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Load Data with SQL*Loader in Oracle
How To Load Data with SQL*Loader in Oracle? Let's say you have a table defined as: CREATE TABLE student (id NUMBER(5) PRIMARY KEY, first_name VARCHAR(80) NOT NULL, last_name VARCHAR(80) NOT NULL, birth_date DATE NOT NULL, social_number VARCHAR(80) UNIQUE NOT NULL); There is an input data file stored...
2016-11-27, 2037🔥, 0💬

Managing Oracle Database Tables
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on Managing Oracle Database Tables? Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com DBA team on Managing Oracle Database Tables. Clear answers are provided together with tutorial exercises to help beginners ...
2019-06-11, 2036🔥, 0💬

Create an Array in PL/SQL in Oracle
How To Create an Array in PL/SQL in Oracle? If you want create an array data structure, you can use the collection type VARRAY. VARRAY stands for Variable Array. Here is a sample script on how to use VARRAY: SQL&gt; set serveroutput on; SQL&gt; DECLARE 2 TYPE list IS VARRAY(3) OF VARCHAR(16)...
2019-03-08, 2036🔥, 0💬

Execution Flow Control Statements in Oracle
What Are the Execution Flow Control Statements in Oracle? PL/SQL supports three groups of execution control statements: IF Statements - Conditionally executes a block of statements. CASE Statements - Selectively executes a block of statements. LOOP Statements - Repeatedly executes a block of stateme...
2019-03-27, 2020🔥, 1💬

What Is Transport Network Substrate in Oracle
What Is Transport Network Substrate (TNS) in Oracle? TNS, Transport Network Substrate, is a foundation technology, built into the Oracle Net foundation layer that works with any standard network transport protocol.   ⇒ What Is ODBC in Oracle ⇐ What Is SQL*Plus in Oracle ⇑ Oracle Database Basic Conc...
2020-05-15, 2010🔥, 0💬

Error: Cannot Identify/Lock Data File in Oracle
What Happens If You Lost a Data File in Oracle? After you shutting down an Oracle database, you accidently deleted a data file from the operating system. If you try to start the database again you will get error when Oracle tries to open the database after mounting the database. The following tutori...
2019-04-09, 2009🔥, 0💬

What Is NULL Value in Oracle
What Is NULL Value in Oracle? NULL is a special value representing "no value" in all data types. NULL can be used on in operations like other values. But most operations has special rules when NULL is involved. The tutorial exercise below shows you some examples: SET NULL 'NULL'; -- Make sure NULL i...
2019-12-02, 1996🔥, 0💬

Create an Initialization Parameter File in Oracle
How To Create an Initialization Parameter File in Oracle? This is Step 3. To run an Oracle database as an Oracle instance, you need to create an initialization parameter file, which contains a set of initialization parameters. The easiest way to create an initialization parameter file to copy from t...
2019-04-03, 1996🔥, 0💬

Disk Space Needed for an Export Job in Oracle
How To Estimate Disk Space Needed for an Export Job in Oracle? If you just want to know how much disk space for the dump without actually exporting any data, you can use the ESTIMATE_ONLY=y parameter on the expdp command. The following tutorial exercise shows you how a system user wants to see the d...
2016-10-15, 1994🔥, 0💬

What Is System Global Area in Oracle
What Is System Global Area (SGA) in Oracle? The System Global Area (SGA) is a memory area that contains data shared between all database users such as buffer cache and a shared pool of SQL statements. The SGA is allocated in memory when an Oracle database instance is started, and any change in the v...
2020-07-07, 1989🔥, 0💬

Understanding SQL Language Basics for Oracle
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on SQL Language Basics for Oracle? Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com DBA team on SQL Language Basics for Oracle. Clear answers are provided with tutorial exercises on data types, data literals,...
2020-05-29, 1983🔥, 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, 1976🔥, 0💬

Insert Multiple Rows with 1 INSERT Statement in Oracle
How To Insert Multiple Rows with One INSERT Statement in Oracle? If you want to insert multiple rows with a single INSERT statement, you can use a subquery instead of the VALUES clause. Rows returned from the subquery will be inserted the target table. The following tutorial exercise gives a good ex...
2020-01-29, 1962🔥, 0💬

What Is Oracle Database 10g Express Edition in Oracle
What Is Oracle Database 10g Express Edition in Oracle? Based on Oracle Web site: Oracle Database 10g Express Edition (Oracle Database XE) is an entry-level, small-footprint database based on the Oracle Database 10g Release 2 code base that's free to develop, deploy, and distribute; fast to download;...
2020-05-15, 1959🔥, 0💬

ALTER INDEX - Rename an Index in Oracle
How To Rename an Index in Oracle? Let's say you have an existing index, and you don't like its name anymore for some reason, you can rename it with the ALTER INDEX ... RENAME TO statement. Here is an example script on how to rename an index: CREATE TABLE student (id NUMBER(5) PRIMARY KEY, first_name...
2020-02-20, 1958🔥, 0💬

Change Settings in Binary SPFile in Oracle
What To Do If the Binary SPFile Is Wrong for the Default Instance in Oracle? Let's say the SPFile for the default instance is a binary file, and some settings are wrong in the SPFile, like SGA setting is bellow 20MB, how do you change a setting in the binary file? This seems to be a hard task, becau...
2020-09-15, 1953🔥, 0💬

Built-in Tablespaces in a Database in Oracle
What Are the Predefined Tablespaces in a Database in Oracle? When you create a new database, Oracle server will create 4 required tablespaces for the new database: SYSTEM Tablespace - Every Oracle database contains a tablespace named SYSTEM, which Oracle creates automatically when the database is cr...
2019-01-20, 1952🔥, 0💬

Differences between INTERVAL YEAR TO MONTH and INTERVAL DAY TO SECOND in Oracle
What Are the Differences between INTERVAL YEAR TO MONTH and INTERVAL DAY TO SECOND in Oracle? The main differences between INTERVAL YEAR TO MONTH and INTERVAL DAY TO SECOND are: INTERVAL YEAR TO MONTH stores values as time intervals at the month level. INTERVAL DAY TO SECOND stores values as time in...
2020-04-25, 1951🔥, 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, 1951🔥, 0💬

Built-in Internal User Accounts in Oracle
What Are Internal User Account in Oracle? An internal user account is a system predefined user account. Oracle 10g XE comes with a number of internal accounts: SYSTEM - This is the user account that you log in with to perform all administrative functions other than starting up and shutting down the ...
2019-07-21, 1950🔥, 0💬

Delete a Column in an Existing Table in Oracle
How To Delete a Column in an Existing Table in Oracle? If you have an existing column in a table and you need that column any more, you can delete it with ALTER TABLE ... DROP COLUMN statement. Here is an example SQL script: SQL&gt; CREATE TABLE emp_dept_90 2 AS SELECT * FROM employees WHERE dep...
2019-05-25, 1949🔥, 0💬

Indexes for the PRIMARY KEY Column in Oracle
What Is an Index Associated with a Constraint in Oracle? An index associated with a constraint because this constraint is required to have an index. There are two types of constraints are required to have indexes: UNIQUE and PRIMARY KEY. When you defines a UNIQUE or PRIMARY KEY constraint in a table...
2019-05-01, 1949🔥, 0💬

Show All Data Files in the Current Database in Oracle
How To View Data Files in the Current Database in Oracle? If you want to get a list of all tablespaces used in the current database instance, you can use the DBA_TABLESPACES view as shown in the following SQL script example: SQL&gt; connect SYSTEM/fyicenter Connected. SQL&gt; col tablespace_...
2019-04-13, 1947🔥, 0💬

Return Top 5 Rows in Oracle
How To Return Top 5 Rows in Oracle? If you want the query to return only the first 5 rows, you can use the pseudo column called ROWNUM in the WHERE clause. ROWNUM contains the row number of each returning row from the query. The following statement returns the first 5 rows from the employees table: ...
2019-09-16, 1937🔥, 0💬

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