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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Security for Application Developers doing PL/SQL work in Oracle

How do you handle the lack of Schema level privileges in Oracle? Oracle’s security architecture works well for applications that only need object level privileges and it works well for DBAs that need ...
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Why is OS authentication considered poor security for Oracle databases?

Oracle is deprecating OS authentication according to the Oracle Database Security Guide, which says Be aware that the REMOTE_OS_AUTHENT parameter was deprecated in Oracle Database 11g Release ...
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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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Is this a new common pattern in Oracle Where exists ( Select NULL FROM…)?

Years ago, it was common to write where exists (Select * from some_table where some_condition) Last year I noticed that many t-sql scripts switched to using the number 1 instead of the star where ...
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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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Feature comparison: Oracle Database and Microsoft SQL Server [closed]

Many companies have a heavy influence on market and technologies around them, and you often compare the products before you choose, e. g. I liked Oracle APEX, its flexibility and features, and we're ...
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How to connect to another db using stored procedures?

I need to get some data from an external db and make some calculations with it in another db, is it possible to connect to an external db from a stored procedure? Thanks guys. PS. Im using Oracle ...
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Can a Wallet be used with SQL Developer? How?

I have a Wallet configured and working fine for SQLPlus. Is there a way to make it work with SQL Developer?
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Is there a way to allow a proxy connection to use passed authentication in a public database link?

I think the answer to this is no, but I could be wrong. If nothing else it might be nice for others to be aware of this limitation of proxy connections.
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Can Oracle be installed on Windows without being an administrator?

Can the oracle software be installed on windows without having administrator privileges?
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Database backups in Oracle - Export the database or use other tools?

One of the "practices" that I've seen about being performed by DBA's in my organization is to treat a full database export using tools like exp / expdp as backup. Would this be a good practice ? What ...
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Oracle Support Tips & Tricks

How can My Oracle Support (Metalink) be used effectively? What are your secret hints to this system? What saved you the most time?
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ORDER BY using custom priorities for text columns

This is a sample table: name | cat ---------- hugo | sal bob | mgr mike | dev jeff | mgr john | dev Both name and cat being Varchar. cat reflects a category for these names, but I like to assign ...
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Comfortable sqlplus interface?

I found sqlplus'interface is rather outdated. It's quite nice to have some commands or keywords at disposal, but for example no "arrow-up" key for the previous history entry is available. What is a ...
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How to find the latest SQL statements within the database?

I like to get the latest executed statements within my database, along with performance indicators. As such, I like to know, which SQL statements were most CPU/DISK intensive.
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How can I query names using regular expressions?

How could I search for a specific pattern in a column? For example, I like to get all user names that start with either letter A or B. (btw: this is tagged oracle, but it might be interesting in ...
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Oracle - Need help with RMAN Active Duplication on Windows 32 bit to a 64 bit

I need to have an Oracle 11g R1 on a Windows 32-bit duplicated to a Windows 64-bit using RMAN Active Duplication. 32-bit setup: Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Ed. SP2 Database - Oracle 11g ...
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Import a Oracle DMP file into a Fresh install of oracle

A client sent us a oracle database we need to test against. We don't use oracle or have any oracle expertise in house. We need to setup the database so we can connect to it and debug a problem. I ...