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Table and Index maintenance

Tom Kyte - Mon, 2019-02-18 11:26
Good Afternoon Tom, I'm going to develop a little SQL Tool for maintenance of compress tables and indexes for our DWH Schema, our clients have Oracle EE (11.2 and 12.2), my "big" doubt is use or not use parallel execution because i see that using ...
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writing a stand-alone application to continuously monitor a database queue (AQ)

Tom Kyte - Mon, 2019-02-18 11:26
Hi Tom, A question regarding oracle AQ... I wish to write a small stand-alone application that would *constantly* monitor a queue (only one queue) for the arrival of a message and as soon as a mesage arrives, take some action. I figured I could use...
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Best way to enforce cross-row constraints?

Tom Kyte - Mon, 2019-02-18 11:26
I use the database to declare (and enforce) as much application logic as I can. What I'd like to do is to enforce application constraints across related rows, if possible. As a contrived example, suppose we have a table of Agreements and a secon...
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Efficient way to fetch data using rownumber from a billion record table??

Tom Kyte - Fri, 2019-02-15 10:06
I'm trying to fetch required data from a billion record table using the row number approch (i.e, select "ingest_ts_utc" from (SELECT to_char(sys_extract_utc(systimestamp), 'YYYY-MM-DD HH24:MI:SS.FF') as "ingest_ts_utc" ,ROWNUM as rno from XYZ.ABC ) ...
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using sql loader for a table where you only have insert privileges via a non default role

Tom Kyte - Fri, 2019-02-15 10:06
TeamTOM, I'm trying to use Sql Loader to load a text file into a normal Oracle table (as opposed to an external one). Unfortunately I only have insert rights to the table via a non default role. If I were just doing a simple insert statement in sq...
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Access Table Without Synonym and Without Schema Name

Tom Kyte - Thu, 2019-02-14 16:06
I have a schema called HCR_SCHEMA, in which I have one table called TEST_EMP, and I have a user say USER_A and granted him select on the TEST_EMP table. I connected as USER_A as tried to execute SELECT * FROM TEST_EMP. Obviosuly it threw me error ...
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print an XMLTYPE Record Type variable

Tom Kyte - Thu, 2019-02-14 16:06
we have a following definition TYPE response_t IS RECORD ( doc XMLTYPE ); A local variable is defined with that record type lv_resp response_t; I want to print the value this local variable has stored.I tried ...
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Expdb views_as_tables failes after view recreated, bug or feature?

Tom Kyte - Thu, 2019-02-14 16:06
This has been giving me fits. I?m running 12.2.0.1 with no maintenance. In the test case below I create a view TEST_VIEW with three columns A,B,C returning one row. Both select from the view and export of the view work as expected. I ...
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Update production database from ETL Process

Tom Kyte - Wed, 2019-02-13 21:46
Hello, Ask Tom Team. I am using a Microsoft SSIS ETL Package to insert data to Oracle (source and destination). I want to do an incremental load every day but I have to flag the rows that are already loaded in the destination. It is not just s...
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DB Link between Oracle 12c (Linux) and Oracle 11.2 R2 (Windows)

Tom Kyte - Wed, 2019-02-13 21:46
Hi everyone, I have a problem with DB Link. I'm trying to create a dblink from and Oracle 12c (installed on Linux Server) and Oracle 11.2 R2 (installed on Windows Server). I've correctly created the dblink, but when i try to query the result is: "<b...
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Merge using collections

Tom Kyte - Wed, 2019-02-13 21:46
Hi Tom, I am just trying to understand if the table function will work with collections. Please find my below code. Script: <code>create table setm_students (id number, name varchar2(10)); create table setm_students_target as select * fro...
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getting rows N through M of a result set

Tom Kyte - Wed, 2019-02-13 21:46
I would like to fetch data after joining 3 tables and sorting based on some field. As this query results into approx 100 records, I would like to cut the result set into 4, each of 25 record. and I would like to give sequence number to each r...
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Permission issues when loading text file to external table

Tom Kyte - Wed, 2019-02-13 21:46
Hey Tom, First of all, I'm sorry if this has been asked already, I simply couldn't find an answer after days of googling. Here it goes: I've created a SP to load a text file into an external table on 10g as per instructed here and many more places...
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Best practices for keeping passwords hidden

Tom Kyte - Wed, 2019-02-13 03:26
Can you recommend best practices for keeping passwords hidden in command lines for impdp/expdp, shell scripts etc.?
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Object View To Manipulate Data In Tables

Tom Kyte - Wed, 2019-02-13 03:26
Hi, I have been using Object View, User Defined Types in Oracle for sometime. I tried to follow the approach here. <code>https://docs.oracle.com/cd/A64702_01/doc/server.805/a58241/ch_ov.htm</code> I am wondering if we put all the data manipul...
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Lob: Basic - Secure

Tom Kyte - Wed, 2019-02-13 03:26
We observed frequent wait event 'enq HW - contention' in performance reports with SQL includes LOB Objects. Lob object Details ? Object - WF_WORKFLOW Owner - IBMUCD What changes we can face if we convert LOB from basic to secure?...
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Distinct count across multiple tables

Tom Kyte - Wed, 2019-02-13 03:26
I have three possible places where accounts data can be requested. On the MONTHLY USAGE, HISTORY USAGE or ENROLLMENT tables. The same account(s) could be on all three tables, or on the table(S) multiple times, but some accounts could be on one or ...
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lost update

Tom Kyte - Wed, 2019-02-13 03:26
Tom, I was reading your book expert one-on-one and in Chapter 3: Locking and Concurrency, you have mentioned a scenario of lost update. I was trying to simulate that and I did not succeed in doing the test. I tried to update emp table in session...
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Update a column after multiple criteria

Tom Kyte - Wed, 2019-02-13 03:26
Hello, I have the following data: Id AMAOUNT NO_PRATITION ID_STRATEGY 1 100 99 XXX 2 200 99 XXX 3 0 99 YYY 4 100 99 YYY 5 200 99 YYY 6 0 99 ZZZ 7 100 99 ZZZ 8 200 99 ...
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