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9i streams capture doesn't evaluate rules

I have a streams replication set up between two oracle 9.2.0.8 instances as sources and an 11g instance as a destination, processing a small subset of data from each database (let it be one table ...
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Is Oracle's dbms_utility.get_hash_value algorithm documented do reverse engineered anywhere?

I'm working with an existing database where passwords are hashed like this: DBMS_UTILITY.GET_HASH_VALUE(the_username || the_password, 1000000000, 1073741824) I know that this is bad for various ...
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Why would function based indices I’ve created lower the cost but now show up in the explain plan breakdown?

Sorry for the terrible column/table names but since this is for a work project I wanted to insure it was ok to ask. I was just hoping to at least learn why I'm not seeing my functional indices being ...
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Should I group by and then join, or join and then group by?

(oracle's optimizer does the same thing for both approaches when just two tables are involved, thus my question involves three tables) Assume three tables t1, t2 and t3 with a pairwise 1:n ...
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Mismatched Oracle drivers - need upgrade (10.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.5)

I was forwarded here by recommendation from Stack Overflow ...... We are running Oracle Enterprise software on various client and DB servers and we are experiencing a problem (outlined here) where ...
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asm diskgroup drop from another asm instance

I have created long time back one ASM RAC setup and I created one diskgroup with some name say xyz. I think that instance is gone but the diskgroup was not dropped exclusively using command drop ...
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Historical SQL Monitoring

Is there a built-in Oracle feature that extends Real-Time SQL Monitoring to historical activity? I am specifically interested in getting wait events aggregated at the SQL operation level, not just ...
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Does Oracle ADO.NET varchar parameter size influence query plan reuse?

I am considering to apply a fix which will generate constant parameter sizes for (n)varchar parameters. The application is based on NHibernate with the old OracleClientDriver (using Microsoft Oracle ...
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Oracle Text - Changing SYNC to MANUAL not working always

Oracle version is 11g. When the Oracle Text index is created, SYNC option is given as "ON COMMIT". Before inserting large number of records, SYNC is changed to "Manual" for performance reason. Below ...
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Oracle Select Query Over Database Link Suddenly Hangs Endlessly

I have a query that's been in use for years and today it started hanging endlessly. I took the query apart and found the piece causing it to hang is a simple join on a primary key that should run like ...
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Insert into table from a query to a linked database hangs

I have a schema with some database links to other schemas that we use to pull data from. We pull the data into a staging table, massage it, and then do some merges into our schema/database. The data ...
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Oracle 11g R2 - same query sometimes fast, sometimes slow

I have a simple update query on a table with about 100 rows in it: UPDATE RESULTS_DATA SET IMAGE_BLOB=:myBlob WHERE MEASUREMENT_INDEX=:mIndex AND BATCH_ID=:batchId AND SYSTEM_ID=:sysId ...
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Oracle 10g weird behaviour

We have a thick client application using an Oracle 10g database. We recently upgraded the application and in the process migrated the database tables from a latin to unicode character set. After the ...
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Access 2010 linked table - solve the “decimal field's precision” error

I have an Access 2003 database (running on Win 7 64-bit, Office is also 64-bit) that has many linked tables pointing to an Oracle 11g instance through 64-bit Oracle ODBC driver. Most of the tables ...
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Oracle high Paging Faults

What are the reasons that lead to terrible high Paging faults. The following is the topas information and background about the Environment. OS: AIX 6.1 Softwares: Oracle 11gR2 Paging Space:30720 ...
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Standby controlfile error

I am doing dataguard. I have manually done a backup for the standby database. It was working fine. Problem arose when I used the standby controlfile. On the primary, I have created a standby ...
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Where can I find a syntax reference for Oracle SQL Developer's “Generate DB Doc” function?

Oracle SQL Developer (I'm using v3.2) has a feature called "DB Doc", which generates documentation for database objects. I mostly want to use it to generate documentation for my stored procedures, ...
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Why does Oracle hang on “ALTER TABLE ADD … NOT NULL”?

Using Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition Release 10.2.0.1.0, the operations below have completely stumped me. The first locks up (table has DDL lock, finally killed query after 20+ minute wait). ...
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Oracle sqldeveloper Database Diff - not seeing indexes/sequences

I am using Oracle SQL Developer's database diff tool to compare schemas. (SQL developer version : 3.2.09) It works great on some environments, but in one, I can only see differences in tables - the ...
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Oracle 11g .DMP viewer

I have received a dump of a Oracle 11.2.0.2.0 db, which I'd like to export to some readable format like plain text, CSV, excel... Is that possible in some sort of a simple way? I've found a few ...
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oracle crash - not starting

We have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise x64 Oracle 10.2.0.3 Adempiere - ERP We had a power breakdown at 03.00 AM. At 07.30 AM we started the server At 08.00 our colleagues observed that the ...
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SQL Developer Data Modeller and Data Dictionary question

I'm not a DBA but I am a (mostly!) competent SQL report writer. Can I trouble you DBAs for some pro-knowledge, please? I can connect SQL Developer to Oracle XE's data dictionary without any problem, ...
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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 ...
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SQL*Plus, @, and relative paths

Somehow, it seems that SQL*Plus (at least on Windows) is unable to locate a script with a relative path when called with @@ and when the path starts with a single or double dot. For example, under ...
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What do I need to do to avoid ORA-32696 errors?

I have a SELECT query using several WITH blocks. Sometimes it runs successfully. Very often it fails with the error "Lookup Error - Oracle Database Error: ORA-32696: HTI: No free slot". I Googled the ...
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ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied

I've come across the abnormal situation, and can't understand what happens. I am connecting databases using PL/SQL Developer 8.0.4.1514(I've also tried v7,but same) . Sometimes(When I am trying to ...
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Oracle GoldenGate replication is stuck

I deployed Oracle GoldenGate to integrate many-to-one databases. After initial loading everything works fine. Until recently, some of the replicat seem to stuck and do not proceed to change ...
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Isssue with Database Links converting OEM Job to DBMS_Scheduler Job

We had an OEM job that would run a PL/SQL block using a particular database users credentials. The credentials are the same for two different databases, so there was no problem for the block to use a ...
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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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DTC Timeout when trying to update oracle table through link that contains a text index

Problem Given is a SQL Server connected to an ORACLE Instance as a Linked Server. It’s using the Oracle Client OLEDB Provider. When doing an update in a transaction on a table having a CTXSYS.CONTEXT ...
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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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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 ...