As an Oracle DBA, you are very likely to get requests somewhat like this: Create an account for Sam Hill. The privileges should look exactly like Rob Nixon. If you are not into automating everything, your first instinct would be to fire-up an IDE like Toad or SQL Developer and script out the source user, … Continue reading Oracle: Clone An User With PL/SQL – Tablespace Quotas, Role Grants/Default Role, Object Grants And System Grants
Requirement: Recently I got a request from a user that he wanted to copy a specific set of tables and their indexes into a new database to ship to the vendor for analysis. The problem was that the DB had thousands of tables (8,748 to be precise). Hunting and pecking for specific tables from that … Continue reading PowerShell – Copy SQL Server Tables – Structure, Data & Indexes To Another Database/Instance
If you are primarily a SQL Server developer and you are moving to Oracle, this is one of the nastiest surprises in store for you. You are so used to rolling back everything including DDL in SQL Server transactions but in Oracle, DDL inside transactions act as COMMIT. Fear not though, there are a ton … Continue reading Oracle Gotcha For The SQL Server Developer – DDL’s COMMIT Transactions Implicitly!
Why DELETE is bad? In Oracle, when it comes to deleting ** A L L ** the data from a table (clearing the contents of a staging table for example), using a DELETE statement is the most inefficient choice. Here are some reasons why DELETE is bad It uses UNDO It uses REDO It fires … Continue reading Oracle – TRUNCATE vs DELETE – Spoiler: TRUNCATE Wins & Why? Hours vs Seconds!
You might have heard the terms UNDO and REDO thrown around in conversations around space usage. In this tip, let us get a basic idea of what UNDO (formerly called ROLLBACK) is in Oracle. I promise you that this will be an interesting read and you will be happy you read this. Unlike SQL Server … Continue reading Oracle UNDO – A Basic Explanation