Warning: While this appears to work, I do not know if the behavior is defined.
It seems that using a scalar subquery in the select list of an updatable view allows us to return the old value of a column. I’ll update this post with more details when I (more...)
Tom is not not a fan of public synonyms, here is why:
- public synonyms pollute the namespace.
- public synonyms can lead to security issues.
- public synonyms can lead to a maintenance headache.
- public synonyms are public – no one owns them.
So, instead of public synonyms…
create PRIVATE synonyms or (more...)
The basic idea behind the Exadata Hybrid Columnar Compression (hereby referred as EHCC) is to reprise the benefits of column based storage while sustaining to the fundamental row based storage principle of Oracle database. Oftentimes the databases following column based storage claim that comparatively they needs less IO to retrieve (more...)
Have you responded yet to PyOhio's Call For Proposals (due date: June 1)? You should. Here's why.
Why you should speak at PyOhio We need you. We have a great group of people who contribute talks, but we don't ever want that group to become a stagnant pool - we (more...)
For my newest ipython-sql trick, I needed to compare some queries run across different databases. How hard would it be to get side-by-side results into tidy IPython Notebook output?
Not hard at all, it turns out, if you're willing to violate basic principles of human decency.
That's an itty-bitty image, (more...)
where cars in ('my', 'way')
and desire_to_get_home_quickly = 'huge';
1,492 rows deleted
Running lots of scripts in SQL*Plus is nice when they are working correctly. But what about when they fail? Its a pain to figure out what went wrong, unless you have a log file and even then, you have to hunt the errors down.
Well, I've had enough of that. (more...)
When you have a load of SQL*Plus scripts, they can be a pain to manage and just simply get around.
In the next version of SQL Developer, you'll be able to hold the ctrl key down and click on the file name and have it open up. This also works (more...)
So you haven’t decided if you should go to Kscope13. I’ll give you 5 reasons why you should stop procrastinating and register right away!
- 4½ days of great technical content for Oracle developers. Plenty of presentations and hands-on training on several areas such as APEX, BI, development tools, SQL, PL/SQL, (more...)
I find APEX tab sets cause all sorts of issues in applications, either through management or behaviour. A common request is to create some pull-down menus as a replacement.
There are plenty of options for this, including a number of jQuery plugins, but here is an example that uses only (more...)
Looks like my Friday post
about BigData got some attention. In that case - let's continue! While looking at tons of articles about Big-anything
I've noticed a very constant pattern - everybody is talking about multi-node clusters of database servers: you constantly hear about horizontal scalability, sharding, node failure tolerance (more...)
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. - Benjamin Franklin Filed under: Quotes Tagged: Ben Franklin, benjamin franklin, leadership, quote
… the UTL_RAW package has a bunch of casting functions for RAW values (CAST_TO_BINARY_DOUBLE, CAST_TO_BINARY_FLOAT, CAST_TO_BINARY_INTEGER, CAST_TO_NUMBER, CAST_TO_NVARCHAR2, CAST_TO_VARCHAR2). Note the absence of a CAST_TO_DATE function.
Bertrand Drouvot also misses it, see Bind variable peeking: Retrieve peeked and passed values per execution in oracle 11.2
Here is (more...)
Over the weekend one of my friends asked me for a clarification on RESULT_CACHE
- a really interesting functionality that allows Oracle to cache in SGA results of PL/SQL function calls.
The point of confusion was the fact that between 11gR1 and 11gR2 Oracle development team significantly re-thought this feature (more...)
create sequence ora
start with -1002 minvalue -1002;
for commits in (
where we = 'specify'
'Causes an ' || sqlerrm(ora.nextval));
ORA-01002: fetch out of sequence
Those crazy kids at ODTUG have done it again! At this year’s KScope in New Orleans this user group is introducing an evening of crossover sessions. Over the years the event has grown and actually blended the traditional Oracle database development world with the world of EPM, Hyperion, and Essbase. (more...)