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How to monitor connections to PeopleSoft Database

Ever wondered how many users are connected to PeopleSoft database? This is different than users who login into PeopleSoft application via web. You can find users who make direct SQL connection with your PeopleSoft database. This includes anyone using SQL client tool, PeopleSoft development tools and connections made by PeopleSoft server such as application server […]

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This Oracle 12C Setting Can Jeopardize Your PeopleSoft Installation

Oracle Database 12C is supported with PeopleTools 8.53 but there is one feature in Oracle 12C that can jeopardize your PeopleSoft Installation. Recently while installing PeopleSoft 9.2 with PeopleTools 8.53 using Oracle 12C as database, I was struck at running initial database creation scripts like dbowner.sql and psroles.sql. Scripts weren’t creating users and roles as […]

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Understanding Oracle Database and PeopleSoft Database

Some of the terms especially when it comes to database are loosely used and may cause confusion when performing a PeopleSoft installation. This post will help you revisit and understand PeopleSoft database concepts when used with Oracle database. When you perform a PeopleSoft installation, you will create these types of PeopleSoft databases: • System (also […]

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How to Find Oracle Hidden Parameters

Oracle has hundreds of initialization parameters, which are hidden and undocumented. Many savvy Oracle professionals are known to commonly adjust the hidden parameters to improve the overall performance of their systems. However, because these are “undocumented” parameters, most Oracle professionals rely on publications such as “Oracle Internals” to get insights into the proper setting for the […]

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Enabling Automated SQL Tuning in Oracle 11g

You need to identify if Automatic SQL Tuning job is enabled and regularly running. Use the following query to determine if any Automatic SQL Tuning jobs are enabled: SELECT client_name, status, consumer_group, window_group FROM dba_autotask_client ORDER BY client_name; If the Automatic SQL Tuning job is enabled, you will see something like this:       […]

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PeopleSoft Performance Tuning Using OEM

PeopleSoft Admins or PeopleSoft DBAs or Oracle DBAs know the importance of finding, analyzing, and correcting resource-intensive SQL statements. Those shops which run PeopleSoft on Oracle can make use of Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) in isolating and analyzing troublesome SQL statements.  Using OEM, a DBA can quickly discover the SQL statements most responsible for performance degradation and then drill […]

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How to Change SQL Plus Settings

I do not like the default size of the SQL *Plus window and prefer to customize it as per my preference. You can also do the same by changing the default parameters of SQL Plus. You can perform the following changing in SQL *Plus: Change cursor size Change command history Change fonts Change layout Change […]

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