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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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Find active values of SQLNET.ORA parameters on server

How can I find the active values of SQLNET.ORA parameters on the server? I know how to find the SQLNET.ORA file but there's no guarantee the values in that file are actively used. Parameter changes ...
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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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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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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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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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Find columns referenced by virtual column expression

Does anyone know of any Oracle dictionary views that hold references of 'real' columns to virtual columns? For example lets say I have a table like this: create table t ( c1 varchar2(5) ,c2 as (c1 ...
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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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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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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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How can I connect to a network MySQL server using ODBC?

Somewhere on my company's network there's a (Oracle) MySQL server named FOO. I see FOO reference in SAS code written by my team's analysts, who use SAS's PROC SQL command to connect to it using ODBC. ...
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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 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 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 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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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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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-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-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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What is the fastest way to clone/copy oracle databases on the same machine?

I want to clone oracle databases on the same machine and I need to change user etc. from e.g. PROD to DEV. For that I use expdp/impdp, but this tends to be slow with increasing database size. I need ...
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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 ( ...