RE: Export datapump is INCONSISTENT

From: Allen, Brandon <>
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 12:12:37 -0700
Message-ID: <64BAF54438380142A0BF94A23224A31E11FB3150F9_at_ONEWS06.oneneck.corp>

Thanks Yong and Juan for the helpful info. I had also been under the misconception that data pump was consistent by default. I just wanted to add that MOS Doc ID 377218.1 also provides some detail on this topic. The Oracle documentation and expdp output is very misleading on this so I wouldn't be surprised if there are many more people out there that are also confused and unaware that their data pump exports are inconsistent. I think Oracle should either bring back the consistent=y parameter for data pump, or add an option for flashback_time=now or flashback_scn=current or something like that instead of this ridiculously long string that you have to use instead to get the same functionality:

        flashback_time="to_timestamp(to_char(sysdate,'yyyy-mm-dd hh24:mi:ss'),'yyyy-mm-dd hh24:mi:ss')"

Maybe I'll file an enhancement request for it.


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From: [] On Behalf Of Yong Huang

I did some research on data pump export flashback_time and flashback_scn at

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