Every Oracle database has a set of two or more
redo log files
. The set of redo log filesfor a database is collectively known as the database's redo log. A redo log is made upof redo entries (also called
).The primary function of the redo log is to record all changes made to data. If a failureprevents modified data from being permanently written to the datafiles, the changescan be obtained from the redo log so work is never lost.Every Oracle database has a
. A control file contains the database nameand locations of all datafiles and redo log files.Every Oracle database also has a Parameter File. Parameter file contains the name of the Database, Memory Settings and Location of Control file.
Data types and Creating Tables
A table is the data structure that holds data in a relational database. A table iscomposed of rows and columns.A table in Oracle Ver. 7.3 can have maximum 255 Columns and in Oracle Ver. 8 andabove a table can have maximum 1000 columns. Number of rows in a table isunlimited in all the versions.