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converting TIMESTAMP(6) to TIMESTAMP(0)

15 hours 6 min ago
Currently I have a column with datatype TIMESTAMP(6) but now i have a requirement to change it to TIMESTAMP(0). Because we cannot decrease the precision, ORA-30082: datetime/interval column to be modified must be empty to decrease fractional sec...
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Mail Restrictions using UTL_SMTP

15 hours 6 min ago
Hi Tom, I have a requirement to send email to particular domain mail id?s. But My Mail server is global mail server we can send mail to any mail ids. Is there any options in Oracle to restrict the mail send as global. For example: My mail host is...
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DBA_HIST_SQLSTAT and GV$SQL

Wed, 2018-06-20 19:46
Hi, I was trying to create a dashboard comparing historical executions and current executions of multiple SQL statements. I have noticed some differences between stats in GV$SQL and DBA_HIST_SQLSTAT. Could you please help us to understand below po...
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Need help in formulating query to fetch previous quote times

Wed, 2018-06-20 19:46
Hi AskTom Team, I have been a big fan of this site since 1999 around the time it came up. First of all, again a big Thank you for your support to Oracle Community since past two decades. I have immensely benefited from this. This time arou...
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Partitioned table cleanup

Wed, 2018-06-20 19:46
Hi I have a table that was created for debugging purposes. Every night a jobs kicks off creating a partition of the days inserts on the table based on date. Needless to say have the partitions grown rapidly and have taken up a lot space in the tab...
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how to reset a sequence

Wed, 2018-06-20 01:26
Create sequence with no options, and the current value of the sequence is 10. Specify the statements in order to reset the sequence to 8, so that the next value will be generated after 8 is 11. Find out logic.
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Log of switchover/failover/open

Wed, 2018-06-20 01:26
What data dictionary view can be used to determine the number of times that a switchover/failover/open has occurred for a standby database?
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connection pooling

Wed, 2018-06-20 01:26
Tom, What is connection pooling ? Please, can you give an example(s) that show thorough understanding of the subject matter as related to either ODBC OR JDBC application connections to the oracle database. Your site is more important and most val...
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How to detect if insert transactions in oracle db are really slow?

Tue, 2018-06-19 07:06
At work, I have an Oracle DB (11g) in which I want to detect if there's slow performance while inserting data. Here's the situation: Some production devices send data results from tests to Server A, this server is a important server and it replica...
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How i can optimize this operation DELETE if the values ares setted in codehard.

Tue, 2018-06-19 07:06
Hi, I'm a bit new to the development of plsql. I would like to know how I could optimize the delete operation with a forall if my query is the following: DELETE FROM SCH.TA_DELETE WHERE FIACUM < 1 AND FIPAIS = 1 AND F...
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problem of inserting a long string of characters

Tue, 2018-06-19 07:06
Hello Team , I'm trying to insert into a table " TEST COM " the result of selecting rows of another table. I used the wm_concat function . /**********/ insert into COMMENTAIRE_TEST (SELECT wm_concat((DBMS_LOB.SUBSTR(COM_TEXTE,400...
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Use RESULT_CACHE in subqueries

Tue, 2018-06-19 07:06
Dear Tom, I am thinking to use the new feature "RESULT_CACHE" to optimize some search queries for my paginated pages. So far, for a search page I have : 1.) a count query and 2.) the query that returns a page from the result set Both 1 an...
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database links

Tue, 2018-06-19 07:06
how can i create database links to access remote databases. please tell me the procedure of creating database links.
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How to avoid repeated function call for multiple columns' values.

Tue, 2018-06-19 07:06
Hi I'm refactoring an old procedure that calls a function for determining whether passed in values consist of only characters allowed in the front end app on top of the database. The procedure has a cursor that gathers all records it needs to ...
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PL/SQL Procedure - Catching "ORA - 01013 - User Requested Cancel of Current Operation"

Mon, 2018-06-18 12:46
It may be a silly question but I am wondering if there is any way to catch this error "ORA-01013 - User requested cancel of current operation" in a PL/SQL procedure. The requirement that I have is to update a database record before exiting when t...
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Ambiguous overloading when parameter is null

Mon, 2018-06-18 12:46
<code></code>I have a package with an overloaded function, wich accepts one parameter (INTEGER / VARCHAR2) and returns a booblean indicating if exists a register with the correspondient column having the same value as the parameter. In tests, w...
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JDBC thin dirver vs OCI driver

Mon, 2018-06-18 12:46
Hi Tom, i had some discussions with other colleagues about which driver should / could be used for connecting to an oracle database. I searched the web but found no sufficient answer for me (only a pretty old question from this site https://askto...
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Replace characters in string

Mon, 2018-06-18 12:46
What's the best way to replace every character in string on random character and every number on other random number. I think about best performance. Input: MatijZ34 Output: sWirpt77
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SQL functions in control file when direct load

Mon, 2018-06-18 12:46
Hello Tom, I have 100 million records to load to a table. I am sqlldr to do so. I have been using the conventional load but is taking long. In the control file I have SQL functions to substring and other data manipulations. My question is, can I use...
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How to find time taken by query at each stage while being processed by db

Mon, 2018-06-18 12:46
Hey, We have some queries that perform too badly during load test. As per DBA the explain looks good. I want to know if there is a way DBA can monitor the time taken by query at each stage like parsing, executing, returning rows, etc? Thanks!
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