GoldenGate 12.2 cases and quotes

Avoid using quotes and case sensitivities if you can.

Process Abends : OGG-00919 Error in COLMAP clause referring to : @GETENV(“GGHEADER”…. (Doc ID 1635935.1)

1. Replace double quote with single quote.

Change reference is GETENV statement to use single quotes rather than double quotes, as example is :



The default is now USEANSISQLQUOTES.


When capturing and mapping object names, such as table names, Oracle GoldenGate always recognizes (more...)

GoldenGate 12.2 discard vs exception table

I have seen several blogs demonstrating using database exception table for error handling.

Truth be told, I have never used the exception table method and curious to know what’s the difference.

Version OGGCORE_12.

First, there’s manual work to create database exception table for error handling.

Let’ me know how long it takes you to configure database exception table for error handling.

Second, with new features, you (more...)

GoldenGate 12.2 checkprm and oggerr

At first, I was wondering what’s the true benefit of the new feature (checkprm) since there exists CHECKPARAMS which does this.

For someone lazy like me, it means not having to modify code to add and remove CHECKPARAMS from GoldenGate parameter files.

Once, there was oerr and now there is oggerr to look up error codes.

Reference: Oracle GoldenGate Release Notes for 12c (

$ checkprm dirprm/e_hawk.prm

2016-06-11 07:29:47  INFO    OGG-02095  Successfully set  (more...)

Oracle PSU Pain and Predicament

Here is a list of download options for APR2016 ( PSU.

OJVM PSU (Linux/Unix) 22674697
Combo OJVM + DB PSU 22738777
Combo OJVM + DB SPU 22738732
Combo OJVM + GI PSU 22738793

That’s not enough  and there should be more (sarcasm).

FYI: GI PSU includes DB and DB PSU does not include GI.

There is a thread from MOS – OJVM PSU and RAC: What happened to high availability? and I (more...)

Using DBMS_STREAMS_ADM To Cleanup GoldenGate

This is really messed up. I chose GoldenGate because I did not want to mess around with streams.

When using Integrated Capture or Delivery, then knowing streams is a prerequisites.

Apologies as the format is not pretty.

The QUEUE table was indeed missing and this is what I get for monkeying around.


GGSCI (arrow.localdomain as ggs_admin@hawk) 3> unREGISTER EXTRACT e_hawk DATABASE

2016-05-23 19:16:32  ERROR   OGG-08221  Cannot  (more...)

GoldenGate 12.2 Patch 17030189 required Integrated trail format RELEASE 12.2 or later

EXTRACT Abending With OGG-02912 (Doc ID 2091679.1)

Alternate script prvtlmpg.plb (included in the Oracle GoldenGate installation directory) to the mining database to work around this limitation.

$ ll prv*
-rw-r-----. 1 oracle oinstall 1272 Dec 28  2010 prvtclkm.plb
-rw-r-----. 1 oracle oinstall 9487 May 27  2015 prvtlmpg.plb
-rw-r-----. 1 oracle oinstall 3263 May 27  2015 prvtlmpg_uninstall.sql

The other option in this (more...)

Create GoldenGate 12.2 Manager

I typically don’t like to see WARNING if I can help it.

Goldengate 12c has some security features to allow/prevent unauthorized access.

Be careful. Incorrect IPADDR or PROG is used will prevent Pump Extract delivery to target server.

$ tail -100 ggserr.log
2016-05-22 12:25:07  INFO    OGG-00987  Oracle GoldenGate Command Interpreter for Oracle:  GGSCI command (oracle): start mgr.
2016-05-22 12:25:07  WARNING OGG-01877  Oracle GoldenGate Manager for Oracle, mgr.prm:  Missing explicit accessrule  (more...)

Create GoldenGate 12.2 Wallet

So what’s different from this post versus other posts? I share my mistakes with you.

Did you know there was a DEFAULT domain? If you didn’t, neither did I and only found out by using

info credentialstore

alter credentialstore add user ggs_admin alias ggs_admin domain admin
USERIDALIAS ggs_admin DOMAIN admin

alter credentialstore add user ggs_admin alias ggs_admin

$ ./ggsci

Oracle GoldenGate Command Interpreter for Oracle
Version 12.2.0. (more...)

Automating DG Broker

I have been applying PSU lately and what’s so hard out it?

Four+ databases running on Primary with DG Broker for standby.

There are no conventions, as some standby databases have dr appended to primary name while others have 2 appended to primary name.

I wanted to view the DG configuration for currently active instances and will show me this.

Next, I want a faster way to shutdown DG by having syntax generated (more...)

Create GoldenGate 12.2 Database User

Oracle GoldenGate for Windows and UNIX 12c (

First, I am disappointed that Oracle does not go above and beyond to provide SQL scripts to create GoldenGate users for the database.

There are different set of privileges depending on the version of the database: Oracle or Earlier Database Privileges Oracle or Later Database Privileges

PDB is not (more...)