Re: Oracle logical delete concept question

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Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 08:33:53 -0700 (PDT)
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On 16 Mar, 15:25, "Larry W. Virden" <> wrote:
> I was asked to look into the concept of oracle's support of logical
> deletes for rows.
> The background is that the current set of tables are small, but
> requests to have them restored can take a while to complete, and also
> one would lose any modifications that occurred since the last backup.
> In a discussion about the situation, the topic of Oracle support for
> logical deletes, where the row "remains" in the table, but not seen,
> came up.
> When I google for oracle logical deletes, I see some information about
> logically deleting columns, but the rest of the top 30-40 hits seemed
> to be irrelevant to the topic about which I am seeking.
> Is anyone aware of some capability in Oracle like this? If so, perhaps
> I didn't get the name correct, or complete, regarding the
> functionality.
> Any tips would be appreciated.

What version of Oracle? Have you considered Oracle's Flashback technology?

HTH -g Received on Mon Mar 16 2009 - 10:33:53 CDT

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