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Error: Imported Table Already Exists in Oracle
What Happens If the Imported Table Already Exists in Oracle? If the import process tries to import a table that already exists, the Data Pump Import utility will return an error and skip this table. The following exercise shows you a good example: >cd \oraclexe\app\oracle\product\1 0.2.0\serve...
2016-10-15, 1274👍, 0💬

Define External Table in a Text File in Oracle
How To Define an External Table in a Text File in Oracle? You can use the CREATE TABLE statement to create external tables. But you need to use ORGANIZATION EXTERNAL clause to specify the external file location and the data access driver. The tutorial exercise below shows you how to define an extern...
2016-10-19, 1175👍, 1💬

💬 2016-10-19 Randy: Great example, Thanks!

Windows Applications Connect to Oracle Servers in Oracle
How Can Windows Applications Connect to Oracle Servers in Oracle? A Windows application can connect to an Oracle server directly, if it knows how to use the Oracle TNS technology. A Windows application can connect to an Oracle server indirectly through Windows ODBC manager, because it offers ODBC dr...
2016-10-15, 986👍, 0💬

Import One Table back from a Dump File in Oracle
How To Import One Table Back from a Dump File in Oracle? If you only want to import one table back to the database, you can use a dump file that was created by full export, schema export or a table export. The following tutorial exercise shows you how to import the "fyi_links" table from a dump file...
2016-10-15, 895👍, 0💬

What Is Open Database Communication (ODBC) in Oracle
What Is Open Database Communication (ODBC) in Oracle? ODBC, Open Database Communication, a standard API (application program interface) developed by Microsoft for Windows applications to communicate with database management systems. Oracle offers ODBC drivers to allow Windows applications to connect...
2016-10-15, 669👍, 0💬

Working with Cursors in Oracle PL/SQL
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on Working with Cursors in Oracle PL/SQL? Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com DBA team on Working with Cursors in Oracle PL/SQL. Clear answers are provided with tutorial exercises on defining, op...
2018-02-01, 661👍, 0💬

Where Is the Export Dump File Located in Oracle
Where Is the Export Dump File Located in Oracle? If you are not specifying the dump directory and file name, the dump file will be stored in the default dump directory with the default file name. The tutorial exercise below tells you find what is your default dump directory and locate the dump file....
2016-10-15, 659👍, 0💬

Attributes of the Implicit Cursor in Oracle
How To Use Attributes of the Implicit Cursor in Oracle? Right after executing a DML statement, you retrieve any attribute of the implicit cursor by using SQL%attribute_name, as shown in the following tutorial exercise: CREATE TABLE student (id NUMBER(5) PRIMARY KEY, first_name VARCHAR(80) NOT NULL, ...
2018-02-01, 607👍, 0💬

Load Data through External Tables in Oracle
How To Load Data through External Tables in Oracle? If you have data stored in external files, you can load it to database through an external table by the steps below: Create an external table with columns matching data fields in the external file. Create a regular table with the same columns. Run ...
2016-11-27, 595👍, 0💬

Creating Oracle PL/SQL Procedures and Functions
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on Creating Oracle PL/SQL Procedures and Functions? Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com DBA team on Creating Oracle PL/SQL Procedures and Functions. It can also be used as learning tutorials on c...
2018-01-27, 583👍, 0💬

Loading and Exporting Data in Oracle
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on Loading and Exporting Data in Oracle? Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com DBA team on Loading and Exporting Data in Oracle. Clear answers are provided with tutorial exercises on saving data as...
2018-06-27, 569👍, 0💬

Start with a Minimum Initialization Parameter File in Oracle
How To Start Instance with a Minimal Initialization Parameter File in Oracle? The sample initialization parameter file provided by Oracle seems to be not working. But we can try to start the new instance with a minimal initialization parameter file (PFile). First you can create another PFile, $ORACL...
2018-05-08, 551👍, 0💬

Perform a Full Database Export in Oracle
How To Do a Full Database Export in Oracle? If you are ready to do a full database export, you can use the FULL=y parameter on the expdp command, as shown in the following tutorial exercise: >expdp SYSTEM/fyicenter FULL=y ESTIMATE_ONLY=y Starting "SYSTEM"."SYS_EXPORT_FULL_01": SYSTEM/**** FUL...
2016-10-15, 542👍, 0💬

What Is a Cursor in Oracle
What Is a Cursor in Oracle? A cursor looks like a variable, but it is not a variable. A cursor looks like a procedure, but it is not a procedure. A cursor is a cursor. It is a logical representation of a resource connects to a set of data rows related to a DML statement. A cursor is consists of: A D...
2018-02-01, 536👍, 0💬

Define a Sub Function in Oracle
How To Define a Sub Function in Oracle? A sub function is a function defined and used inside another procedure or function. You need to define a sub function in the declaration part of the enclosing procedure or function. Sub function definition starts with the FUNCTION key word. Here is a sample sc...
2018-03-18, 535👍, 0💬

Export Your Own Schema in Oracle
How To Export Your Own Schema in Oracle? If you have a non-system user account and you want to export all data objects in the schema associated with your account, you can use the "expdp" command with the SCHEMAS parameter. Running "expdp" command with a non-system user account requires a directory o...
2016-10-15, 532👍, 0💬

Open a Cursor Variable in Oracle
How To Open a Cursor Variable in Oracle? A cursor variable must be opened with a specific query statement before you can fetch data fields from its data rows. To open a cursor variable, you can use the OPEN ... FOR statement as shown in the following tutorial exercise: CREATE OR REPLACE PROCEDURE FY...
2018-07-18, 530👍, 0💬

Logical Operations in PL/SQL in Oracle
What Are the Logical Operations in Oracle? PL/SQL supports 3 logical operations as shown in the following sample script: PROCEDURE proc_comparison AS x BOOLEAN := TRUE; y BOOLEAN := FALSE; res BOOLEAN; BEGIN res = x AND y; res = x OR y; res = NOT x; -- more statements END;   ⇒Understanding PL/SQL La...
2018-08-06, 529👍, 0💬

What Is the Implicit Cursor in Oracle
What Is the Implicit Cursor in Oracle? There is only one implicitly cursor in a session. The implicit cursor is the cursor automatically defined by PL/SQL for you. Whenever a SQL statement is executed, this cursor will be assigned to represent the execution of this statement. This implicit cursor is...
2018-02-01, 524👍, 0💬

Restrictions on External Table Columns in Oracle
What Are the Restrictions on External Table Columns in Oracle? When creating external table columns, you need to watch out some restrictions: "PRIMARY KEY" is not allowed. "NOT NULL" is not allowed. "DEFAULT value" is not allowed.   ⇒Loading and Exporting Data in Oracle ⇒⇒Oracle Database Tutorials
2016-11-27, 520👍, 0💬

What Is a Directory Object in Oracle
What Is a Directory Object in Oracle? A directory object is a logical alias for a physical directory path name on the operating system. Directory objects can be created, dropped, and granted access permissions to different users. The following tutorial exercise shows you some good examples: >...
2016-10-15, 518👍, 0💬

Original Export/Import Utilities in Oracle
What Are the Original Export and Import Utilities in Oracle? Oracle original Export and Import utilities are standalone programs that provide you a simple way for you to transfer data objects between Oracle databases, even if they reside on platforms with different hardware and software configuratio...
2016-10-15, 518👍, 0💬

Data Pump Import Utility in Oracle
What Is the Data Pump Import Utility in Oracle? Oracle Data Pump Import utility is a standalone programs that allows you to import data objects from an Oracle dump file set into Oracle database. Oracle dump file set is written in a proprietary binary format by the Data Pump Export utility. Import ca...
2016-10-15, 518👍, 0💬

Data Pump Export Utility in Oracle
What Is the Data Pump Export Utility in Oracle? Oracle Data Pump Export utility is a standalone programs that allows you to export data objects from Oracle database to operating system files called dump file set, which can be imported back to Oracle database only by Oracle Data Pump Import utility. ...
2016-10-15, 518👍, 0💬

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