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How to reuse code in Oracle Script?

I have a script where I am creating some test data. At the beginning of the script I create some tables where I have to insert the data. Before creating them I check that they do not exist. declare ...
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How to startup a oracle database with sql plus or with any developer tool without connecting to the Database

How to startup a database without connecting to Database. Actually what I did is I shutdown my database and then my sql plus screen hanged and so closed unhandled. then I tried to connect my ...
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How to update foreign keys in a large fact table using FORALL?

I have 2 tables, one is a fact table (100000000 records), and the other is a catalog (2000), I need to update the FK at the fact table, can I use FORALL in this case?. I wrote this but it doesn't ...
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How can I send an email when objects get invalidated?

I have couple stored procedures and a package. Whenever this stored procedure and package goes invalid, I need to send an email. How can I achieve this? Can you please give me an idea how this ...
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How to use variable and drop in test script?

I have to modify certain Oracle Packages. Basically I will be extracting functionality and moving it to C. They provided me with some "Test" scripts that I shoud be able to run to test that my ...
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Using EXECUTE IMMEDIATE inside PL\SQL Block

Using EXECUTE IMMEDIATE inside PL\SQL block makes the whole block commit immediately. begin INSERT INTO Customer ( GUID, STATUS, NAME) VALUES (1,1,'xx'); EXECUTE IMMEDIATE 'CREATE TABLE Shop ( ...
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Strange behavior with context index on matarialized view

We are experiencing a very strange behavior with a materialized view on oracle. Here is the statement that we've used to create the materialized view: CREATE MATERIALIZED VIEW MY_MATERIALIZED_VIEW ...
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Decode Function in Oracle

I have a table named as transaction,in that table trans_type column is there.I want to check the trans_type like bellow if(trans_type = 'AR','AD','AF','AG') then trans_type:='A'; elsif trans_type = ...
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My stored procedures often get invalidated

The reason for invalidation should be because of some DDL activity, but I don't have any DDL in the SPs. I need to find what is that DDL statement. If the object is in an invalid state, when you call ...
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Sorting the view on which the stored procedure runs

I want to sort the view on a particular column before my stored procedure runs. Is there a way to do this through the stored procedure? Can anyone show me a MySQL example? This is what the stored ...
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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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Delete all types created by a user

In Oracle 10g, how do I delete all the types owned by a specific user? This is the view that gives me the types I want to drop:SELECT type_name FROM user_types;
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Why DBMS_METADATA.GET_DLL not work with EXEC command ?

Using Oracle 11g I just trying to understand the concept here.... Why the command bellow not work? (executed at SQL Developer) execute dbms_metadata.get_ddl('VIEW', 'VW_CARGA','INT') Error ...
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how to correctly return values from a function

I would like to create a function that queries a user table by passing a username and a password, the function is supposed to return 'Y' if the username / password are correct and 'N' if they're not. ...
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PL/SQL cursors and records

I am a new to Pl/sql and I need to learn to write simple pl/sql scripts. Is there any difference between cursors and records in PL/sql? So far I find them both similar.
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export query results to file

I am facing the following issue. I want to execute a query and export all the results in a file. My query is saved as in varchar2 type and i can execute immediate on it and give me all the results. ...
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Stored Procedure with ROW instead of a list of parameters

i have a table with 15 columns, and trying to create a stored procedure in PL SQL that will only insert a row in a table using the INSERT statement. i would like to know if it is possible to declare ...
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From keyword missing in view

I am this view which I am trying to compile. Given below is the view. CREATE OR REPLACE FORCE VIEW "My_View" ("my_ORDER", "REQUESTOR", "DEPARTMENT", "HOD", "SHIP_TO", "SOLD_TO", "PRODUCT", ...
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Optional parameter in where condition

I have the following where condition: lr."dateEnd" >= to_date(?, 'dd.mm.yyyy') and lr."dateEnd" <= to_date(?, 'dd.mm.yyyy') All works fine. But the second unnamed parameter is optional. How ...
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Issue with a where clause by using Oracle

I'm currently facing a problem while I'm adding a trigger to the database that I use at home. I'm using : Oracle Database 12c Enterprise Edition Release 12.1.0.1.0 - 64bit Production The problem ...
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PLS-00049 bad bind variable when compiling a trigger

I'm trying to implement a dedupe trigger to a table. CREATE OR REPLACE TRIGGER USER.TBL_ACTION_DEDUP BEFORE INSERT ON USER.ERRORTABLE REFERENCING NEW AS NEW OLD AS OLD FOR EACH ROW BEGIN IF ...
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Is using dbms_utility.format_error_stack to filter errors in the exception block a bad idea?

I'm trying to handle two different exceptions could trigger in an external table that reads a CSV. The code works great, but I'm concerned I'm doing it wrong. SET SERVEROUTPUT ON; DECLARE records ...
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Oracle data obfuscation on specific columns with set field sizes

Would like to obfuscate data held in Oracle tables, but: Requirements only apply to specific columns e.g. personal data obfuscated value should not be longer then column size possibly only ...
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12c Shell to Linux

I am replacing two Oracle 11g servers with 12c TL/DR - when shelling out to a run an O.S. file, the PATH environmental variable is not being set. On the old servers we use an external library to ...
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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 strong ref cursor with dynamic sql

I'm using Oracle 10g. I have a query in a stored procedure that selects entire rows from a table. Currently it returns a strongly typed ref cursor (tablename%rowtype). Now I have to add some dynamic ...
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converting varchar to number while passing to IN clause

I am really stuck here.. Given below is the miniature of what I am trying to achieve. set serveroutput on; declare rajesh varchar2(20); x number(10); begin select wm_concat(stocks_id) into rajesh ...
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'oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleSQLException': ORA-01031: insufficient privileges. (SYS.DBMS_XMLSAVE)

I have this function (written here by someone), placed in the package ENVER.ENCODING_VERIFIER: FUNCTION loadxml_table (p_owner IN VARCHAR2, p_tablename IN VARCHAR2, p_format IN VARCHAR2, p_tmpClob IN ...
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Issue: PLS-00103

I have a package body: PACKAGE BODY "PKG_SYNONYM_TEST" AS type t_table as object ( synWord varchar2(500) ); type t_nested_table as table OF t_table; function search1(i_string varchar2) RETURN ...
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Installing Oracle Database 12c in Windows 7, INS-08109 error [closed]

I'd like to learn PL/SQL so I'm trying to install Oracle. I downloaded the 2 zip files and extracted to the same directory. I run the "setup.exe" file and the install GUI starts: In step 1 I enter ...
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Pl/SQL web application

I have a PL/SQL web application,got the entire DB dump from remote DB. Its very old application, running on oracle 9i. I basically want to get the application up and running on my laptop,but i am not ...
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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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How to run procedure in Oracle SQL developer

Hello I have a table named CITY in oracle SQL developer, my problem is how to run the procedure -- start the script SET SERVEROUTPUT ON SET LINESIZE 400 SET TIMING ON CREATE OR REPLACE PACKAGE BODY ...
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Logical or in oracle PL/SQL

I have this code: declare error1 number; error2 number; error3 number; begin error1 := 1; error2 := 0; error3 := error1 | error2; -- should be error3 = 1 end; But I dont know how to ...
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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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ORA-01410: invalid ROWID

I get ORA-01410: Invalid ROWID error when executing the following piece of code: DECLARE CURSOR c1 IS SELECT e.empno, e.ename, e.sal, d.dname ...
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Where to start with Oracle?

This question only needs one answer: a list of great resources for getting started with Oracle, including Database Administration, PL/SQL and SQL. You may find your question has been closed as a ...
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How to use the dbms_sql to get the analyze for insert into statement

declare v_cursor number; stmt varchar2(2000); s varchar2(40); cursor cc1 is select voc.SQL_ID from v$open_cursor voc left join v$sql vs on voc.SQL_ID=vs.SQL_ID where voc.SID in(select sid from ...
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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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Error ORA-06550

CREATE OR REPLACE PROCEDURE pro_department_report AS v_did department.deptid%TYPE; v_dname department.dname%TYPE; v_sname student.sname%TYPE; v_count NUMBER(2); v_sdid student.deptid%TYPE; CURSOR ...
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table does not exist

CREATE OR REPLACE PROCEDURE ProcedureX() TYPE AVERAGE_COUNT_TBL IS TABLE OF INTEGER; AVERAGE_COUNT AVERAGE_COUNT_TBL; BEGIN INSERT INTO AVERAGE_COUNT VALUES(10); END ProcedureX; It ...
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Cycle or something similar in PL/SQL

Quite often it is necessary to do some repetetive operations / few line queries against set of objects. Let's say you have a list of accounts to unlock via alter user %username% account unlock and ...
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Slow join behaviour with 'or' in predicate

I'm faced with a situation which I can't understand and overcome. In short we have left-join query like: select from a left join b on a.key1=b.key1 or a.key1=b.key2 This works VERY slowly, while ...
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How to fetch file path from a folder through PL/SQL

We upload files on our library on weekly basis. I wanted to fetch the latest uploaded file path/URL from a folder through PL/SQL, but not sure if it's possible. If possible, please suggest what ...
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Is it good practice to check for existence of records before deleting them

I've came across the following SQL/PLSQL while investigating a stored procedure written by someone else: 1. V_COUNT NUMBER(5,0); ......... 2. SELECT COUNT(*) INTO V_COUNT FROM TABLE1 WHERE ...
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Is Oracle free to download?

I am a Java developer and currently I use PostgreSQL as the RDBMS. However, I would also like to learn Oracle. So can I download a latest version of Oracle (11g I guess) for free? I found this link: ...
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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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Error wile debugging (signature buffer too small)

I'm trying to debug a package in SQL Developer, but I keep getting error: ORA-00600: internal error code, arguments: [15419], [severe error during PL/SQL execution], [], [], [], [], [], [] ORA-06544: ...
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Example optimisic offline lock in SQL/PL?

Can someone show me an example of an optimistic offline lock in an Oracle Stored Procedure?
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How to execute this procedure in PL/SQL?

I have this table in the below format: Persnbr | Userfieldcd | Value 01 | Port | Funds 01 | Vip1 | Systems 02 | Port | Bank 02 | Vip1 | Authority This is how I want ...