Oracle uses a ROWID datatype to store the address (rowid) of everyrow in the database.
store the addresses of rows in ordinary tables(excluding index-organized tables), clustered tables, table partitionsand subpartitions, indexes, and index partitions and subpartitions.
store the addresses of rows in index-organized tables.
Trace Files :
Each server and background process can write to an associated tracefile. When a process detects an internal error, it dumps informationabout the error to its trace file. If an internal error occurs andinformation is written to a trace file, the administrator should contactOracle support.
When one of the Oracle background processes (suchas
) encounter anexception, they will write to a
Alert Log File:
Each database also has an Alert log. The ALERT file of a database isa chronological log of messages and errors.
chronologically records messages anderrors arising from the daily database operation. Also, thereare pointers totrace filesand dump files.