Category Archives: PL/SQL


The other day a friend called me with a question on constraints. “I have a table where the combination of two columns must be unique”. My response was: “Use a Unique Constraint on these two columns”.That should work, however…

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Log errors

Just a quick note of something I ran into at my current assignment. I have to import data from external tables into persistent tables. This proces normally is just inserting data into the table, but sometimes a file can be sent in more than once.

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Virtual Private Database…

Some time ago I was asked to assist in fixing or at least finding the cause of a performance problem. The application ran fine until the Virtual Private Database (VPD) policy was applied. Oracle claims there should be near zero impact on your application when you implement VPD, then how is this possible?

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