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Oracle Calling a Procedure Returning a CURSOR in another Procedure

I have 2 packages and a procedures that return a sysref cursor. Now i want to call either of the 2 packages and procedures in another package and procedure that will take the decision on an input ...
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Migrating stored procedure from Sybase to Oracle having temporary tables

I am migrating a few stored procedures from Sybase to Oracle using Oracle Developer tool. The tool migrates alomost 70%-80% of the stored procedures except a few cases where there is a temporary table ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 Triggers - Before Update and Before Insert - Separate or Combined?

I'm running Oracle DB 9i. I have a table with various constraints to ensure data integrity. In addition to the constraints, I have triggers on BEFORE INSERT and BEFORE UPDATE to ensure that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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execute .sql script inside an anonymous pl/sql block which is invoked by a shell script

I got a shell script which connects to SQLPLUS and executes the .sql file like below: read a x=`echo $a | cut -d , -f 1` y=`echo $a | sed 's/.*,//'` c=`echo $USER | cut -c -2`"OPR"`echo $USER | ...
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Pass the unix variable to the ddl command inside a pl/sql block

I would like to create a db link dynamically, using the input given in the unix session. i.e. the remote db name and db instance would be given by the user, in unix, which are VAR1 and VAR2. Now, from ...
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How to add a column in table via stored procedure? [closed]

create or replace procedure SP_PARAMETER_TEST -- this is my table ( NAME_KEY in VARCHAR2 -- this contains a value assume NAME_KEY contains "Gypsum" ) is begin ALTER TABLE PARAMETER_TEST ADD ...
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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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Mutating Error , How to solve it

CREATE OR REPLACE TRIGGER LOAN_RP AFTER INSERT OR UPDATE ON FUND_DISBURSE REFERENCING NEW AS NEW OLD AS OLD FOR EACH ROW DECLARE V_FA FUND_DISBURSE.FUND_AMT%TYPE; V_RC NUMBER (10); ...
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dbms_audit_mgmt.clean_audit_trail not purging

my current database version is 11.2.0.3.0. I'm trying to purge my audit trail with a procedure. In my procedure I got this part of code: SYS.dbms_audit_mgmt.clean_audit_trail( audit_trail_type ...
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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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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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How to reference a table from another schema inside a package?

I am using TOAD to create a package in a Schema that I have am owner. My package uses tables of another schema. The package has a procedure that uses a cursor. When I create the package I get ...
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Running DBMS_AUDIT_MGMT package under other user than SYS

I want to run DBMS_AUDIT_MGMT package under user CENTRUMADMIN. But error occurs even when I try to run this part of code: BEGIN DBMS_AUDIT_MGMT.init_cleanup( audit_trail_type => ...
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Insert with different key values to avoid contraint violation

I have a set of Inserts traced of a database and I want to issue them into another similar one. The problem is that I'm getting contraint violation errors due the similar database already has the keys ...
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ora 20001 error in oracle dbms scheduler

i have written a test job like begin DBMS_SCHEDULER.CREATE_JOB ( job_name => 'test_job' ,job_type =>'plsql_block' ,job_action => 'null' ,enabled => true ); end; / after a while when ...
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Specific issue on data pump API in oracle

I have a client/server architecture. Using an Oracle dbms on the database server side. I need to perform a user-triggered (from client side) backup of the database, where the best way to perform that ...
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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 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 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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Reset every Oracle sequence to the MAX value of its target table PK?

I finally got around to migrating from MySQL to Oracle and was pleasantly surprised just how well of a job the SQLDeveloper Migration tool did. It even took my AUTOINCREMENT fields and created ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to display '0' against an empty database field (number) with defined fomat mask [duplicate]

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 25,000 Data2 ...