• NLS Parameters, Character Set Selection for Saudi Arabia

    HI, I need to create a data warehouse in Saudi Arabia, on Oracle 9.2.0. The database will store almost everything in English, but will need to store Arabic names in Arabic, and will need to handle both gregorian and hijri date formats and display them correctly. This same database may later need to...

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  • Privileges for DBA role

    In an Oracle database I have a user with DBA as the default role. But I had to grant explicitly via "grant SELECT on ..." to this user to allow it to select from DBA_ROLE_PRIVS and DBA_USERS. Since the DBA role grants all system privileges WITH ADMIN OPTION, why is it necessary to grant...

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  • upgrade from 8i to 9i or 10g

    This question might be a bit early for some, but at the end of the year 8i on windows goes off support. We will be looking at upgrading soon after. I would also expect that 10.2 might be on the horizon at that point. One would hope that would be a stable release. I would be interested to hear if...

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  • Oracle Internet Directory

    Has anybody successfully synchronized OID with a third-party LDAP?

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  • Oracle Collaboration Suite

    Is anyone using or planning to use OCS?

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  • To SPFILE or Not To SPFILE

    Hi, What are your experiences using the SPFILE? Why would I want to use the SPFILE versus the old PFILE? Thanks! - D.

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  • hardware/software configuration for web site hosting

    Thanks to all for replying to my previous question. This question is of general nature. I'm planning on creating(hosting) a web site, at which the main contents will be questionnaires, polling and compiling the ratings. I know I will need the database behind the HTML front-end. I will design and...

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  • Oracle 10g ASM

    Can you create ASM instance without creating a database? If yes, how?

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  • Oracle Reports development & Oracle Conurrent Manager

    In developing using Oracle Reports, the report runs fine on the workstation through the developer tool, however when we port the .rfd to Unix and run through the Oracle Apps concurrent manager there are errors in formatting. The error messages generated are not always sufficient to determine which...

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  • Problem with dblinks generated from Oracle Warehouse Builder

    Hi, I am using Oracle Warehouse Builder 9i to implement my data warehouse. Normally, it generates dblinks containing a TNS reference: create database link <hostname>@<connector> connect to <user> identified by <password> using '<hostname>'; But sometimes it generates...

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  • Full Export on Win 2000

    I have spent most of my DBA life on HP/UX. I just recently installed an App on Win 2000 and was able to easily set up schema exports, but I can't get the full database export to work. I am running it as SYSTEM and made sure that SYSTEM has the DBA role as well as EXP_FULL_DATABASE. Has anyone else...

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  • Encryption in the Database

    Has anyone encrypted data in their Oracle/DB2/SQLServer databases? Can you share you experiences?

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  • Oracle database not starting on server reboot

    Would anyone know why an Oracle 8i database running on Windows 2000 will not automatically start on a server reboot?

    Oradba130 pointsBadges:
  • nt/2000 oracle experience to install on linux

    Do you happen to know of any good resources to help a windows Oracle dba very quickly appreciate the linux environment for an install there. It would be great to have a resource that can explain the similar (or not so similar) constructs in a windows environment to that of a linux one. Thanks, Laura

    Laura550 pointsBadges:
  • upgrade to 10g

    Looking for some input about upgrading/migrating to 10g from 8i databases. I have successfully migrated to 9i from 8i and even 7 version databases, but have not had the opportunity to work with 10g. Thank you, tuple9i

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  • Oracle storage parameters – next extent size and max extents

    I am looking for a general rule for determining the optimal setting for next extent size and max extents for oracle tables in an existing database. Specifically, is there some sort of formula that helps approximate the best values? Up to now I have been using best guess based on the size of the...

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  • Oracle Streams

    Has anyone deployed Oracle Streams in Production?

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    I was runing an export against an database the other day, and got the following informational message: Note: RECORDLENGTH=1048576 truncated to 65535 I was wondering what the significance of this message is. The number 65536 happens to be the setting for SORT_AREA_SIZE. Thanks.

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  • Oracle Materialized Views – Fast Refresh

    Hi, Does anyone know a good how-to guide that covers materialized views in Oracle? My immediate problem is that I can't create a materialized view that is a subset of a single table (selected rows and columns) that refreshes as soon as changes to the base table are committed. Thanks.

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