Temporal Validity, ACLs, External Tables, SQL*Loader and more in Oracle 12c

Some more 12c articles have trickled out over the last few days.

I kind-of mentioned this next thing in a post a few weeks ago, but didn’t name names. ­čÖé While writing an article about the PDB logging clause in 12.1.0.2 I noticed it didn’t work. I raised an SR with Oracle Support and they confirmed it was a bug. I was not planning to release the article until the bug was patched, but it came up in conversation recently and I decided it was better to release the article with a big fat warning on the top saying it doesn’t work, just so others are not as confused by this as I was. I’m still not sure it is the right thing to do, but what the heck…

When the bug is patched, I will revise the article and┬áprobably promote it to the front page of the website as a “new article”. For now it is lurking in the depths of my website. ­čÖé

The 12c journey continues…

Cheers

Tim…

Loading LOB Data Using SQL*Loader…

In a recent post I discussed the use of BLOBs and External Tables. As a result of that I thought I better take a look at how SQL*Loader copes with LOBs, so I wrote Loading LOB Data Using SQL*Loader. SQL*Loader has a number of methods for loading LOBs, but I focussed on the one that most closely matches the method used by external tables.

Cheers

Tim…