SQL & PL/SQL
DB Version: 10.2.0.4
Users: TESTUSR (Table Owner)
TESTUSR_PKG (Package Onwer)
TESTUSR_APP (Application Owner)
create table test_tbl(a number);
CREATE OR REPLACE PACKAGE test_pkg AS -- spec
PROCEDURE insert_test_tbl (
PROCEDURE delete_test_tbl (
CREATE OR REPLACE PACKAGE BODY test_pkg AS -- body
PROCEDURE insert_test_tbl (
It's a lazy Friday and I saw an interesting question in Stackoverflow about "Why are there two “null” keywords in Oracle's v$reserved_words view?" And I spent next 2 hours digging into knowing the reason. Here are my findings:
We need to understand how to interpret the view v$reserved _words.
After more than 20 years of working with Oracle databases, I have recently found myself using SQL Server for the very first time. Until now, I have been a passive observer in the My-Database-Is-Better-Than-Yours wars, so it’s a pleasant change to be able to finally contribute.
I’m pleased to report that – as a software developer – the skills map pretty well between the databases.
Why use interpreted PL/SQL when native compiled PL/SQL is so much faster? No reason at all - except that interpreted is the default, and most DBAs never change this. They should.
It is a frequently asked question in almost all the Oracle forums. There have had been numerous questions/posts regarding "But how to generate the trace file?" Well, it might seem a heck of a task, however, looking it step by step will make you understand that it is actually not that difficult.
Usually, database application developers do not have the required/necessary permissions/privileges to do all the steps that I will mention below. However, most of the steps could be done by application developer.
An important thing regarding function, you would agree with me that, at least once a PL/SQL developer must have heard that "A function MUST ALWAYS RETURN a VALUE of proper datatype".
One of the most important things that a developer does apart from just code development is, debugging. Isn’t it? Yes, debugging the code to fix the errors that are raised. But, in order to actually debug, we need to first capture them somewhere. As of now, any application has it’s own user defined error logging table(s).
Imagine, if the tool is rich enough to automatically capture the errors.
Oracle Pipelined Table Functions
Basically, when you would like a PLSQL (or java or c) routine to be the «source»
of data -- instead of a table -- you would use a pipelined function.
PIPELINED functions will operate like a table.
A PL/SQL function may be used in a data warehouse database to transform large amounts of data. This might also involve massaging the data in a series of transformations, each performed by different functions.
virtual columns in 11g
Oracle has supported stored expressions for many years, in views and function-based indexes. Most commonly, views enable us to store and modularise computations and expressions based on their underlying tables' columns. In more recent versions (since around the 8i timeframe), we have been able to index expressions using function-based indexes.