RE: Date bind variable being peeked, but not used for cardinality estimate
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 11:59:10 -0700
Thanks for the pointer to the other_xml column - I actually just discovered that myself yesterday after some digging through the code for sqltxplain (a very nice utility for query tuning downloadable from Metalink 215187.1). So I checked it yesterday as another confirmation that the bind variables are not being peeked (in addition to the "No bind buffers allocated" message I already found in the 10053 trace). I didn't think to check for the _optim_peek_user_binds hint as you suggested, however I just checked that too and the hint is not present - so the mystery continues . . . (no response yet from Oracle on my SR, other than requesting the SQLTXTRACT output)
I love the scripts for creating the query test scripts with bind variables - very nice!
I also feel better after reading the article (http://jonathanlewis.wordpress.com/2008/07/24/bind-capture/) that you referenced in your blog where Jonathan Lewis confessed that he had also been under the same false impression as I was regarding v$sql_bind_capture and bind peeking. At least I'm not the only one that made the wrong assumption there :-)
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