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RE: How extensively do you use dbms_application_info ?

From: Yasin Baskan <>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 14:13:37 +0300
Message-ID: <083667B535F3464CA0DD0D1DAFA4E3760AE62760@camexc1.kfs.local>

There is a recent post about this on Tom Kyte's blog. Jonathan Lewis commented on his concerns about the performance overhead of using dbms_application_info in #c115921459733564018.

[] On Behalf Of Leng Kaing Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 9:30 AM To:
Subject: RE: How extensively do you use dbms_application_info ?

Are there any performance overheads in over-using this? Dbms_application_info after all is a package, so I'd imagine that it would still take a bit of time to write to the views.

I too would like to see all our SQL code use this but it's going to take a LONG time. We have millions of code running around everywhere. It would life so much easier when reading statspack report - I normally just see SQL*Plus or our program name. Would really love to see the module and action so that I can pinpoint it to an area within the application...

Subject: RE: How extensively do you use dbms_application_info ?

Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 07:26:11 +0200

From: "Christian Antognini" <>


> Would you use dbms_application_info for every single pl/sql

> procedure? Even ones that just run a single query?


> I was thinking about floating this idea at work. This is how I would

> do it.

> Module: PL/SQL Package and Functional Module(this would be an

> internal name)

> Action: Procedure, plus any values that would go into bind

> variables.

Personally I like to see it at least for the procedures that are

callable from outside the package.

Since the size of the action is limited... you are restricted about the

amount of information you can give to it.

HTH Chris

Leng Kaing

Senior Oracle DBA

Hansen Technologies; 2 Frederick St; Doncaster 3108

Ph: +61-3-9840-3832

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