I recently got this request for help via a YouTube video comment. I’m sharing it here, because I see this type of question A LOT. And it scares me.
“When I run this script it reads =
Error starting at line : 1 in command -
What am I doing wrong?
Before I show the code, let’s get this out of the way. I’m happy to help people. But as a ‘tools guy,’ I shouldn’t (more...)
After years of hounding from me, Noel (@noelportugal) made the jump to Android usage and development about a year ago. He started with a Nexus 7, the first generation one, but it wasn’t until he got a phone, the Moto X, that the transformation was complete.
So now, Noel is mixed ecosystem guy.
We’ve had Chromecasts since they were announced last year (they’re awesome), and with the recent release of the (more...)
Indexes can be very useful tools to improve query performance, but it can be difficult to test indexes in an environment that exactly mirrors production. Although not the preferred method, Oracle offers in 11.2 and later releases the option of invisible indexes. What are invisible indexes? An invisible index can’t be ‘seen’ by any session by default, so it can be created and remain unavailable until testing is scheduled. This can be confusing since (more...)
Editor’s note: Another cross-post from VoX, this one from Julian Orr. User experience works best when you understand your users. So, help us understand you and your mobile strategy by completing this painless and fun questionnaire.
What is your perspective on enterprise mobility? Tell us!
By Julian Orr, Oracle Applications User Experience
Is there a certain device capability, such as the ability to capture mobile signatures or remotely wipe a device, that is so (more...)
About a month ago, I walked off a plane into the terminal at SJC. As I hiked that long walk to the exit, I heard a familiar and annoying sound, the Emergency Alert System sound.
The sound was muffled, and it took me a few more steps to realize it was my own phone bleating in my pocket. Somewhat embarrassed, I took it out and quickly dismissed the alert, which happened to be an AMBER (more...)
Aanstaande dinsdag 4 maart wordt er door Oracle een Oracle EMEA Virtual Developer Day georganiseerd. Je kunt je hiervoor gratis inschrijven en live, via het internet, deze volgen, mocht je in de gelegenheid zijn. Je hebt de mogelijkheid om zelf mee te doen, via twee beschikbaar gestelde VirtualBox virtuele demo machine omgevingen, of alleen de
Editor’s note: Here’s a cross-post from VoX by Friend of the ‘Lab, Kathy Miedema, about a Raspberry Pi Hackday Noel (@noelportugal) organized and ran a couple weeks ago. The basic idea was to get developers up and running on the Pi quickly and have some fun.
New Oracle developers get a taste of Raspberry Pi
By Kathy Miedema, Oracle Applications User Experience
There is a team within the Oracle Applications User Experience (more...)
From time to time, when working at various sites I have to check connections to a database. If you have been an Oracle DBA for some time, you already know that the listener has to be up and services have to be registered before you can connect from a remote host. If the listener is up and services are registered, then you should be able to get to the database; so why the (more...)
Last year in the Fall, Anthony (@anthonyslai) and Noel (@noelportugal) wanted to get some experience with their new Leap Motion gestural controllers.
So, naturally, they decided to use the Leap to control the OWI 535 robot arm via its USB interface.
Shortly after they finished that, they began to complain that the OWI 535 wasn’t good enough. They conspired to convince me that we needed the Lynxmotion AL5A because it was “better. (more...)
So, it’s all David (@dhaimes) all week, or something, because here comes another post about him.
This time, it’s his walking meetings that caught my eye, quite literally.
I was sitting in the lobby of the Oracle Convention Center in January during the IOUC Summit, looking out the window at the 70-degree day, and David and another dude walk by on the trail across the street, deep in conversation. At the time I (more...)
Sometimes, I get to share something awesome.
A post about how Oracle Social Network can be used by Oracle ERP Cloud users happens to be something awesome. Let me explain.
Despite assumptions to the contrary, accounting is a very collaborative exercise in many enterprises. Ultan (@ultan) does a great job explaining why in his post “How to Chat Up an Accountant Safely: Social Networking in the Finance Department.”
If you read (more...)
My placeholder page to remember him by, my eldest brother Guido, as he was: caring, an example, a human for humans, helping, sharing… Guido Bernardus Henricus Gralike 15-12-1957* - 16-02-2014✝ Door intens te denken (By intense thinking) aan het goede in anderen, door (about the good in others, by) hen volledig ten dienste te zijn, (in
Let the conference season begin!
I will be presenting at RMOUG Training Days 2014 this month in Denver, CO. The presentation that I will be presenting is a revised version of my OOW 2014 presentation on Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, Database 12c and You! This presentation will cover a few basics of Database 12c and how Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c can be used to monitor a Database 12c environment.
Being that this (more...)
Noel (@noelportugal) and I will be heading to the Netherlands in March for a special event at AMIS.
On March 18, AMIS will be hosting an OAUX (or Oracle Applications User Experience if you’re not into the whole brevity thing) Expo. The purpose of an expo, the brainchild of Misha (@mishavaughan), is to provide a showcase for all the work AUX has been cooking up in one place.
What work is (more...)
Sometimes statements take longer than you’d like to complete. This can happen for a number of reasons including data changes, table growth, stale statistics and the occasional optimizer bug you haven’t encountered before. When it’s a SQL query that is misbehaving it’s pretty easy to find the cause and, in many cases, fix it. When it’s PL/SQL it isn’t as easy to do. There are views available from Oracle to assist in this endeavor and, (more...)
Hackathons are a great way to stay up to date on the latest technologies as well as for keep your coding chops fresh. At the beginning of this month Antony Lai, Raymond Xie, Mark Vilrokx (honorary Appslab member) and I participated in the AT&T Developer Summit Hackathon. The event was held at Palms Casino and Resort in Las Vegas. The Internet of Things played an important role. New technologies that allow us to (more...)
At March I will be presenting my very successful seminar “Mastering Backup and Recovery” in some countries of Latin America for the very first time. Thank you Panama, Chile and Brazil OUGs for inviting me to your amazing countries! Please, use the following links for registration and also to find more information about the seminar: […]
Hi All, On February 4, 2014 at 9:30 am PT I will be talking on the next OTN Virtual Developer Day about Oracle VM and Oracle Database. Come and discover the answers for the following questions: Does an Oracle Database perform well on a virtualized environment? What virtualization technology is more stable and […]
Some time ago, I received the request to migrate some Windows 2008 Servers to my Oracle VM farm and after complete the P2V migration the newly create VM would not start. It would crash on boot with blue screen and error: STOP: 0x0000007B (0xXXXXXXXX,0xXXXXXXXX,0×00000000,0×00000000) This issue is related to the storage drivers needed for the guest […]
Managing free space in a tablespace seems to be an easy task, what with the views DBA_DATA_FILES, DBA_TEMP_FILES and DBA_FREE_SPACE avaliable. Those views can provide accurate information for datafiles not set to autoextend, however for autoextensible datafiles they can paint a bleaker picture because they’re based on the current size of the file, not the autoextend limit that file could reach. Let’s look at how those views, without taking autoextend into consideration, can report a (more...)