Re: Tool to track what all is happening in database when i run an oc4j application

From: Robert Klemme <>
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2008 23:04:59 +0100
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On 08.12.2008 21:42, Rohit wrote:
> I am new to database world and would like to know how following thing
> can be achieved. I have oracle database and oc4j setup. I have one
> closed source oc4j application which i run from browser which read and
> writes to database. I would like to know what actually happens at back
> end when i perform some operation in that application. What tables/
> views/indexes are updated ? And what change happens to them ?
> 1: Is it possible to to track such information ?
> 2: Google search gave me some tool name but they were most likely :
> start tracking, run your sql script , stop tracking. Here application
> is run from browser and i do not have access to scripts it run.

[Quoted] First of all, it's called "tracing". Then, you can trace an Oracle session even without access to the source code of the application. Assuming you have a recent release of Oracle you can enable session trace via Grid Control / Enterprise Manager or an PL/SQL package. You could also write a login trigger which switches tracing on.

Note though, that you still should make yourself familiar with Oracle first. Note also, that you should make yourself familiar with the licensing terms of the application that you are trying to dissect - you might face legal issues when trying to reverse engineer it.


        robert Received on Mon Dec 08 2008 - 23:04:59 CET

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