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Pl/SQl bulk update versus SQl update [message #226232] Fri, 23 March 2007 00:32 Go to next message
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I need to know which is a better approach out of bulk update (PL/SQL)and a simple update(SQL) to choose for the data migration , which may range from 100 records to 1 million records at a time

Thanks in advance
Re: Pl/SQl bulk update versus SQl update [message #226238 is a reply to message #226232] Fri, 23 March 2007 01:11 Go to previous message
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PLSQL FORALL statements with bulk binds to arrays of 100 or more rows will perform similarly to SQL Update. It will probably be a little slower, but not more than 5%.

Single row PL/SQL updates inside a loop will be orders of magnitude slower.

Ross Leishman
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