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Help with getters & setters in PL/SQL

I am not a db guy, and I have a very beginner's knowledge bout PL/SQL. That being clear now the question: I have 2 tables one file level & another batch level. In a day, only 1 file_id is ...
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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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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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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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Improve performance for my plsql block

First of all let me make kind of a disclaimer here: 1) i'm a developer, not an administrator; 2) and i dont have admin rights on my database. 3) table specs : -- oulp_path_attendance_base_t - ...
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How do I manage column order when using PL/SQL's %ROWTYPE records?

I have a table with a large number of columns, which has data gathered from several other tables. I want to write some PL/SQL like: DECLARE TYPE t_toptab_list IS TABLE OF toptab%ROWTYPE; l_data ...
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Error with Oracle trigger, invalid identifier

I have the following DML statement that is working perfectly, i have tried to make it into a trigger but it isn't working. DML statement UPDATE HOLIDAY_RESERVATION R SET SUBTOTAL = NVL((SELECT ...
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Update statement errors, parenthesis, failed validation ORACLE

i am writing an update query and it is giving me errors, what i am trying to do is to take a value multiply it added to another value. Original statement The statement below works flawlessly, ...
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Return a fully dynamic table from an Oracle function

I'd like to write a function with two IN parameters where the first one is a varchar and the second a list of varchars. Based on these I want to return a table with varying column amounts and names of ...
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How to qualify variable inside trigger body (PL/SQL )?

I can explicitly qualify variable in the body of stored procedure or function : create or replace PROCEDURE ptest AS int_val INT; BEGIN ptest.int_val:=0; END; / How to do the same inside trigger ...
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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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ORA-20000: ORU-10027: buffer overflow, limit of 10000 bytes

I got that error when I tried to execute this query: select * from lc_history2 lc where lc.view_name <> 'LC Main' and lc.modifiedtime = (select max(modifiedtime) from lc_history2 l where lc.lc ...
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ORA-01427:single-row subquery returns more than one row

I wrote in PL/SQL Developer: select * from lc_history2 and I got that error: ORA-01427: single-row subquery returns more than one row Can someone help? It's necessary.
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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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PL/SQL: best way to count elements in an array?

Given this: DECLARE TYPE T_ARRAY IS TABLE OF VARCHAR2(2000) INDEX BY BINARY_INTEGER; MY_ARRAY T_ARRAY; V_COUNT INTEGER; I would like to do: BEGIN -- ... some code filling the MY_ARRAY ...
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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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How to use the METHOD_OPT parameter in DBMS_STATS.gather_table_stats

Hi there I was just wondering what would be the difference between these 2 METHOD_OPT parameter settings: FOR COLUMNS SIZE 5 some_column and FOR COLUMNS some_column SIZE 5 both will create a ...
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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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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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Is Using Execute Immediate Bad Practice in Oracle?

So, I've been writing a script which creates a sequence (if it doesn't exist) then copies some data including a value from that sequence before deleting the original source data. As the sequence ...
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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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calculate and return the total estimated chargeable cost

I had a question regarding a small task I've been assigned. Below I have pasted the question and a screenshot of the database layout. Now I just don't understand what exactly I'm meant to create, a ...
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What are the benefits of packages over standalone procedures and functions?

Looking for a canonical answer to the question of why packages should be preferred in an Oracle database over stand alone procedures and functions.
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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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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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PLS-00306 Error: How to find the wrong argument?

PLS-00306: wrong number or types of arguments in call to 'string' Cause: This error occurs when the named subprogram call cannot be matched to any declaration for that subprogram name. The ...
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What is an Effective Way to Count the Number of Pages in Oracle?

We've implemented paging in our PL/SQL procedures by building a dynamic SQL query and then selection only a portion of results. We build implement paging by putting the original query inside a ...
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DBA's Scope in datawarehousing Projects

As a DBA trainee, what needs to be known in order to be part of datawarehousing projects? I mean what resources are suggested to have an overview knowledge of how PL/SQL and other concepts are used ...
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What are the causes and solutions for mutating table errors?

I understand mutating table errors are caused by a design flaw or problematic query. An old query was recently put into production which throws a mutating table error. Our DBA solved the problem but ...
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Functioning of Oracle's Server result Cache

I am reading the Oracle concepts doc and have a doubt [about general cache mechanism ] : PL/SQL function code can include a request to cache its results. Upon invocation of this function, the ...
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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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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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how to write pl/sql named programme for this [closed]

I have a table M_PARAMETER which has a column MMRUN. When this MMRUN='Y' then the User can not modify any transaction in the app's front end. When MMRUN='N' then the User can do the modification. ...
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Table-name.column-name in PostgreSQL?

I would like to use the following syntaxis in my PL/pgSQL code: INSERT INTO table (table.column1, table.column2) VALUES (1, 2); But somehow it doesn't work. Does anybody know if such a notation it ...
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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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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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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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Referencing PL/SQL variables in FOR loop

I have written a PL/SQL script to find the size of a long column in a table. Just to make the script generic I am passing the table Name and column name as variables , but I am getting an error saying ...
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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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Oracle Advanced Queuing LIFO

With Oracle's Advanced Queuing is there a way to dequeue messages in a LIFO (last in first out) order? There is an indication through a lack of information that this is not an option, but perhaps ...
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Which are the Oracle basics required for advanced Oracle.DataAccess usage? [closed]

Successful use of [Oracle.DataAccess.Client] is based on proper understanding of three separate parts of Oracle: SQL PL/SQL sql*plus Here on dba.exchange the following questions target this topic: ...
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Alternatives to an INSERT Trigger

Looking for an example code in Oracle to do the same. i.e. Remove an insert trigger on table T1 whose job is to create a row in T2 based on the derived data. How would this PL-SQL api look like? ...
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How to differentiate between SQL and PL/SQL?

I know the question might sound too stupid, but I never understood this part. SQL*Plus works with both SQL and PL/SQL. How do I know whether some code is SQL or PL/SQL? If my code has a for ...
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Using sys.diana and sys.pidl to parse PL/SQL

It seems to me that it should be possible to parse existing PL/SQL with the packages sys.diana and sys.pidl, but I have found nothing on the internet with the exception of a few scripts that seem to ...
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Identify which parameters were passed to a procedure (Oracle)

Procedures in PL/SQL can have default values for parameters, but the caller can pass values that are identical to the default values. Is there a way from within the PL/SQL to determine whether a ...