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Split a string in different columns on basis of no of spaces

i want to split a string in different columns in the following manner through oracle Input String: hello how are you doing Output: hello how, how are, are you, you doing please help guys.. !! ...
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Clarification on usage of Serially Reusable Pragma for Oracle 10g

I need to make packages for Oracle 10g that can be changed while users are still logged in an using an application that makes database calls through PL/SQL. Unfortunately, anytime a package is updated ...
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Duplicate data in a table given table name

For a performance testing application we need to have lot more data in our tables than what we have now. How do I duplicate the data in a table. In the process of duplicating I also need to set new ...
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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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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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Reviewing ways to generate monthly tables using PL/SQL automatically

I am attempting to automate a set of tables that my colleagues produce monthly, using PL/SQL. The set of tables contain data about different metrics (e.g. Customer revenue, customer demographic ...
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FACT table loading

I have the below table structure : Ticket# Tckt_type Amount Acct Num 1 abc 10 1001 1 def 20 1002 So, for the same ticket number, there ...
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Insert Into does not work with multiple rows

Here Is my code : CREATE OR REPLACE TRIGGER LOAN_RP AFTER INSERT OR UPDATE ON FUND_DISBURSE REFERENCING NEW AS NEW OLD AS OLD DECLARE V_FA FUND_DISBURSE.FUND_AMT%TYPE; V_RC NUMBER ...
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Split comma separated entries to rows

I have a Table like this: | ID | OtherID | Data +--------+-----------+--------------------------- | 5059 | 73831 | 5103,5107 | 5059 | 73941 | 5103,5104,5107 | 5059 | 73974 | ...
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how to change a user password while checking the current password in oracle?

In my application I have a change password form which users enter their current password and the new password. Then I change their password using the following command: alter user user_name ...
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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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Not able to update MySQL table using Oracle: Unknown column in 'where clause' {42S22,NativeErr = 1054}

I have the following tables: MySQL table: jti_member_interact CREATE TABLE `jti_member_interact` ( `INT_MEMBER_ID` int(11) NOT NULL, `INT_ID` int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `INT_SOURCE` ...
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SELECT from Function that return CURSOR

I would like to select from a function that return a SYS_REFCURSOR Type value. for example : CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION my_funtion ( my_param IN VARCHAR2) RETURN SYS_REFCURSOR IS ...
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Rows to columns

I am new to Oracle. I know MySQL. I wrote below query in MySQL: Tables: CREATE TABLE agl_asset ( asset_id BIGINT(20) NOT NULL, caption VARCHAR(64) DEFAULT NULL, description VARCHAR(4000) ...
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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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Modify text file with Oracle PL/SQL

I'm trying to open and replace a string in a text file with the following procedure: BEGIN v_file_name := 'text_file.txt'; v_filehandle := utl_file.fopen(v_file_dir, v_file_name, 'W'); v_id_nextval ...
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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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Oracle Package in Data Dictionary that can't be dropped

I've encountered a very interesting problem that I can't figure out how to fix. I have a package that I wanted to create on my database with a wrapped body. I mistakenly omitted the word "BODY" from ...
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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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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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how to update 'update trigger fired record's column?

I'm new on this task. I tried to update when I/F table insert after trigger. but it wasn't work.. There is my trigger source like.. create trigger T_ATABLE_I after insert on ATABLE for each row ...
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How to cast as type of a table column?

I have multiple views with union like this: select column1, column2 from mytable union select cast(extcol as nvarchar2(15)), cast(extcol2 as nvarchar2(10)) from exttable But later I change the size ...
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Alter trigger Oracle

Does alter trigger hang if a table is locked by some DML operation ? What kind of exception does it throw? Resource busy 0054 or some other exception...? I have tried to reproduce this scenario but ...
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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 ...
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Why is there a difference in the character limit for VARCHAR2 in SQL and PL/SQL?

While working with some large scripts I encountered errors related with the 4000 character limit that VARCHAR2 has in SQL but not in PL/SQL. As explained here the VARCHAR2 datatype has a 4000 ...
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How to create script file with PL/SQL?

I have to update several objects in many instances. In order to achieve that I am using DBMS_METADATA to create the DDL statements. So far I have the DDL statements and I save them in a TABLE. I ...
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Compare two big tables in PL/SQL

I need to implement comparing 2 tables by set of keys (columns of compared tables). By this comparing i should check equal records (equal = equal by set of defined keys (columns in these input ...
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Why do we use Group by 1 and Group by 1,2,3 in SQL query?

In SQL queries, we do use Group by clause to apply aggregate functions. But what is the purpose behind using numeric value instead of column name with Group by clause? For example: Group by 1.
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How to Avoid Mutating Error in Oracle

I am using Oracle 11g. I have a this trigger: create or replace TRIGGER TRG_UPD_RAPRJCT11 AFTER UPDATE OF CURRENT_STATUS ON AGL_RAPROJECT FOR EACH ROW BEGIN IF (:OLD.CURRENT_STATUS='Review2' and ...
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Oracle - Slow queries without prepending schema name or providing hint

I am logged in as the schema owner in Oracle 11gR2 on Linux. I have 55 million rows in table. select max(col) from table; - takes 300 seconds (index full scan) select max(col) from schema.table; - ...
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Enumerate Oracle tables in PLSQL

How do you run a query to list all tables, or all tables where tableName like '%abc%'. Just poking around, I tried the following with no success: select * from SYS.TAB$ select * from SYS.OBJ$ ...
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ORA-00942 when trying to select from gv$session inside of procedure

I have been tasked with allowing developers to kill their own sessions in the Development database. I've written a procedure, but for some reason I'm getting PL/SQL: ORA-00942: table or view does not ...
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Rollback in Oracle

I am having a problem in Oracle rollback. In my stored procedure I have multiple insert and update statements. If every thing is fine I am sending success message and also I am tracing success status ...
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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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Commit and rollback in Oracle stored procedure

In my Oracle stored procedure, I have multiple insert and update statements like below: create or replace PROCEDURE SPTest AS BEGIN insert into emptest(empid,empname,deptno) (1,'ravi',10); ...
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sequence id in oracle

I am using Oracle 11g. I have a senario like: I need to increase auto increment id like below 00000001 00000002 00000003 00000004 For example, my table looks like below id empid name ...
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DB2 UPDATE TRIGGER

I am trying to create a trigger in a DB2 database that runs on the update of a column in one table, and then fills in another table with certain values. For example, there is a power unit table with ...
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Allowing users to compile / run PLSQL and SQL

As a DBA - assuming my users are knowledgeable with PLSQL and SQL - why would I not grant my users privileges to compile and run their own PLSQL code. We have an MI database environment where the data ...
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Allowing users access to SQLPLUS and to compile PLSQL [duplicate]

As a DBA - assuming my users are knowledgeable with PLSQL and SQL - why would I not grant my users privileges to compile and run their own PLSQL code. We have an MI database environment where the data ...
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How to raise_application_error beyond a when others clause

Background: I've used a few Oracle articles to develop an error package, with some procedures. One of these is Log_And_Return which is called throughout the database. I've simplified it for brevity, ...
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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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ORA-01410 Error

I am getting ORA-01410 and ORA-06512 for the following block of code in a trigger im firing for deletion of a record in my table. Are the calls correct ? getlong ('xxx', 'YYY', :OLD.ROWID), getlong ...
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Oracle: How to split records across days

I have data with two timestamp columns startdate and enddate. The data is produced continuously everyday and some records are such that the startdate is one day and the enddate is the nextday as it ...
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Oracle PLSQL code recovery

I cannot connect to my database as admin, even using connect descriptor neither via RMAN. I am getting TNS-12514 error. I consider to install new instance. Questions: 1) Can I restore/recover PLSQL ...
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Is there anyway to search PL/SQL reserved words with contains function?

Is there anyway to search PL/SQL reserved words with the contains function in the Oracle? We would like to search keywords such as "test for" or "test do" with the contains or catsearch functions ...
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Problem with procedure performance

I'm having problem in Oracle, where I have two procedures that are executed one after the other. Where the first procedure, I have a cursor that does insert into a table. This insert has about 30 ...
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Oracle SQL Loader - BULK UPDATES

Can SQL loader be used to do bulk updates? I have a table that holds customer information. The table has a primary key and it has 5 columns pertaining to the customer. Now we created three more new ...
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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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How to detect in which schema a procedure is called?

I'm struggling with a problem in Oracle 12.1 regarding to procedures. We are using a data isolation approach based on schemas. We use one schema as PUBLIC and each project has exactly the same ...
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Is it impossible to iterate table rows in Oracle PL/SQL without using a cursor?

I wanted to figure out if it was possible to avoid using cursor to iterate the table rows in PL/SQL and tried the following script: set serveroutput on; declare v1 tbl_plant.plant_id%type := 0; ...