Install the Oracle Database Gateways 11g R2 (11.2). See the screen snapshots of the installation here.
- During the installation, the following default initialization parameter file is created:
dg4msql = Database gateway for Microsoft SQL Server.
If you choose a different database option, (more...)
The LAST_REFRESH_DATE column of the DBA_MVIEWS or the LAST_REFRESH column of the DBA_MVIEW_REFRESH_TIMES indicates the start refresh time. But what if we’d like to find out how long the refresh of the materialized view really takes. Well, we can query the DBA_MVIEW_ANALYSIS.
For Complete Refresh, the refresh duration will be in the FULLREFRESHTIM column of the DBA_MVIEW_ANALYSIS. For Fast Refresh duration, it will be in the INCREFRESHTIM column.
Both values are in seconds.
SELECT mview_name, last_refresh_date, fullrefreshtim, increfreshtim
MVIEW_NAME LAST_REFRESH_DATE FULLREFRESHTIM INCREFRESHTIM
------------------------ ---------------------- -------------- -------------
MV_CHANGE_HISTORY 07-JAN-13 04.36.58 PM 0 (more...)
I use Google Tasks for a quick to-do list. It has clean interface and is easy to use. On desktop or laptop machine, it is built-in to Google Mail for quick access. On smartphones, many to-do apps including Tasks N Todos sync with Google tasks.
The neat thing is that in the Google Mail, you can add Gmail messages into the task list very easily by selecting the messages and then using More Actions > Add to Tasks. What if you want to add email messages from other mails like that from work, or Yahoo Mail, etc., it doesn’t (more...)
Oftentimes we all run into the situation where the file system is full (or almost full) and need more space. This expansion task seems to be a lot easier when using the Logical Volume Manager (LVM) in Oracle Linux.
[root@ol6 ~]# df -H
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/vg_ol6-lv_root 27G 22G 3.8G 86% /
tmpfs 1.3G 209M 1.1G 17% /dev/shm
/dev/sda1 508M 97M 385M 21% /boot
Downloads 750G 172G 578G 23% /media/sf_Downloads
Plan to add 30G to the root file system.
- Create a partition on the newly-added disk.
[root@ol6 ~]# fdisk (more...)
When you have multiple Oracle APEX environments, e.g., development, test, UAT and production, and for multiple groups, one of the confusing things is that sometimes developers are lost on which environment they’re working on. Most of technically proficient developers can make a distinction easily from the URLs they’re currently using. However, most of less technically proficient (e.g., business users) sometimes cannot.
A quick and simple solution here is to make a visual distinction on the APEX workspace pages especially on the logo area. Instead of using plain vanilla logo images, they are replaced with more distinct (more...)
When I was offered to review this book, I was so excited. The topic is probably one of the least popular topics in the Android development circle based on the number of books written on Android. Most of the books in the market tend to cover solely on the area of actual development because it gives readers an instant gratification when creating something. However, it is unfortunate (but true) that the application testing might be something most developers least think about, or if they do, they not do it systematically. (I’m guilty of this as well.) I would like (more...)
Oracle APEX provides multiple ways for authentication. The most commonly used one is the LDAP authentication. Configuring it is very straight-forward in most cases – just providing the LDAP host, port, whether or not to use SSL, and finally the DN string. See here and here for posts about APEX LDAP configuration.
Sometime you want to test the LDAP configuration before deploying it. You can either use the 3rd-party tools to validate the configurations, or create an APEX application to test the logon, or use the built-in LDAP test tool in APEX.
The built-in APEX LDAP test tool can be (more...)
Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) becomes the technology of choice for highly available and highly scalable deployment of enterprise Oracle database environment. With its innovative technology it comes with no surprise its complexity. The complexity is not only with the underlying database technology itself, but also how well you design and implement it to work with other components including operating system, storage subsystem, etc. In order to setup and maintain a successful RAC environment, it not only requires technical knowledge of database administrator (DBA), but also well collaboration and extended planning between all IT and business partners.
Few years (more...)
I encountered this error “I/O Error: SSO Failed: Native SSPI library not loaded” when using Oracle SQL Developer connecting to a MS SQL database using Windows Authentication. Fortunately, couple web sites (here and here) already mentioned about this.
Basically, from the jTDS distribution downloaded files, I have to copy a DLL file named ntlmauth.dll (which is for NT authentication) under the jtds-x.x.x-dist\x86\SSO\ or jtds-x.x.x-dist\x64\SSO\, to any directories in the PATH environment. I copied it to the bin directory of the JDK (which I already have it in the (more...)
Learning Android is a collection of many years’ experience of the author, Marko Gargenta, who has been teaching the Android bootcamp training to thousands of software developers. It covers all necessary topics about Android starting from a high-level overview (history and concept) until the nuts and bolts (writing codes for Twitter-like application called Yamba application).
As an avid user of both Android phone and tablet myself, I have an interest in learning about this platform and hopefully writing some applications on it. I’ve read many Android books before. Most cover a lot of topics but without coherence – you (more...)