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Apr
22
comment I have a table from which I can retrieve information but I cannot update or delete information
what database and what version? Do you have rights to update and delete but not select for that table?
Apr
20
comment Do data types go into a Relational Data Model (RDM)?
Most people like the lines between tables to not cross. takes more work but even a large diagram can be a thing of beauty if you take the time.
Apr
1
comment Oracle: Create a hidden user for RMAN backups only
You should ask a new question about how to do RMAN backups complete with the details of what storage you have available to back up, how big is the database, what is the expectation for loss of data (ie unwilling to loose more than an hour of data entry implies taking backup and moving logs off the server every hour)
Mar
31
comment Oracle: Create a hidden user for RMAN backups only
so what happens when you open a command line and type in RMAN when logged in as a user who is a member of ORA_DBA?
Mar
26
comment how to prevent any update to my database before a exp operation?
well you could do that for every user except SYS, SYSDBA but then existing sessions would still continue to run and someone could still log on who was in the ORA_DBA group (windows OS) and connect as sys, and jobs would still run..
Mar
20
comment migration of oracle xe 10 to xe 11 fails with wrong paths used in the import
I don't suppose just exporting or datapumping the schemas you are interested in rather than a full export will work?
Mar
18
comment EAV table question
It all depends.... how many entries, your budget for hardware and software or is this a thought experiment? Either way the amount of space a single table occupies versus several tables is not a determining factor in the speed of a query.
Mar
18
comment Failed to connect to oracle SQL Plus
@roukaya from your answer you know how to shutdown and restart the database. Did this solve your problem?
Mar
14
comment Removing editioning from an Oracle user
@Phil Post your test case and I will accept it as the answer
Mar
12
comment Continuous replication between Oracle Database and Microsoft Azure SQL
what oracle version, how much data are you synching every day?
Mar
7
comment Removing editioning from an Oracle user
Impressive, as they say, I should of thought of that...:)
Mar
4
comment Is it possible to upgrade Oracle 8i to 12c?
@Phil correct but without some idea of the number of users, size of the database files, type of application we are left to speculate
Mar
3
comment Clarification on usage of Serially Reusable Pragma for Oracle 10g
I was never able to get this to work using the Pragma or editioning. If you have a package that you cannot use here and here or here what good is it? I follow best practice and do all changes to production during a time period agreed on by the application owners
Feb
27
comment Best place to keep backup scripts
and in your documentation too with notes on how it works
Feb
27
comment Is EAV an appropriate design for a collection of coexisting metadata-rich “fact estimates” on objects?
double weird, link works in IE (!!!) but not direct from chrome
Feb
27
comment Is EAV an appropriate design for a collection of coexisting metadata-rich “fact estimates” on objects?
link is down for me
Feb
27
comment Why do I get this CMN_1021[ORA-03135: Connection lost to contact
Intermittent network issues?
Feb
26
comment Why am I able to query a remote database without a dblink?
Please show us what script the users use to do this
Jan
29
comment IMPDP twice with same Oracle EXPDP dumpfile with different results?
are you using the consistent parameter in the export? "The exp utility used the CONSISTENT=Y parameter to indicate the export should be consistent to a point in time"
Jan
28
comment How to normalize a table that contains a CK not included in the PK?
I question your assumption that modelName is unique. They can change and are outside your control. Why not just stick with a primary key?