Common commands for the Oracle Applications DBA – PART 1

These are common commands for the oracle applications dba.  Random order, but brief description above each. # Stop all services on an application or concurrent manager server $APPLCSF/scripts/$CONTEXT_NAME/ apps/ # Start all services on an application or concurrent manager server $APPLCSF/scripts/$CONTEXT_NAME/ apps/ # Stop Apache on the application server $APPLCSF/scripts/$CONTEXT_NAME/ stop # Start Apache on […]

Querying indexes on table and build script

Often times we are asked to rebuild indexes on tables, but are unaware of what all indexes are on the table. We can query dba_ind_columns to get indexes  on the columns or for general indexes against the table we can query dba_indexes. A general query would look like this: select owner,table_name,index_name from dba_indexes where table […]

How to view database parameters

I have started a youtube channel which I will slowly be adding new video content too. You can click on the video below.  Here is the text that you can use as well. sqlplus ‘/as sysdba’show parameter processes; exit; sqlplus apps/$MYPASS desc v$parameter col name format a20 col value format a30 select name, value from […]

Creating ‘LIKE’ users in the Oracle Database

This post I’m providing allows you to create a new database user modeled after an existing database user. We recently hired numerous dbas and wanted to provide the same access as existing dbas here. Using this script is permitted. As with any script on my blog or others please take caution. This has been verified […]

Tracing concurrent request and creating TKPROF

I) Generate Trace File 1) Enable Tracing for the Concurrent Program a) select the ‘Enable Trace’ Checkbox 2) Turn on Tracing a) Login as a user with ‘system administrator’ responsibility b) Navigate: Profiles > System c) Query Profile Option ‘Concurrent: Allow Debuggin’ d) Set profile to ‘YES’ 3) Run Concurrent Program with Tracing Turnv On […]

Increasing speed of applying patches (eBusiness)

We recently went through our quarterly Oracle outage and had more than 30+ patches to install on 8 nodes. There are only 2 shared APPL_TOPS and 2 in the DMZ. This makes us have to install each patch 4 times. This process took 8+ hours to complete. We even had 15 rolled into a merge […]

Loss of Oracle Responsibilities – Part 2 Responsibility Trust Level

Oracle applications has many security features build in. Allowing responsibilities to be accessed internally and externally is just 1 example. At INSTABC there are many custom responsibilities that users and suppliers access. A particular responsibility called ‘IBU Normal User’ allows customers and employees to see Product information. During a recent deployment to only internal […]

Loss of Oracle Responsibilities – Part 1 VPN & iExpense

Quick background about this post: Oracle eBusiness Suite Oracle Database Cisco AnyConnect VPN Microsoft AD/DNS My company INSTABC uses eBusiness Suite for it’s application front end. We will call it ‘RELP’ for use in this post. Access is granted using the application itself. We do not do LDAP, Single Sign on or OID […]

R12 on OEL5.5 64 bit vm on external hard drive – CONTINUED

The install went great and was accessible for a short time. It seems that R12 on a vm with the database, concurrent manager and application server is just too much. The external hard drive didn’t have any issues but the vm was very unstable. It crashed numerous times because of the heavy load. The vm […]