OOW08 Presentation Downloads

I checked and couldn’t see some of my favorite sessions’ materials available for download yet, but still you may want to start consuming incrementally already uploaded presentations. :)

For starters let me share my three favorite tracks:

Data Warehouse Track – http://tinyurl.com/4puv4b

Application Development Track – http://tinyurl.com/3mwmyp

Performance and Scalability Track – http://tinyurl.com/474ul7

ps: Only OOW08 attendants are allowed to download unfortunately, so after you logon you can use Username: cboracle & Password: oraclec6


11g’s Metadata Information for SQL Built-In Operators and Functions

11g introduced two new views: V$SQLFN_METADATA and V$SQLFN_ARG_METADATA, which provide metadata for all Oracle SQL built-in operations and functions.

SQL> set linesize 2500
SQL> SELECT * FROM v$sqlfn_metadata where name = 'REGEXP_SUBSTR' ;

   FUNC_ID NAME                              MINARGS    MAXARGS DATATYPE VERSION      ANA AGG DISP_TYPE     USAGE                          DESCR
---------- ------------------------------ ---------- ---------- -------- ------------ --- --- ------------- ------------------------------ ------------------------------
       526 REGEXP_SUBSTR                           2          5 STRING   V10 Oracle   NO  NO  NORMAL

SQL> SELECT * FROM v$sqlfn_arg_metadata WHERE func_id = 526 ;

---------- ---------- -------- ------------------------------
       526          1 STRING
       526          2 STRING
       526          3 NUMERIC
       526          4 NUMERIC
       526          5 STRING

This new feature may help especially to third party tools to maintain the function usage metadata redundantly in the application layer. For more informations you may check the documentation and this oracle-developer.net article.