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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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Can an active session in oracle be dead?

I have a time consuming query which populates a materialized view. It has been running for 18 hours - which was not expected. SELECT STATUS FROM V$SESSION WHERE SID=194; The above query shows the ...
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Use LDAP for name look up with Oracle Instant Client

Partly as a result of having problems with conflicting versions or bitness with the full installation of Oracle client, my development team (of which I'm a member) has been moving towards using Oracle ...
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Update all rows

I want to know the most efficient manner to update every row in an extremely large Oracle table for a single column. For example: update mytable set mycolumn=null; or: update mytable set ...
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How to avoid hardcoding a database link name in a package body

I have a PL/SQL package that copies data from a remote DB2 database using a database link. To keep the package configuration-independent I wrapped the remote table in a view. But a single field in a ...
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Do OR conditions in Oracle SQL queries spoil index use / cause full table scan?

I have a query on Oracle 11g of the following type, which results in a series of highly inefficient full table scans: select t.Id, t.ObjectId, t...[other Tasks columns] , od1...[ObjectData1 ...
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Importing a different character set export dump into another DB instance

I am trying to import a given dump file using oracle imp utility. However; I am facing the following issues. C:\Users\AD>imp DB_USER/*****@dev1 file=C:\test\db42312.dmp log=C:\test\import2.log ...
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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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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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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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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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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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sql error on script execution. try deleting repository before creating repository

I want to migrate my mysql databse to oracle. I have followed the migration demo from this url http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/migration/connect-step-mysql-1946352.html but I got this ...
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Oracle 12c connection to SQL Server 2014

I have installed Oracle 12c on Centos 7 and I wanted to connect SQL Server 2014 using freeTDS so I installed: FreeTds. unixODBC. then configured odbc on the linux so when I run isql dsn username ...
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How to get status of “opatch prereq CheckApplicable” via script

I want to check if a patch is Applicable via opatch prereq CheckApplicable -oh <oracle home> -ph <patch home> but the returncode is always 0! It doesn't matter if the text output says ...
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Oracle: built in SQL pretty-print?

Oracle has some packages that will dump objects in SQL format, such as dbms_metadata.set_transform_param. One option that can be set is to "pretty print" the SQL. Is there anything in Oracle that ...
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what is causing the reads in this configuration?

i have a setup here where we use a Solaris 10 x86, zpool for oracle12c-redo-log using mirrored disks and mirrored ZIL. logbias="latency", recordsize=128: pool: xxxxxx01_redo00 state: ONLINE scan: ...
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Fast restore of dropped partitions

I want to test the restore of errorneously dropped partitions of a subpartitioned tables. This restore would consist of three steps: restore the database (or at least the necessary tablepsaces) to ...
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Oracle instead of trigger update performance issue

I have a large table containing over 15million records with 4 columns that form a compound key. Because we use a development environment that doesn't support compound keys I was required to create a ...
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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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Replacement for Pragma Restrict references

Up to Oracle 11.1 you could mark a package as only reading from the database by adding PRAGMA RESTRICT_REFERENCES( DEFAULT, WNDS); This has now been deprecated. I would like to enforce read only on ...
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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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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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How do I get information about how an index set was created in Oracle?

A long time ago I created a CTXCAT index with an INDEX SET using ctx_ddl.create_index_set and ctx_ddl.add_index but forgot to save the DDL anywhere and now I need to recreate this index on another ...
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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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Why OEM RMAN backup jobs fail after changing the preferred credentials?

In an Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 11.2.0.4.0 - 64bit Production, Running on Oracle Linux 6.5, we configured full RMAN backup schedule using OEM (Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g ...
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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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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 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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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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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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oracle streams apply: how to get a reason why LCR message was not applied

I've set up bidirectional oracle streams replication (11gR1) using identical scripts on both machines (DB1 and DB2). Although changes from DB1 are being applied to DB2, changes from DB2 to DB1 aren't. ...
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Oracle XE TNS Listener fails to start

I freshly installed Oracle XE 11.2.0.2.0 and found out that the TNS Listener service fails to start. At first I tried to start the Windows service by hand. After the failure this is the entry in 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*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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trigger to first validate values in other table and then update

I have problem coding a trigger. The table structure is this: table 1: inventory field 1: item_code(PK) field 2: item_desc field 3: unit_price table 2: stock_master field 1: item_code(fk) ...
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Oracle migration to SQL Server

I am working in a Oracle 11g database migration to SQL Server 2012, I did the migration using SSMA v5.3 and all works fine. However, I did re-write code in some objects like triggers and stored ...
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Oracle tuning strategy for columns with long tails

We have an Oracle 11g database, where the two biggest tables are Customer and Order. The order profile of our customers has a long tail: we have millions of customers, with most only having a small ...
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Allow user select from table in another user's schema that has policies set

I have an oracle10g database with 2 users - user A and user B. I want to select data from a table in user A's schema from user B. I have granted user B select privileges on the table in question but ...