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Oracle Database 11gR2 Performance Tuning Cookbook by Ciro Fiorillo

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Acquiring data using a data dictionary and dynamic performance views

In the Oracle database, there are many views which can be queried to acquire data about the database state. They are divided into data dictionary views, with a name similar to DBA_*, and dynamic performance views, named something similar to V$_*.

Getting ready

When we use a standard template in Oracle DBCA to create a database, both data dictionary views and dynamic performance views are in place after database creation. If we prefer to use our own scripts to create the database, we need to launch at least the catalog.sql and catproc.sql scripts to populate the data dictionary with the views we need. These scripts are located in the rdbms/admin subdirectory of the Oracle Home ...

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