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What the SIDs on all the nodes? Is this really the same DATABASE. For example you can have 3 node cluster having a single ASM on all the nodes, but database A is clustered on node1/node2. But database B runs only on the node 3. The database B then is still started and stopped by the Clusterware, but is not clustered. You can also check output from: ps -ef ...


My best and most speculative guesses are: A lookup table. Used as a control/pick list for an application or report A dimension. Used in a data warehouse. A log table. Used for logging. Left over junk fron an adhoc query, data migration, report filter etc. Aaron was right... But I couldn't resist ; ) To me, the names imply that it's to distinguish ...

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