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ORA-14696: MAX_STRING_SIZE migration is incomplete for pluggable database

Like me, in the future or for testing, you might need a database with varchar2(32k) support. Although most is explained, the current documentation is a bit incomplete regarding how to get a pluggable database environment to support varchar2(32k). Regarding CDB, PDB environments, to get this done, the following is described in the Oracle Documentation for

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HOWTO – Oracle Shared Server Setup

A customer of mine run out of memory due to much server processes of dedicated connected client sessions. As an alternative I tried to explain the options between DEDICATED and SHARED SERVER concepts as an initial attempt/workaround for the client software problems. Looking around on the internet for pictures and or newbie documentation, I found …

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Basisregistraties Adressen en Gebouwen – Het importeren van Kadaster BAG data in een Oracle Database

Vorig jaar heb ik behoorlijk wat vragen gekregen over of er een tool was, een methodiek, om BAG data van het Nederlandse Kadaster in een Oracle database te krijgen voor allerlei doeleinden. Basisregistraties Adressen en Gebouwen (BAG) data wordt onder andere uitgeleverd door het Kadaster in XML bestanden waarin alle Kadaster gegevens zijn vastgelegd. Deze …

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HOWTO: Viewing XML data in V_$CELL_% storage cell SYS views

Got a small question from Frits if I could help him make some XML data readable in one of the SYS.V_$CELL_% / V$CELL_% views. I have been a bit busy, in between jobs, to try to make some of those XML columns more readable anyway (for myself and others) so…lets have a go at it. …

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OOW 2012 – XQuery Update (HOL)

As promised, hereby the Hands-On Lab Oracle OpenWorld XQuery Update example statements. The following XQuery Update code will work from Oracle database 11.2.0.3 and upwards and is fully supported from this version onwards. For more information see some of the blogposts here on this site or the OTN XMLDB forum for more examples. The code …

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oracle in /etc/init.d

Just for my own reference Based on Tim Hall’s “dbora” post, but a little bit more to my licking, /etc/init.d/oracle (fna “dbora”). For info about the how/what/why, have a look a Tim’s post. Use “chkconfig” to install and set run levels in Linux. Use prio 97 97 so it will always start before or shutdown

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Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12.1 – Agent Installation, Issues and Solutions

Currently busy for a client to install and configure Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c for database and more administration across the globe. These environments were configured and setup by a different 3rd party so not always follow our wishes and administration guidelines. You can imagine that such environments are also a neat environments regarding learning curves

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XMLTYPE datatype and ORA-22992

Anton has a small but informative post on LOB handling across database links and avoiding a possible ORA-22992. I was not sure if XMLTYPE’s, CLOB based storage or Binary XML (Securefile) storage had the same limitations and/or in need of possible workarounds. So the best way to be sure is of course too just to

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HOWTO: Using the Oracle XMLDB Repository to Automatically Shred Windows Office Documents (Part 1)

People who have attended the UKOUG presentation this year where Mark Drake, Sr. Product Manager XML Technologies / XMLDB, Oracle HQ, and I demonstrated the first principles of the XDB Repository, might have been impressed with its (GEO/KML Spatial, Image EXIF info) capabilities combined with Google Earth. This post will zoom in on how to

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HOWTO: XDB Repository Events – An Introduction

Oracle XMLDB Repository Events, IMHO, was one of the coolest functionalities introduced in Oracle 11.1. In principal they are a kind of event “triggers” that get fired during actions / methods on objects in the XDB Repository. One of the disadvantages of this functionality is that they are very “sparsely” documented in the Oracle XMLDB

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