RE: Dumb Developer tricks

From: Goulet, Richard <>
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2010 14:15:50 -0500
Message-ID: <>


    Well it does something of the sort. I looked into the code & found:  

pkg body fwd_lib

    Procedure transaction_commit is

        start_date date := NULL;
        start_time date := NULL;


    start_date := sysdate;
    start_time := sysdate;
Procedure transaction_rollback is

        end_date date := NULL;
        end_time date := NULL;


    end_date := sysdate;
    end_time := sysdate;

How much he/she charged is not in my pervue to know, and where he/she came from is also unknown.  

Dick Goulet
Senior Oracle DBA/NA Team Lead
PAREXEL International  

From: Jared Still [] Sent: Monday, January 18, 2010 2:06 PM
To: Goulet, Richard
Subject: Re: Dumb Developer tricks

I dunno, could be a good idea.

It really depends on what they are doing in that stored procedure.

I've done something similar in the past, though I can't recall details at the moment.

Inserting a single row in an auditing table for instance.

It's kind of hard to be too judgmental about it without more background.


On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 10:51 AM, Goulet, Richard <> wrote:


                I'm going to start a new thread away from the Undo tablespace link because, well this is just dumb & I'm wondering how many others have heard similar things. BTW I've changed names to protect the guilty.

        Hello all,

          we had a meeting with Xxxx today about commit and rollback operation.

          Xxxx advices us to not use the default Oracle commit/rollback, but to use instead these two procedures :

         Goals of this procedure is to store in TRANSACTION_LOG table records about transaction performed.

         These records will be used when synchronisation will be performed between XXX online and XXX offline. It enables mechanism used to manage the synchronisation to prevent lost of data on long running synchronisation.

         So, now, each time a script that modified data must be executed, we must too use these two procedures to commit or rollback.

         Feel free to forward to other people that deals with transaction somewhere in development/database administration/...

	Dick Goulet 
	Senior Oracle DBA/NA Team Lead 
	PAREXEL International 
	900 Chelmsford St, Suite 310 
	Lowell, MA 01821 

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