It seems strange to me:
When all needed columns are in the index, filter predicates are expectedly applied to the index
One thing that gets tedious in the IT community and Oracle community is the penchant for Windows only solutions. While Microsoft does an excellent job in certain domains, I remain a loyal Apple customer. By the way, you can install Oracle Client software on Mac OS X and run SQL Developer against any Oracle Database server.
Thanks for all your feedback on the PL/SQL Countdown quiz. I am certain we will add that to the mix soon.
And since I have decided to no longer keep all my best ideas to myself ( :-) ), I offer another idea for a "quiz", though it is not really a quiz, I suppose. More of a "game"?
I call it Code Pong (some of you may know of the classic Pong game). Here's how it would work:
In a post a couple days ago, I promised to provide a best practice approach to reading external files with the
UTL_FILE package. My first assumption is that you’re reading unstructured data because structured data is best read by external tables because external tables can read data much faster with the
Sometimes I’m surprised. Today, the surprise came when somebody pointed to an error in another author’s book. The person who asked the question had to send me a screen shot before I believed it.
The author’s code encounters the following error because the code was designed to loop through a multiple line file, and the code called the
UTL_FILE.FOPEN procedure with three instead of four parameters:
Chris Saxon, who is the "domain admin" for the Database Design and author of many of the weekly quizzes, would love to get feedback from our players on these quizzes. He's been doing them now for six months and figures it's time to check in with all of you.
So he's used Google Forms to set up a quick, anonymous survey:
People invent really complicated ways to achieve simple tasks such as copying a table from one database to another. With database link (which is arguably RDBMS’s the most under appreciated feature) it is just one SQL command:
create table emp as select * from scott.emp@dblink1;
But who has time to create database links? In SQLDeveloper 4.0 you don’t have to. Assuming that you have the right connection the script