Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 30-NOV-2011


The latest posts from the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:

And don't miss this great posting:


Over at the Striving for Optimal Performance blog there is a brief but very useful posting for those trying to use SQL Trace and Oracle Portal.

Oracle Forums

When is the last time you used the forums? (or is it forii?). There's a lot of useful info there to search through as well as some heavy-duty experts to help you with questions, and that can sometimes include the kind of questions that SRs don't typically deal with (can anyone say 'customizations'?)

Here are a few examples:

A discussion on Constraints and Indexes from Hemant's Oracle DBA Blog.

A discussion of Lost Sysadmin Access After Upgrade to Solaris 11 at the Oracle Forums at OTN.

A posting arising from a discussion at the Oracle Community forums at Eddie Awad's Blog: Why You Must Use an ORDER BY Sometimes

New Support Articles

Speaking of Eddie Awad. He shared some new Support documents of interest: Five Recently Created or Updated Oracle Support Articles.


The Upgrade your Database - NOW! blog gives us a heads up on an 11.2 RDBMS bug you should keep an eye out for if you are upgrading: Wrong statistics in AUX_STATS$ might puzzle the optimizer.


Amis Technology lets us in on the secret and arcane art of making clickable columns in APEX reports (okay, nothing is particularly arcane in APEX, that's why people love it, but it sounds cool to say it's arcane): APEX: Make a report row clickable.


Get involved with the process. Stephen Colebourne's blog fills us in on JDK Enhancement Proposals in this posting: The future is in the JEPs


I've owned a Kindle since the day they came out and definitely comparison shop on my iPhone and iPad when I'm in the store. Over at the The Complete CRM Blog we have an article about that comparison shopping and how widespread it is becoming. Indeed it makes me wonder about the future of bookstores. Perhaps they will morph into cafes that maintain sample copies of most books and a few big coffee table books that don't lend themselves to electronic form. I know my personal progression for purchasing books is: Kindle version, if there is none, used copy, if that doesn't work, new book from Amazon. That model doesn't leave a whole lot of room for the old fashioned brick and mortar book chain. I do still cruise used book stores, but it's more like going to an antique shop to see if something turns up now rather than looking for items of current interest.


SearchOracle has good things to say about a new book: Book explores Oracle, MySQL query methods


Rittman Mead goes over some of the features of Web Services in BI Publisher 11g.

Backup and Recovery

It's a good time to review backup and recovery. I guarantee it is. In the hubbub of maintaining, improving, upgrading and dealing with a chaotic mass of opposing wills (developers, I'm not talking about you...really), backup and recovery gets neglected. When it comes up as an issue it is often time to tune up your resume because it's too late to fix things. So this cautionary article is a good read: Why do companies backup infrequently? at Help Net Security.

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