Oracle is a RDBMS (Relational Database Management System) created by Oracle Corporation. It supports a large number of languages and application development frameworks. Its primary languages are SQL, PL/SQL and Java. Also included is support for C (Pro*C, OCI and EXTPROC), C++ (OCCI) and Java (JDBC) ...

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Oracle Tables Visible to Other Users

I have an Oracle database that has one user that has access to everything. This was fine when we only had one user working on the database. But now that we have more users we want to tighten up ...
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How to create an oracle dump(.dmp) file using Toad?

We can export the entire database schema(skeleton) along with its data in one .dmp file using oracles "exp" tool. But how do I do it using Toad only. I can't use this C:\Users\kaunds_oliver>exp ...
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Oracle: How to gather stats in a logical standby database?

I have a Primary and a (logical) Standby Database. The Schema 'APP' gets synced. Now a User has performance issues running a query against some tables in this 'APP' schema of the Standby Database. On ...
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How to recreate or restore Corrupted Data Files in Oracle 11g

Few days back ago my power cable went down and I was working in Oracle. So after power cable restoration when I tried to login to SQL PLus: It did not let me to login and I got error "Oracle ...
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Performing deltas / diffs over VPN from Oracle to SQL Server database

I have inherited a reporting structure that is quite the Rube Goldberg device. I have a collection of MS Access 2003 databases that I have begun to migrate to SQL Server. My current hangup is that we ...
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FAST REFRESH ON COMMIT on Materialized view

I am trying to implement a materialized view which would Fast refresh on commit. I have created materialized view logs on base table as well but i am faced with the following error. ORA-12052: cannot ...
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ORA-12505: TNS:listener does not currently know of SID given in connect descriptor

Couple of days back, I execute shutdown on my DB but it took very long time so I shutdown my m/c. After restarting my machine, I get this exception when I try to connect to my database using TOAD. I ...
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Oracle service names with a minus sign (?)

Are there any reasons not to use minus signs/dashes/hyphens in Oracle service names? DBMS_SERVICE, tnsping and sqlplus seem to be fine, but the documentation says no. We are switching from Oracle ...
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Is commit necessary after DML operation in Function/Procedure?

I wonder to know if it is necessary to write commit after insert/delete/update in function/procedure? Example: create or replace function test_fun return number is begin delete from a; return ...
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Update previous value field

I inherited a database that has multiple tables that contain some form of an object ID, a date, and a value. The metrics depend on comparing the current value on any given date to the previous value ...
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Relationships between subtypes of an entity

I have a very big (hundred of milions rows) table which represent an entity (event) having many subtypes (different kind of recorded events). Each row is identified by an id (obj_id) and has an ...
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How to export a MySQLtable with a longBLOB column to an Oracle database?

In MySQL I have a table: Select * from Dummy; Columns like below: id name salary binary_col 1 a 100 A.pdf 2 b 200 b.pdf 3 c 300 c.pdf 4 d 400 d.pdf 5 e 500 e.pdf ...
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Trouble setting up Nagios to monitor Oracle services

I've got an install of Nagios XI that doesn't seem to want to talk to any of my Oracle services here. I've pulled out the monitoring command and am running it manually, after setting ORACLE_HOME and ...
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Oracle dbms_datapump removes dumpfile after succesful import

I'm working on a PLSQL script to import a Oracle datapump dumpfile using the dbms_datapump package. Each time the script has succesfully imported the contents of the dumpfile I notice that the ...
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Stored Procedure result is not showing in Datagrid pane in Toad for Oracle

Hi I have created a procedure in Toad for Oracle 12. When I execute the procedure it does not show the dataset in datagrid pane. While procedure get executed successfully. What I am doing wrong. ...
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sqlplus is not starting

I have a strange error on a Red Hat machine. InstantClient is installed in and ORACLE_HOME is set to /opt/oracle/product/112030_cl_64/cl/ The user which installed the client was oracle:oinstall. My ...
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What is the cost to create Materialized View log

Recently I ran DBMS_ADVISOR.TUNE_MVIEW and it gives me several lines to CREATE MATERIALIZED VIEW LOG ON "MYSCHEMA"."COMPANY" WITH ROWID CREATE MATERIALIZED VIEW LOG ON "MYSCHEMA"."BOARD" WITH ...
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oracle database login information

In a database there is a username called u1, someone tried to access u1 but due to wrong password it got locked. How to find who did this suspicious activity.
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Migration query taking time

I'm doing a migration from Oracle to SQL Server and, for one of the tables where we have 3 million records, it is taking a lot of time to complete. When I check the activity monitor, I can see the a ...
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Oracle Triggers - Before Update and Before Insert - Separate or Combined?

I'm running Oracle DB 9i. I have a table with various constraints to ensure data integrity. In addition to the constraints, I have triggers on BEFORE INSERT and BEFORE UPDATE to ensure that ...
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Decode Function in Oracle

I have a table named as transaction,in that table trans_type column is there.I want to check the trans_type like bellow if(trans_type = 'AR','AD','AF','AG') then trans_type:='A'; elsif trans_type = ...
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How to use the dbms_sql to get the analyze for insert into statement

declare v_cursor number; stmt varchar2(2000); s varchar2(40); cursor cc1 is select voc.SQL_ID from v$open_cursor voc left join v$sql vs on voc.SQL_ID=vs.SQL_ID where voc.SID in(select sid from ...
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Oracle query is slower the second time

I have a general question about something I'm seeing in performance tuning in Oracle. I have a query that I'm testing. It's too big and complex for me to provide a simple example, sorry! (I tried ...
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Database creation on Linux with dbca: “command not found”

I have installed an Oracle on my machine. When I open a session with VNCServer and type dbca, either as root or as oracle, I get these errors: -bash : -dbca : Command Not found Xlib: connection to ...
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Why does dbms_scheduler max_run_duration not raise event JOB_OVER_MAX_DUR?

Starting from this question and this example I've tried to create an event based dbms_scheduler job, which waits for event JOB_OVER_MAX_DUR raised from jobs, which exceeded their max_run_duration. ...
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How to construct a set-based query for subset problem?

I have a DB of the following structure (picture shows simplified version) How should I construct a query to get only those recipees, that can be cooked, i.e. for each ingredient in a receipe ...
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What is the EXPORT privilege on ORACLE

I have created a user say A. I want to export some of my schemas using A user. For example, I have B and C users. I want to export B schemas using A user. Which grant do I have to use? I am using ...
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oracle emca refusing sys password

I want to reconfigure enterprise manager and change dbcontrol http port but emca is refusing the sys password yet am sure its the correct one am using with sqlplus and even logging onto em db web app. ...
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On reboot listeners don't start but restarting the service after will start them

when I reboot ubuntu the listener service comes up but it doesn't seem to have any listeners lsnrctl status LSNRCTL for Linux: Version 11.2.0.2.0 - Production on 24-JUL-2014 15:34:43 Copyright (c) ...
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different outcome based on function execution method

I am mainlining a legacy system and realize that the answer to this may take a deeper explanation of the code but before I go that far I wanted to make sure the solution wasn't something more simple. ...
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How to Install/Configure Oracle Instant Client on Ubuntu

Installing the Oracle Instant Client on Ubuntu/Debian based systems is awkward since Oracle is RPM centric regarding its Linux support. What's the best way to easily install and configure the Instant ...
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How to verify that a certain commit has been transmitted to standby

Scenario: Oracle Data guard 12c with 1 primary and 1 standby, Max. Av. protection mode Primary open, standby mounted (all green in OEM) Perform a dummy CTAS in primary Question: Without opening ...
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Optimize rows to columns conversion

I have a big Oracle table (around 40 million rows) that looks like this: ID Name Question Answer Reason 3 Name1 1 Yes blah blah 3 Name1 2 No NA 3 Name1 3 ...
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ORA-12154: TNS:could not resolve the connect identifier specified

I've initially posted this question on serverfault.com, but because lack of answers decided to post it here... I'm trying to use bat file/CLI to run SQL script against certain Oracle database with ...
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Update the other columns which are for to have minimum of other 2 columns , difference between 2 columns , and others

I am working on data in oracle 11g as below : subscriber_id | count_s | count_t | min_count | diff | negative_diff | positive_diff 137606401 3 3 3 0 ...
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DB2 (LUW) equivalent for Oracle “drop user cascade”

This question is related to creating and initialising test and development databases for an application that has the database running on LUW (linux-unix-windows) On oracle, we have an os user (on ...
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Why ORA-00932: Inconsistent Types error?

Sorry for the meaningless title, but I couldn't think up a better one. I'm using Oracle 11g r2. The following query raise ORA-00932 error: SELECT BBB.FIELD1 FROM TABLE0 AAA JOIN (SELECT * FROM ...
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Connecting to SQL Server using Oracle SQL Developer

I am using oracle sql developer to manage my oracle database. I recently added third party database jdbc drivers to be able to connect to my new MySQL and SQL Server installations. I need help with ...
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Oracle 10g: Optimizing an update query that uses a subquery

I have the following query within a stored procedure, and I've been trying to improve its performance to no avail. UPDATE TBL_REPORTING REP SET (REP.ISSUER_ID, REP.ISSUER_NAME ) = ( ...
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ORA-00922 encountered in Oracle 11gR2 installer

I've just run the installer for Oracle 11gR2 on a Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) OS. I encountered the "ORA-00922: missing or invalid option" error at the last stage of installation when it was doing ...
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How do you version your Oracle database changes?

I am interested to know what methods other people are using to keep track of changes made to the database including table definition changes, new objects, packages changes, etc. Do you use flat files ...
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Modifying a part (one procedure) in oracle database package

Is it possible to modify an individual procedure inside an Oracle DB Package? instead of recreating (modification is not done using a SQL editor, so cannot modify a place and easily recompile the ...
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How do I Create Tablespace in Oracle 11g?

I am not too savvy in Oracle, and I have been trying to create a TABLESPACE, which keep on giving me an error message of invalid file name. Below is the syntax that I have used: SQL> create ...
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execute .sql script inside an anonymous pl/sql block which is invoked by a shell script

I got a shell script which connects to SQLPLUS and executes the .sql file like below: read a x=`echo $a | cut -d , -f 1` y=`echo $a | sed 's/.*,//'` c=`echo $USER | cut -c -2`"OPR"`echo $USER | ...
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Aggregate function / query in Oracle 11g

I am working in Oracle 11g. I have been racking my brain all day trying to figure out how to write a particular SQL statement (am a Java/.NET Developer, would not consider myself a SQL expert) I ...
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Oracle 10.1 to 10.2

I'm trying to move an Oracle 10g database from 10.1.0.5 running on W2K Server to 10.2.0.5 running on a Windows x64 install (either Win 7 or 2008 R2). I can't upgrade the source server, so I can't ...
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Nested table as condition prevents using index

The following query joining a subquery does a TABLE ACCESS FULL when the master-table uses nested table as condition. When the condition is a simple =, the same query does an INDEX RANGE SCAN as ...
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How to ensure on Oracle RAC One Node that the OWB control service is started on the active node after a planned relocate or unexpected fail-over? [closed]

I followed the document 'How To Install a Warehouse Builder 11g Repository on a RAC' (Doc ID 1571166.1) to set up the OWB repository (11.2.0.4) on my Oracle RAC One Node system. Because it's a RAC One ...
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Difference between database dump (export) and database backup?

What is the drawback using only EXP or EXPDP command for a database dump (and considering it as a backup) instead of taking backups using BACKUP DATABASE command (via RMAN)? What is a difference ...
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How is the default tablespace determined when creating a table?

The Tablespace parameter is optional when creating tables. Upon execution of a CREATE TABLE statement, Oracle assigns the default one if it was not defined. In the default database there is a ...