The mess that is fast-refresh join-only Materialized Views

Every now and then you come across a feature or a combination of features which has turned into such a dog’s dinner that you wonder how many people can possibly be using it. This week – fast...
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The mess that is fast-refresh join-only Materialized Views

Every now and then you come across a feature or a combination of features which has turned into such a dog’s dinner that you wonder how many people can possibly be using it. This week – fast...
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Agents Management Via EM12c Release 4 Console

I’m going to take a break from the OMS/OMR Performance pages and jump over to the Agents page in release 12.1.0.4.  You can access this page from the Setup menu drop down in EMCC: Main Agent Management...
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Lunchtime quiz

There was a question on OTN a few days ago asking the following question: Here’s a query that ran okay on 11g, but crashed with Oracle error “ORA-01843: not a valid month” after upgrade...
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Oracle Midlands Event #6 : Summary

Last night was the Oracle Midlands Event #6 with Bjoern Rost. Let’s start with the important stuff! I am now the proud owner of an Oracle Press bear! I didn’t technically win it, but one of...
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The User Group Tour

Those of you that have been around Oracle for some time may already be aware of the various OTN tours. These tours bring well known speakers to some of the smaller (relatively speaking) regions that often...
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Pythian at UKOUG 14

Will you be joining us at the UKOUG Conference and Exhibition in Liverpool, UK? Over 200 world-class speakers and industry experts will be in attendance, including some of our very own. Michael Abbey,...
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The Increasing Role of ERP in Customer Experience and B2B E-Commerce

When most people in e-commerce talk about B2B they often talk about the consumerization of B2B and things they can relate from their experience in Retail (B2C).  I always want to tackle the bigger...
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Release: Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.20

Oracle has released a new version of its virtualization platform VM Virtualbox. Version 4.3.20 is considered a maintenance release which can be installed on top of version 4.3. The update improves stability...
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Baselines

I’m not very keen on bending the rules on production systems, I’d prefer to do things that look as if they could have happened in a completely legal fashion, but sometimes it’s necessary...
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