Problematic Statistics of the Application Objects in your Oracle Database

One of the often asked questions is to find out the status of the statistics of the application owned schemas. In this article, I will list the SQL code that I used for this purpose. As well, I will publish…

Comparing Oracle Databases: Initialization Parameters

A method for comparing the Oracle init parameters of several PDB’s

Column Level Collation Example

The feature was first introduced in 12.2 . It basically determines how the string comparison takes place. In order to use the feature, extended data types should be enabled. I work on an great autonomous TP instance and it is…

Starting Oracle SQL Developer with Custom Parameters

I recently worked at a Client that had the Windows desktop setup in a non-English language. Naturally, I did not get admin rights on the Client owned desktop so I could not change the sqldeveloper.conf SQL Developer config file which…

Setup a VirtualBox based Database Lab Environment

Oracle provides a lot of useful Oracle VirtualBox Pre-built Appliances. In this blog post, I will describe the few extra steps I take after download in order to setup my lab environment on my work MacBook Pro. First step is…

How to monitor SQL with Oracle SQL Developer

The easiest way to monitor the SQL's currently executing

SQL*Plus Client connections to several Oracle Autonomous (Always-Free)

Oracle Autonomous is a great service and Always-Free is a nice offering launched at OpenWorld 2019. But what happens if I need to connect via SQL*Plus to two or more ADB from the same machine/terminal? The Oracle documentation provides good…

It is now possible to clone a database in Autonomous Cloud

Database cloning, very handy feature, is now available for Oracle’s Autonomous Cloud. Quite easy to implement, too: The options are:

Oracle Instant Client for macOS (Intel x86)

Oracle does not release anymore full client packages for the Mac clients. Therefore, we need to use the Instant Client from: https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/intel-macsoft-096467.html The installation is quite simple but we need to rememeber that, in order to have a functional client…

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