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Building a Dynamic Oracle ETL Procedure

If you are on Oracle 9i or higher, you have external tables and pipelined table functions available to meet your ETL needs. But in order to utilize these tools in a dynamic ETL environment, you need to design PL/SQL procedures that can support the loading of files dynamically. This article will provide you with one design that has proven to be very robust and scalable.

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Materialized View Fast Refreshes are Slow

A materialized view that is verified to be fast refresh should update relatively fast. But, what happens when there are few changes to the master table, no network issues, no aggregation in the snapshot query and the refresh still runs slow?

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