Creating a Reporting ‘Dashboard’ in SQL Developer

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Haven’t had much time to blog this week, so what’s a blogging addict to do? Ask your readers for help! @thatjeffsmith kind of like db instance but more focused. I picked 3 just to give an idea. Refresh would be on all. pic.twitter.com/WUlWyUbeT3 — Nando Somoza (@slaytanic70) September 10, 2015 So I put together this view for Nando…3 reports running …

Tailing the Alert Log with SQLcl

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Hopefully you’ve heard about the new SQL*Plus we’re building. And hopefully you’ve heard about the new REPEAT command we put into it yesterday. Here’s a quick example of how to build a little ‘monitor’ in just 2 commands, a total of 5 lines of code. The SQL SELECT To_Char(Originating_Timestamp, ‘DD-MON-YYYY HH24:MI:SSxFF’) Time_Entry, substr(message_text, 0, 75) || ‘…’ ABBR_MESSAGE_TEXT FROM X$dbgalertext …

Real Time SQL Monitoring Support in Oracle SQL Developer [Video]

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I had a pretty good week of presenting at Open World this week. 3 solo presentations, all well attended. But in one, I had a technical issue – that’s code for I was having problems because I was using the wrong database connection – when trying to show off the Real Time SQL Monitoring support feature in Oracle SQL Developer. …

How To Add Custom Actions To Your User Reports

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I’ve shown you and more than a few customers how to customize your Monitor Sessions page/report. If you need a refresher, that’s here. But basically it comes down to this: Copy the report from the Database Administration section of the Reports panel Paste it to the User Defined Reports section Edit to your heart’s delight But. Some of you have …

Watching Paint Dry or V$SQLTEXT_WITH_NEWLINES

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How much time to do you spend debugging database application problems? Probably more time than you want. How much of that time is spent capturing the SQL that is being submitted by your application to the database? I’m going to guess that it’s a significant amount. Asssuming you have access to production (or a test environment that adequately replicates production), …

SQL Server VS Oracle: Index Monitoring

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Jealousy is not an emotion I generally feel for the SQL Server technology stack. I covet their Twitter camaraderie, but I ‘know’ that Oracle can counter just about anything thrown at it. People that Helped Me with this Post I was reminded that even old dogs can be taught new tricks while monitoring the #SQLSaturday conversation going on in Chicago …