Today something off topic, as I am normally blogging about Oracle Fusion Middleware stuff.
Microsoft SQL Server under Linux - Preview ... many of you (specially the Oracle Guys) might think now "WHAT ????", but its really true. Some months ago Microsoft announced that they will release a SQL Server Version for Linux and I was lucky to get into the Preview Program.
The installation of the SQL Server under Linux (currently supported under Ubuntu 16 (more...)
Since Oracle Forms 12c its possible to start your Oracle Forms without invoking a browser, this is called Oracle Forms Stand-alone Application Launcher (FSAL).
As pre requirement you will need either a JRE or JDK on your desktop, which should execute the Oracle Forms.
For this new Feature Oracle has integrated a short description Website within your installed and configured Oracle Forms & Reports Server 12c. The description website can be reached under following URL (more...)
Oracle Forms & Reports 12c is released since a quite long time and I had now some chance to have a more detailed look on the Oracle Reports 12c component.
After you have successfully installed and configured the Oracle Forms & Reports 12c, you might find out that your Oracle Reports 12c is not working ... because its not yet configured, even you completed the Configuration Assistent successfully :-)
The following steps are describing the necessary (more...)
The WLSDM tool is a Console extension with which you can monitor your Oracle WebLogic Server environment. But its not only a pure monitoring tool, its more than this, it provides on top even Notifications and Alarms for metrics.
Current release for WLSDM is 2.3.1 which also comes with Oracle SOA Support :-)
How did I come to the ALTER USER RENAME command? Just a lucky punch due to my customer. My customer were trying to rename an user in an Oracle Database with several objects (tables, view, functions, types and so) by simply updating the sys.user$ table :-) The result were better than (more...)
Many times DBA's have to rename / copy complete users/schemas from the current name to a new name within one database. Since several years DBA's are asking for a simple method inside Oracle to execute something like "ALTER USER RENAME".
Common approaches to rename users/schemas are:
IMPDP with REMAP_SCHEMA
update of sys.user$
For the option "update of sys.user$", which is in my opinion a really bad choice, see Tom Kyte's comment
Since 19th January 2016 the Critical Patch Update for January 2016 is out. In case you are trying to apply the CPUJan2016 against an Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.2 you may run into following error:
Verifying the update... [ Error during Update inventory for apply Phase]. Detail: There are 1 copy files under ORACLE_HOME that are not patched. Files check failed: Some files under ORACLE_HOME are not patched. Please see logfile for details. [ (more...)
As everybody already know that the latest version of Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c (184.108.40.206) has been released yesterday (see also my post from 18th December 2015), Oracle has uploaded several interesting presentations around the new Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c.
The presentations are covering various topics around the Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c (some presentations are also still covering Enterprise Manager 12c):
With the latest release of Oracle WebLogic Server 12.2.1 came quite a lot of enhancements for the RESTful Management Services. The enhancements are really impressive, you are able to monitor (GET) or to modify (POST) your WebLogic environment in detail with a simple URL call either via Browser or via Command Line Tools like cURL. The response time for such REST calls are really impressive compared to the classical way with WLST scripts (more...)
Within the new release of Oracle WebLogic Server 12.2.1 is a really cool new feature for Data Source System Properties.
In case you have mutliple data sources defined within your Oracle WebLogic Server pointing to the same Oracle Database and mostly using the same Oracle Database user, you have currently limited chances to identify in your v$session, which session belongs to which WebLogic Server Data Source.