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UTL_MATCH.JARO_WINKLER_SIMILARITY - how can I set the prefix scale?

I'm using UTL_MATCH's Jaro Winkler similarity function and it seems to be performing well. However, I would like to adjust the prefix scale according to the situation. Is this possible? Is it possible ...
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Help with query to find intersection between arbitary rows of a table under conditions

CREATE TABLE "SYSTEM"."SAMPLE" ("E1" VARCHAR2(20 BYTE), "E2" VARCHAR2(20 BYTE), "E3" VARCHAR2(20 BYTE), "E4" VARCHAR2(20 BYTE) ) PCTFREE 10 PCTUSED 40 INITRANS 1 MAXTRANS 255 ...
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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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How to separate out individual sql statements from Oracle SQL script for execution from java code

I have Oracle DB 11g Enterprise Edition and I want to execute sql script from my java code. I am reading this sql script from a .sql file and the script contains statements such as create table, ...
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Oracle 11: Change global index to local on huge production table

I have big partitioned table with global index. My case is drop old data from archived partitions. I can't simply drop partition because i have global index. So I have idea to use INVISIBLE local ...
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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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What does 'nls' in nls_date_format stand for?

For example: alter session set nls_date_format = 'DD-MON-YYYY hh24:mi:ss'; changes the date format for the session. What is nls here?
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Can I exchange partition between two table with partition with same name?

I am trying to restore one partition from a backup table. Both tables have partitions with the same name. My goal is to grab the data from the backup table partition x and put it in original table ...
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Use different Windows account in pl/sql

Is it possible to use/log in to a different account in pl/sql. For example, I would like to write to a file in a folder only a specific account has access to. Here's an example of what I mean: Other ...
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Is there a way to pass to execute immediate only once a variable but use it several times?

I have a Cursor that gets its data from a script along these lines: OPEN myCursor FOR SELECT value1 AS Value1, myPackage.function1 (value1, :myId) AS Result1, myPackage.function2 (value1, :myId) ...
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PL/SQL : query numeric data type by scale?

Wish to select rows with number fields having a certain amount of data after the decimal eg select number from table where number.scale > 4; Is this possible to do directly, or must I cast to ...
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Is there any prevalent logging packages in PL/SQL similar to java and .Net counterparts

Normally in java or C# , I would use a following construct when try and catch errors. Bad Exception Handling in C# and Java try { // do something } catch(Exception ex) { } Good Exception ...
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how to create and insert into a table in an anonymous block

I have PL/SQL anonymous block that creates a table (using execute immediate) and then inserts data into the table. When the block compiles, it gives me an ORA-00942: table or view does not exist ...
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How to check parameter value existence in a procedure?

The following is a procedure that uses 2 parameters: customer_code and pay_amount. The procedure works as expected, however when I enter wrong cus_code I get this error instead of my custom checking: ...
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How to speed up a query with a lot of subqueries

I have a query which uses a series of functions to return the status of each document for a loan. SELECT loan_number, borrower_name, get_application_status(loan_number, ...
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Get timing on individual queries in Anonymous code block

I have a set of queries that I need to run in succession, carrying the result from the previous query into the next. My only need is the execution time on the last query in the list, but SET TIMING ON ...
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Could Not Be Accessed Value Of The For Loop Counter In PL/SQL

I try to learn PL/SQL for loops in tutorials. I learn flow of control in a for loops. (And i saw that it is same with most of the other programming languages) Here is the flow of control in a for ...
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PL/SQL doesnt return rows

Please help me debug this: Working: When I execute: set serveroutput on declare middle_name varchar2(30); begin middle_name := '0000000231'; for x in ( select ...
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Testing AFTER INSERT Trigger

I have the following table: CREATE TABLE Train( Train_No integer PRIMARY KEY, Loco_No integer REFERENCES Locomotive(Loco_No), Back_Loco_No float REFERENCES Locomotive(Loco_No), ...
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DB stored procedures: how do they help increase security in web systems?

The usage of Oracle PL/SQL procedures for controlling data access is often emphasized in PL/SQL books and other sources as being more secure approach. I'v seen several systems where all business logic ...
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PLSQL Package - Catching Errors in procedure (Oracle)

I have a problem with my package (and procedure) not catching exceptions. I have the below code: CREATE OR REPLACE PACKAGE process_orders IS PROCEDURE add_order ( order_num NUMBER, ...
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Return many rows on a plsql Oracle10g

I'm doing a little project and I need to do a plsql to return many rows. I have someting like: Table(id, data1, data2, from) And the user gives me the value of from and I have to return all that. ...
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Alter in PL SQL Loop

I just started learning PL/SQL an hour ago... I'm trying to set profile settings dynamically... I select distinct profile names from dba_users and I'm trying to run an alter profile command for each ...
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Logging/profiling an unpredictably slow stored procedure

I have a stored procedure that sometimes runs significantly slower than others. I have two different timers measuring the execution time at different scopes. One is in the client code, measuring only ...
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Virtual Column - Using it in view (Oracle)

I have made a virtual column in Oracle, using the following code. CREATE OR REPLACE function email_address (ID_ varchar2) return varchar2 deterministic as lname varchar2 (256); snumber varchar2 ...
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Within a PL/SQL procedure, wrap a query or refcursor in HTML table

It seems really easy if you are using SQL*Plus to use SQL> set markup html on; and get some lovely results to the SQL*Plus window. we have an oracle job that runs overnight and sends an email ...
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Oracle implicit parameter casting - why doesn't it always work? (ORA-06502 error)

I have a Java (Spring) app that uses Oracle 10 as DB. Some legacy code has wrong parametrization of PL/SQL procedures. For instance, some input parameters are declared as OracleTypes.VARCHAR in Java ...
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How to compare dates on minute level in plsql?

If I'm correct, then date comparison on seconds level is as simple as SELECT 1 FROM sample_table WHERE sysdate <= sample_table_date_field; but haven't found any simple or stable solution for ...
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I can't select directly from a table I created

My client created a user in his Oracle instance for me to install the objects I have created in my local instance. However, this strange behavior prevents me to deliver my project. I guess it's a ...
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sql query - table@string meaning

I am trying to understand a query . When I run the below query , no rows are fetched. select * from Table But when I run the query , a result is returned having multiple rows. select * from ...
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Passing parameters to a procedure executed by DBMS_SCHEDULER

I have a scheduler program that runs a stored procedure that requires input parameters. BEGIN DBMS_SCHEDULER.DROP_PROGRAM (program_name => 'MYSCHEMA.EXPORT_SCHEMA_STARTING'); END; ...
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Oracle Packages, Procedures and Functions Not Respecting Roles

When you create a package, sproc or function in one schema (say, SCHEMA1) that accesses objects in another schema (SCHEMA2), even when SCHEMA1 has appropriate permissions to the respective SCHEMA2 ...
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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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Overhead of DBMS_Profiler

If I use DBMS_Profiler to profile a long running (5 hour) PL/SQL script, how much longer should I expect the script to run with profiling? I realize this will be dependent on what the script is ...
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Piplelined Result Set over Database Link Alternatives

Since a pipelined result set cannot be returned over a database link (see MOS note 560743.1), what workarounds/alternatives are there. I can think of a few, but I'd rather not lead the question. I ...
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PL/SQL + after login seems Not see tnsnames.ora file on my PC

I get the following error when I login in by PL/SQL - please advice how to fix this? Data character set (UTF8) and client character set (IW8MSWIN1255) are different character set conversion may ...
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insufficient privileges while executing oracle stored procedure?

Im getting insufficient privileges error while executing the following oracle stored procedure. Im using Oracle Database 10g Express Edition. CREATE OR REPLACE PROCEDURE sp_update_acounts( ...
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SSIS PL/SQL task hangs with message “Multiple-step OLE DB operation generated errors.”

I've configured a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SSIS package with an Execute SQL Task to run a PL/SQL query on an Oracle 10.2 database. The Execute SQL Task (named "SQL Update MY_STATUS flag") is ...
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fastest way to generate permutations of a table with n columns and put in a new table added one more question to same how to remove duplicate rows

As i am from mathematics background and require to do some huge permutations to start in my work kind help. If i have a table by name sample1 with n columns what is fastest way to get all the ...
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Fill Database With Recursive Factorial Function

I want to calculate table's all of the rows's factorials value. And then i want to insert to each row's factorial value in table. so that i create table like as below: TABLE:FACTORIALS ...
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SQL query to identify missing hinted indexes

We have a fairly large number of queries using index hints in our 11.2.0.4 database. I recently uncovered some performance issues and found that some of the indexes referenced by the query hints were ...
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Procedure to update tables when the difference of values is less than 10% [closed]

I use Oracle database. I have 2 tables. Table1 with the following details: Table-1 emp.no | salary 1 | 2000 2 | 3000 3 ...
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SQL - Optimize table population with dynamic queries

I need to optimize the following pl/sql procedure. So, fundamentally my question is: There is a way you can do a bulk insert in a pl/sql that could be more efficient than loop through an associative ...
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PLSQL using cursors or functions to query repeated data

Is it better to declare a commonly used lookup query as a package function or as a function (either returning rows or values or returning a sysref cursor)? Whats the difference? What are the best ...
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How to create a function(table_name) that return a collection in Oracle?

I need to create a function in Oracle that accepts a table name and return a collection the content of which is based the table that accepted. I've been doing some search, many examples are of the ...
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How do I delete a file that has been locked by UTL_FILE?

I wrote a flakey PL/SQL script that crashed out and forgot to close the file handle (type UTL_FILE.file_type). Now I can't delete the file. Short of restarting the instance or rebooting the box, is ...
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Transform XPath map into XML document using relational data [closed]

Background Most modern databases have XML functions that can be used to extract data in an XML format. I want to avoid the task of manually calling XML functions to extract the data. This problem ...
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PL/SQL problem statement for homework study [closed]

Good afternoon, I have a PL/SQL (&etc) exam in a few weeks, so I thought it would be good to do a couple of PL/SQL projects/assignments in preparation. Can you give me a good resource of ...
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ORM-style server-side programming languages (OO replacement for PL/SQL?)

Good evening, Is there an Object Oriented replacement for PL/SQL, allowing server side procedures to be written [and then called client or server side]? (for MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle or etc.)
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Oracle insert max from two date

I want to create an insert statement in a PL/SQL Script that inserts the larger of two different values. Conceptually, what I want to do is something like Insert into MYTABLE (DATE_INSERT) VALUE ...