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RE: log miner views contain object IDs and HEX values

From: Reardon, Bruce (CALBBAY) <>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2003 15:24:36 -0800
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Did you have set serveroutput on?
I have found you need this before you'll get error messages from Logminer.

I found this in Metalink note Note:69606.1

HTH in the future,
Bruce Reardon

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Saturday, 20 September 2003 9:40 AM

OK seems I must have fat fingered something when I typed in my dictionary location in start_logmnr. Odd though I saw no errors.

-----Original Message-----
Steve McClure
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2003 1:25 PM

OK my first usage of log miner seemed to go exactly by the book until I went to look at the data in v$logmnr_contents. The sql_redo column was filled with strings like the following.
update "UNKNOWN"."Objn:3167" set "Col[43]" = HEXTORAW('7867090f010101') ...

I created the dictionary file, and didn't get any errors when I referenced it in the start_logmnr procedure. I understand that the dictionary file is required to get my actual object names and column names and such. I am also pretty sure it was created correctly, so it shouldn't be the root of my problem.

As I am typing this, thinking it over, I realize that I was logged in as my own user connected as sysdba. Maybe I should redo this connected as ths sys user. I created the dictionary file as the sys user. I am gonna have to try that after lunch. While I do though, and since I have already typed this much, I am gonna toss this up to my fellow listers. The only documentation I have been using is the 8i Administrators Guide, and one of its examples references a column that isn't in the v$logmnr_contents view. Perhaps I need a different reference.

Author: Steve McClure

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