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What is Oracle 12c Unified Auditing? The short answer is the view UNIFED_AUDIT_TRAIL. This view consolidates all logging and auditing information into a single source. Regardless of using either Mixed Mode or Pure Unified Auditing, the SYS.UNIFIED_AUDIT_TRAIL can be used.
The key column in SYS.UNIFIED_AUDIT_TRAIL is AUDIT_TYPE. This column shows from which Oracle component the log data originated -
SYS.UNIFIED_AUDIT_TRAIL Component Sources
Column AUDIT_TYPE Value
Number of Columns in (more...)
This blog post has been kindly contributed by Richard Yip. Richard is a PeopleSoft HCM & Payroll Technical Consultant at Santander Bank here in the UK. He is a long-term PeopleSoft techie and a regular at the UKOUG conferences.
We have posted two guest posts from Richard already, they can be found here:
In PeopleSoft HCM 9.0, an employee’s absence (more...)
Tableau Software is a self-service BI-tool that allows data visualisation, meaning that even business users should be able to easily visualise their data (without needing help of IT). You can check out the Tableau website for more information about this great tool.
As you may have already seen in several guides or tutorials, Tableau is able to link certain dimensions like postal code, countries, etc. to a certain geographical area. Unfortunately, most of these (more...)
If you’re not using Toad DBA Suite, it’s sometimes hard to find solutions. Somebody wanted to know how to find indexes that aren’t that aren’t indirect. Indirect indexes are those created for a primary key because a primary key column or set of columns are both not null and uniquely constrained. You can’t drop a unique index for a primary key without dropping the primary key constraint that indirectly created it.
The following query (more...)
I’m not very keen on bending the rules on production systems, I’d prefer to do things that look as if they could have happened in a completely legal fashion, but sometimes it’s necessary to abuse the system and here’s an example to demonstrate the point. I’ve got a simple SQL statement consisting of nothing more than an eight table join where the optimizer (on the various versions I’ve tested, including 12c) examines 5,040 join orders (even though _optimizer_max_permutations (more...)
While I was away on the OTN APAC tour, I wasn’t really able to sink my teeth into anything, so inspired by Connor McDonald‘s session in Perth, I decided to write up a few bits and pieces in my free moments in the hotels and planes (when I had enough elbow room to type).
Here is what I’ve neatened up so far.
As you will have seen from my last post, I’m back in Birmingham after completing the OTN APAC 2014 tour. Here is a list of all the posts I wrote over the course of the tour.
Everything went smoothly at Auckland airport. Boarding an A380 takes quite a bit of time and I was near the front of the plane, so I was in the last group to board. Fortunately there was loads of room for hand luggage and the seat was pretty good. The people too my right were a couple, so they were leaning together, which gave me more elbow room. The extra room and a plug socket meant (more...)
I will start this post off stating that I know there are better and more efficient methods of doing this but this is the best method I could come up with.
I had a csv file with a number of columns, one of which was data in a timestamp with timezone format.
A few rows looked like this – note I have stripped the other columns out for ease of display.
7941 11/9/2014 (more...)
Just got home to find VirtualBox 4.3.20 has been released. I’ve just installed it on MaC (Yosemite), Fedora 20 and Windows 7 with no dramas so far.