which was installed without the option for configuring the "Enterprise Manager (EM) Database Express" How can i install it subsequent for a running instance? ...
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Change Oracle banner without restarting database

I am removing the banner for Oracle by commenting out this line in SQLNET.ORA: SEC_USER_AUDIT_ACTION_BANNER=C:\banner.txt Is there any way to make the change take affect without restarting the ...
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Is there are way to use Fine Grain Auditing to record Varray bind values?

I have an application, and would like to use Oracle's FGA (Fine Grained-Auditing) to record varray bind information. Specifically, I am using Oracle Spatial and need to know at what extent users are ...
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Oracle expdp et impdp : order of schemas?

When I try to export and then import many schemas from one Oracle DB to another one, I get errors because grants and synonyms cannot be recreated in the target DB; the reason is probably that the ...
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DDL trigger AFTER ALTER ON SCHEMA behavior

Can anyone please tell me what's going on here: CREATE TRIGGER afr_alt_trig AFTER ALTER ON SCHEMA cols ora_name_list_t; BEGIN IF (ora_dict_obj_type = 'TABLE') THEN select column_name bulk ...
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Oracle: How to find non-local (background) processes in Windows Machine

Following link advises to find non-local background processes and kill them using following bash script. Solution 1) : without shutdown anything just kill that database processes which are not ...
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migrate APEX to a new database with newer APEX version?

what is the best approach to migrate an APEX app to a newer version of APEX (4.2.3) on a fresh installed database on a new server? is there any straightforward step by step? I never done that before! ...
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Oracle specifying join order hint

Oracle 2 node RAC 11G R2 I have a query (this is a simplified version, but still exhibits the same issue as the larger query) that looks like this: SELECT t1.trip_id, t1.origin, ...
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How to store object with property of generic type in DB

In my business domain there exists an entity parameter. Beside other properties which are identical for each parameter, they have values. These values can be of different data types. There might be ...
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Oracle 10g and Active Directory not behaving as expeted

I'm trying to connect to our Oracle 10g 64bit database running on a Windows 2003 server authenticating with an Active Directory user. I found this weird results on our Development environment which I ...
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How to switch Quiescing to Normal Mode in Oracle?

I have two instance database Oracle, they are ORCL11 and ORCL10,.... I've configured them, it looks like correct. Then, I connect to replication user admin ORCL10 conn repadmin/repadmin@orcl10 And ...
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Monitoring multiple Oracle databases on a single screen

We would like to monitor database activity of multiple Oracle databases on a single screen (10g and 11gR2), divided by the number of databases. Some tools are offered here: Tools to monitor Oracle ...
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Creating view recursive query in Oracle DB results in ORA-00600 (ORA-600)

Hello Ladies and Gents, I've been trying to deploy a recursive query as a view in Oracle XE and Standard Edition, neither to much success. The query is located in this question here: ...
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SQLPlus times out when connecting to an Oracle XE database on another PC

I'm having the strangest issue. I have a very basic (I think) setup of an Oracle 11G database on one Hyper-V VM, and the Oracle 11G client on another VM. Although I'm able to access the database on ...
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rman 'delete archivelog all’ very slow

On our automated test system we use flashback all the time to reset our Oracle 11g database to a state before a test run. We noticed some of the scripts involved, started to become slower and slower. ...
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What is a good way to Merge 2 range sets into a single view

The real purpose of this has to do with effectivity dates and contains additional keys and fields, but I simplified it for the sake of, well, simplicity. Sample: test_Widget Table theFirst ...
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Oracle - Mysterious indexes

I have a table in Oracle 10.2g that I'm trying to import roughly 11 million rows into. The table contains an SDO_GEOMETRY column. It previously had NOT NULL constraints on all 3 columns, a primary key ...
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Performance Hit when upgrading to Oracle 11gr2

I am experiencing the same symptoms as noted in this question which was closed and does not have a satisfactory answer. Original Question We've recently upgraded from Oracle 10gR2 (10.2.0.4 ) to ...
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PL/SQL extremely slow FETCH performance

I have a stored procedure that includes (among many other things) a dynamic query with a LOOP and a FETCH. The fetch has to potential retrieve a large amount of data as one column contains spatial ...
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What are the host credentials for Enterprise Manager 11g?

I am trying to use Database Replay in 11g Release 1 using Enterprise Manager. In the last step it asks for 'Host Credentials' to start the capture. But when I give the username and password for the ...
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Why Oracle Database trigger can became DISABLED

We have an application, using ddl database trigger on oracle database. Trigger depends on package and several tables, package depends on user defined function. It works on different customer sites ...