RE: Extended database statistics

From: Hameed, Amir <>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:36:22 +0000
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We found thousands of extended statistics on standard tables. According to Oracle, they are collected if OPTIMIZER_ADAPTIVE_FEATURES is set to TRUE and this is what I want to validate. Also, if there a way to find out from an explain plan if extended statistics were used for the pan?

From: Maris Elsins [] Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 10:23 AM To:
Cc: Hameed, Amir <>; Subject: Re: Extended database statistics

If I remember right, then the column sets that FND_STATS collect the extended stats for are defined in FND_EXTNSTATS_COLS (for eBS). If you have more extended stats than defined in this table, then there's something else collecting them too.


Maris Elsins

On Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 5:16 PM, Tim Gorman <<>> wrote: Amir,

In releases of EBS prior to R12.2, patching to FND_STATS might be necessary to make access to extended statistics available, according to this support white paper<>.

If those patches have not been applied to FND_STATS, then you can eliminate EBS from your research.

Hope this helps...


On 2/24/17 08:05, Hameed, Amir wrote:
Thanks Tim.
The EBS version is 12.1.3.

From:<> [] On Behalf Of Tim Gorman Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 10:02 AM To:<> Subject: Re: Extended database statistics


The version of EBS is important to share as well, but since the underlying database is 12c, I'm guessing it likely that EBS is R12.2.x?

If so, please be aware that the FND_STATS package in EBS R12.2 supports the gathering of extended statistics<>, and you may want to check the settings in use to determine if the presence of the extended statistics is caused by EBS settings, rather than something in the RDBMS parameters?

Hope this helps...


On 2/24/17 07:55, Hameed, Amir wrote:
The Oracle database version is 12c ( The application is Oracle E-Business Suite. While working on a performance issue, we discovered that there were a lot of extended statistics present in the database for standard EBS tables. We do not create extended statistics on any table as part of our statistics gathering process. The following parameters were set to TRUE: optimizer_adaptive_features

I am trying to understand the following:

  1. Does Oracle collect extended statistics automatically if the optimizer_adaptive_features parameter is set to TRUE?
  2. Is there a way to find out from the explain plan if extended statistics were used in the plan?

Thank you,

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