PeopleSoft Enterprise Performance on Oracle 10g Database

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PEOPLESOFT 8 BATCH PERFORMANCE ON ORACLE 9I DATABASE 7/27/2011
Reference Number: Product(s): Release(s): Revision Number:

PeopleSoft 8 Batch Performance on Oracle 9i Database

All Enterprise products PeopleSoft 8.x, 9.x

Contains:
√ PeopleSoft Performance Tips √ Database Tuning Tips √ SQL Query Tuning Tips √ Use of Database Features √ Capturing Traces

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Table of Contents
Table of Contents ....................................................................................................................................................ii Chapter 1 - Introduction...........................................................................................................................................1 Structure of this Red Paper Related Materials 1 1

Chapter 2 - Generating Statistics...........................................................................................................................2 Manually Gathering Table Statistics 2 Sample DBMS_STATS Command:............................................................................................................................................3 Generating Statistics for Data dictionary tables 3 Generating System Statistics ......................................................................................................................................................4 Statistics at Runtime for Temporary Tables 4 Example.......................................................................................................................................................................................4 Turning off %UpdateStats...........................................................................................................................................................5 Modify %UpdateStats to use Analyze command:......................................................................................................................5 Tuning off Dynamic Sampling:...................................................................................................................................................9 Histograms 9 What are Histograms? .................................................................................................................................................................9 Candidate Columns for Histograms Within PeopleSoft Applications.....................................................................................10 Creating Histograms..................................................................................................................................................................10 Viewing Histograms..................................................................................................................................................................10 Chapter 3 - Dedicated Temporary Tables.............................................................................................................11 What are Dedicated Temp Tables? 11 Performance Tips for Dedicated Temp Tables.........................................................................................................................11 Application Engine Performance with Dedicated Temporary Tables 11 How do temp tables work in Application Engine?...................................................................................................................12 Test case explaining temp table behavior.................................................................................................................................12 Creating PeopleSoft Temporary Tables as Oracle Global Temp Tables (GTT) 14 What are Global Temporary Tables?........................................................................................................................................14 Can GTTs be used in place of Dedicated Temp Tables?.........................................................................................................14 Chapter 4 - Tablespace Selection..........................................................................................................................14 Locally Managed Tablespaces 15 Advantages of Locally Managed...............................................................................................................................................15 Space Management....................................................................................................................................................................15 Locally Managed - AUTO ALLOCATE..................................................................................................................................15 Locally Managed - UNIFORM EXTENT ................................................................................................................................15 Temporary Tablespaces 15 Tempfile based...........................................................................................................................................................................16 UNDO Management 16 Automatic Undo Management...................................................................................................................................................16 Chapter 5 - Maintaining Indexes ...........................................................................................................................17 Index Tips Rebuilding of Indexes Function Based Indexes
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Chapter 6 - Cursor Sharing....................................................................................................................................20 Use of Bind Variables 20 Application Engine - Reuse Flag...............................................................................................................................................20 SQR/COBOL - CURSOR_SHARING 23 Pros and Cons of CURSOR_SHARING...................................................................................................................................24 Chapter 7 - Batch Server Selection.......................................................................................................................26 Scenario 1: Process Scheduler And Database Server on Different Boxes Scenario 2: Process Scheduler and Database Server on one BOX What is the recommended scenario? 26 26 27

Chapter 8 - Capturing Traces................................................................................................................................28 Online Performance Issues 28 Configuration Settings for Tracing an Online Process.............................................................................................................28 Application Engine Performance Issues 30 Configuration Settings for Tracing an AE Process on the Application Engine.......................................................................30 Configuration Settings for Tracing an AE Process on the Database........................................................................................31 COBOL Performance Issues SQR Reports Performance Issues ORACLE Performance Issues Generating Explain Plan for SQL Using “sqltexplain.sql” 33 33 33 34

Automatic Workload Repository (AWR) 34 Generating a HTML or Text AWR Report:..............................................................................................................................35 AWR report analysis:.................................................................................................................................................................35 Appendix A – Sample script to gather statistics on tables................................................................................40 Appendix B – Validation and Feedback................................................................................................................45 Customer Validation Field Validation 45 45

Appendix C - References.......................................................................................................................................46 Appendix D – Revision History.............................................................................................................................47 Authors.......................................................................................................................................................................................47 Reviewers ..................................................................................................................................................................................47 Revision History........................................................................................................................................................................47

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Chapter 1 - Introduction
This Red Paper is a practical guide for technical users, database administrators, and programmers who implement, maintain, or develop applications for a PeopleSoft system. In this Red Paper, we discuss guidelines on how to improve the performance of PeopleSoft applications in the Oracle 10g environment. Much of the information contained in this document originated within the PeopleSoft Benchmarks and Global Support Center and is therefore based on "real-life" problems encountered in the field. The issues that appear in this document are the problems that prove to be the most common or troublesome.

STRUCTURE OF THIS RED PAPER
This Red Paper provides guidance to get the best performance of PeopleSoft in the Oracle database environment. Keep in mind that PeopleSoft updates this document as needed so that it reflects the most current feedback we receive from the field. Therefore, the structure, headings, content, and length of this document is likely to vary with each posted version. To see if the document has been updated since you last downloaded it, compare the date of your version to the date of the version posted on Customer Connection.

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This paper is not a general introduction to environment tuning and we assume that our readers are experienced IT professionals, with a good understanding of PeopleSoft’s Internet Architecture and Oracle database. To take full advantage of the information covered in this document, we recommend that you have a basic understanding of system administration, basic Internet architecture, relational database concepts/SQL, and how to use PeopleSoft applications. This document is not intended to replace the documentation delivered with the PeopleTools 8 or 8.4 PeopleBooks. We recommend that before you read this document, you read the PeopleSoft application related information in the PeopleBooks to ensure that you have a well-rounded understanding of PeopleSoft batch process technology. Note: Much of the information in this document eventually gets incorporated into subsequent versions of the PeopleBooks. Many of the fundamental concepts related to performance tuning in PeopleSoft PeopleBooks: • PeopleSoft Installation Guide - Oracle Tuning chapter

Additionally, we recommend that you read the Oracle 10g database administration and performance tuning guides.

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Generating Statistics When using Oracle's Cost Based Optimizer (CBO). Cursor invalidation could cause severe performance degradation.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper Chapter 2 . It is not recommended that statistics be gathered on objects during peak operational hours. © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. query performance depends greatly on appropriate table and index statistics. statement is listed below.DISABLE('GATHER_STATS_JOB'). After updating data in a table.You should use DBMS_STATS package to update statistics. SELECT * FROM DBA_SCHEDULER_JOBS WHERE JOB_NAME = 'GATHER_STATS_JOB'. you need new statistics on the average row length. END. You need to work with your DBA to come up with a strategy to do that. Only “non-temporary” PeopleSoft tables and indexes are recommended to have their statistics updated. after loading a significant number of rows into a table. and re-generate statistics on them which is not desirable as many will not contain data. A sample SQL Since this job does not/cannot take into account the requirements for PeopleSoft. A sample script to provide this functionality is listed in the Appendix. You can determine whether this job exists by viewing the DBA_SCHEDULER_JOBS view. To disable the GATHER_STATS_JOB execute the following SQL*Plus command: BEGIN DBMS_SCHEDULER. It is advisable to gather statistics periodically for objects where the statistics become stale over time because of changing data volumes or changes in column value. 2 . It is recommended to disable this job after initial execution. the “temporary” object statistics are not updated with improper values. time and window of each organization. It is also recommended that only tables and indexes. collect new statistics on the number of rows. ANALYZE will be de-supported in future releases of Oracle. Note: The use of procedures within DBMS_STATS is recommended exclusively. Inc. At database creation. have their statistics re-generated. By re-generating statistics only on “stale” or “missing” objects. By generating statistics only on the “non-temporary” tables and indexes. MANUALLY GATHERING TABLE STATISTICS The DBMS_STATS package provides the ability to generate statistics in parallel by specifying the degree of parallelism. Oracle 10g Scheduler contains a default nightly job which attempts to maintain these vital statistics. business rules. / The reasoning for this recommendation is because PeopleSoft Application Engine (AE) programs use many “standard” Oracle tables as PeopleSoft “temporary” tables. the over all time needed to regenerate statistics on a nightly/weekly/monthly basis is reduced. it is not recommended to allow this job to run after it has initially executed. New statistics should be gathered after a schema object's data or structure are modified in ways that make the previous statistics inaccurate. that are considered “stale” or “missing” by the database. It is not possible to recommend a single command line on how to update statistics nor the frequency on when to update statistics since this is dependent on many factors like data distribution. All rights reserved. The ability to generate statistics in parallel significantly reduces the time needed to refresh object statistics. Maintenance of these statistics is critical to optimal database and query performance. The default “GATHER_STATS_JOB” will pick up the “temporary” tables. For example.

GATHER_DICTIONARY_STATS( estimate_percent DBMS_STATS.AUTO_SAMPLE_SIZE . This note includes a set of notes which help DBA through examples to move updating statistics from ANALYZE to DBMS_STATS. Sometimes. Using a value of “100” is not the same as “COMPUTE”. Execute tests to find the appropriate value. “AUTO_SAMPLE_SIZE” can perform slowly for large tables. The default setting for “CASCADE” is “FALSE”. • SKEWONLY : Determines the columns to collect histograms based on the data distribution of the columns.METHOD_OPT .TABNAME . Inc. Oracle will automatically determine which columns require histograms and the number of buckets (size) of each histogram.degree . All rights reserved. However. The index statistics cannot make use of this flag and does not run in parallel. GENERATING STATISTICS FOR DATA DICTIONARY TABLES It is recommended to generate statistics on dictionary tables after initial database is loaded with data and also whenever database size has increased considerably.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper Sample DBMS_STATS Command: EXECUTE DBMS_STATS.1 of Oracle Metalink. Values between “5%” and “20%” tend to provide the best balance between speed and calculation accuracy. An example of this command is as follows: EXECUTE DBMS_STATS.DEGREE .GATHER_TABLE_STATS( OWNNAME .ESTIMATE_PERCENT . REPEAT : Collects histograms only on columns that already have histograms. The most basic information about the data distribution is the maximum value and minimum value of the column within a table. © Copyright © 2006 Oracle.” the associated indexes will also be analyzed.cascade . AUTO : Determines the columns to collect histograms based on data distribution and the workload of the columns. this level of statistics may not be sufficient for the optimizer's needs if the data within the column is skewed. 3 .options => => 5 => TRUE => 'GATHER AUTO' ).PARTNAME .AUTO_SAMPLE_SIZE” and is the recommended value only if the data composition is unknown. Note: Specifying the DEGREE will only help run gather table statistics (Partitioned or Non-Partitioned) in parallel. With the “CASCADE” parameter set to “TRUE. Data distribution is also gathered when using DBMS_STATS. Note: Specifying “NULL” for “ESTIMATE_PERCENT” will provide the same functionality as ANALYZE’s “COMPUTE”. Note: It is strongly recommended to read Note 237293. With the “METHOD_OPT” parameter set to “For All Columns Size Auto”. The size_clause is defined as size_clause:= SIZE {integer | REPEAT | AUTO | SKEWONLY} • • • integer : Number of histogram buckets: Range [1 to 254]. The default value is “For All Columns Size Auto”. The default value for “ESTIMATE_PERCENT” is “DBMS_STATS.CASCADE => 'ORAVOL' => 'PS_CUSTOMER' => NULL => DBMS_STATS.AUTO_SAMPLE_SIZE =>'FOR ALL COLUMNS SIZE AUTO' => 5 => TRUE ).

All rights reserved. Rows are populated. A temporary table’s life cycle is as follows: 1. This is not performed automatically. Keeping the statistics up to-date for these tables is somewhat challenging. Note: To reduce the increased overhead of DBMS_STATS at runtime (when compared to ANALYZE with estimate). 4 . At the end of the process.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper Generating System Statistics When Oracle gathers system statistics. Due to the implicit commit feature that Oracle uses when performing DDL (Statistics gathering is considered DDL). EXECUTE DBMS_STATS. It is highly recommended that system statistics be gathered.48 will issue the Oracle database command: DBMS_STATS. All rows are truncated (if dedicated) or deleted (if shared) at the beginning of an AE execution automatically. the ESTIMATE_PERCENT parameter was set to “1”. 3. The statistics are collected using the DBMS_STATS.DMS) to change the default setting or to add a required SAMPLE ROWS/PERCENT for the ESTIMATE clause. at runtime. it analyzes system activity in a specified time period (workload statistics) or simulates a workload (no workload statistics). These temporary tables will have few or no rows in the beginning of the process. Note: User must have DBA privileges or GATHER_SYSTEM_STATISTICS role to update dictionary or system statistics.GATHER_TABLE_STATS (ownname=> [DBNAME]. if the programmer has requested. Use the supplied script (DDLORA. Allowing the implicit commit may affect the restart capability of the program. estimate_percent=>1.GATHER_SYSTEM_STATS (gathering_mode => 'NOWORKLOAD'). or dedicated temporary tables in the batch processes. Doing so would update statistics on the temporary table prior to the table’s use in following SQL statements. All rows are truncated (if dedicated) or deleted (if shared) at the end of an AE execution. an AE program can use the meta-SQL “%UpdateStats” after rows are populated into a temporary table. Note: PeopleSoft stores the default syntax for the gather stats command in a table PSDDLMODEL. For example: © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. the AE will ignore the %UpdateStats command after any uncommitted changes. Example Command in SQL Step of an Application Engine program: %UpdateStats(%Table(INTFC_BI_HTMP)) This meta-SQL starting with Peopletools 8. these tables will again have few or no rows. 2. tabname=>[TBNAME]. STATISTICS AT RUNTIME FOR TEMPORARY TABLES PeopleSoft uses shared and. Inc. method_opt=> 'FOR ALL COLUMNS SIZE 1'.GATHER_SYSTEM_STATS procedure. Note: Commit is required prior to executing the %UpdateStats statement. Beginning with PeopleSoft 8.cascade=>TRUE).

estimate_percent=>5. // 5.$long DBMS_STATS. The second one is used for the HIGH option of %UpdateStats.2.DMS delivered script: The first occurrence of the DBMS_STATS is used for the LOW option of %UpdateStats.5 0 F e t c h Count Time 0. Turning off %UpdateStats Note: Due to this change affecting the entire process scheduler. check the process scheduler documentation. method_opt=> 'FOR ALL INDEXED COLUMNS SIZE 1'.2.UpdStat) (SQL) RECSTATS PS_JCF_BAL_TAO4 LOW /  Row(s) affected: 1 C o m p i l e Total SQL Statement E x e c u t e 2 Count Time 19.GATHER_TABLE_STATS (ownname=> [DBNAME]. CREATE OR REPLACE PACKAGE PSSTATS AS © Copyright © 2006 Oracle.(GL_JEHDR.cascade=>TRUE). we want to change the ESTIMATE_PERCENT option of LOW option to be 5% and HIGH option to be 80%.0. tabname=>[TBNAME].0.. Inc. Modify %UpdateStats to use Analyze command: If you suspect that DBMS_STATS is causing performance degradation of your AE process. you can revert %Updatestats to use the Analyze command by doing the followings: Step 1: Create PSSTATS package as follows: Login SQLPLUS as PeopleSoft Dbowner to create the following PSSTATS package. estimate_percent=>80..17. Make sure the temporary table statistics have been handled as shown above.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper Let’s assume.$long DBMS_STATS.UpdStat.. If this feature is to be turned off. 5 . 4. 1. Run the modified DDLORA. you can review your AE trace. method_opt=> 'FOR ALL INDEXED COLUMNS SIZE 1'.DMS through DataMover..S Count Time 2 0. Having the update statistics at the runtime incurs some overhead.44.5 InsBalT.InsBalT...GATHER_TABLE_STATS (ownname=> [DBNAME].0.. All rights reserved..0 Once you confirm that using DBMS_STATS to update statistics is causing a lot of overhead when compared to “Analyze with estimate” when using %Updatestats.0 Time 19. // 2. tabname=>[TBNAME].18 . Edit the DDLORA. If you find any temporary table that was not updated during the run time. it is highly not recommended to turn this feature off.cascade=>TRUE). then plan to use a manual method of updating the statistics.0. and look for statements that used the “RECSTATS” command: -.

stats_mode varchar2) IS command_text VARCHAR2(2000). else command_text := 'ANALYZE TABLE '||tab_name||' COMPUTE STATISTICS'. EXECUTE IMMEDIATE command_text. / Step 2: Modify SQL#4 and SQL#5 DDL Model Defaults for Oracle Platform. / CREATE OR REPLACE PACKAGE BODY PSSTATS AS PROCEDURE ANALYZE_TABLE (tab_name IN VARCHAR2.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper PROCEDURE ANALYZE_TABLE (tab_name VARCHAR2. All rights reserved. END PSSTATS. END PSSTATS. Inc. END ANALYZE_TABLE. stats_mode varchar2). 6 . 2. end if.1) Navigate to DDL Model Defaults Navigation: PeopleTools -> Utilities -> Administration -> DDL Model Defaults Click the “Search” button and then choose “Oracle” Platform. © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. BEGIN if stats_mode <> 'HIGH' then command_text := 'ANALYZE TABLE '||tab_name||' ESTIMATE STATISTICS'.

Inc.2) Choose SQL #4 (out of 5) for Oracle Platform. 2. © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. Copy “Model SQL” from PIA page to text file so that you can revert back to using DBMS_STATS in the future if you so choose. 7 .3) Replace SQL#4 (out of 5) for Oracle Platform. All rights reserved.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper 2.

analyze_table(tab_name=>[TBNAME]. 2. PeopleSoft Red Paper 2.7/27/2011 psstats.4) Choose SQL #5 (out of 5) for Oracle Platform.5) Replace SQL#5 (out of 5) for Oracle Platform. psstats. All rights reserved.stats_mode=>'HIGH'). 8 . © Copyright © 2006 Oracle.analyze_table(tab_name=>[TBNAME]. Inc.stats_mode=>'LOW'). Copy “Model SQL” from PIA page to text file so that you can revert back to using DBMS_STATS in the future if you so choose.

The sample cardinality can also be used. in some cases. Any column and index statistics are also collected on the fly. to estimate table cardinality. Note: Due to this change affecting all the programs using %UpdateStats. CBO uses data within the histograms to get accurate estimates of the distribution of column data. © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. If so. A histogram partitions the values of the column into bands. Tuning off Dynamic Sampling: Dynamic Sampling was introduced in Oracle 9i.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper This change will affect any PeopleSoft programs that use %UpdateStats. resulting in optimal execution plans with non-uniform data distributions. This feature is controlled by the initialization parameter named OPTIMIZER_DYNAMIC_SAMPLING. All rights reserved. Inc. so that all column values in a band fall within the same range. 9 . How does Dynamic Sampling work? Oracle determines at compile time whether a query would benefit from dynamic sampling. and to apply the relevant single table predicates to estimate predicate selectivities. a recursive SQL statement is issued to scan a small random sample of the table's blocks. It is not recommended to use Analyze to update statistics during regular database maintenance window. it is highly recommended to do regression test throughly before implementing in Production. and DataMover import scripts with option “Set statistics on” (On is the default value). Since most of PeopleSoft programs use %UpdateStats to manage statistics of our temporary tables so we recommend to turn this parameter off by setting the following: OPTIMIZER_DYNAMIC_SAMPLING = 0 HISTOGRAMS What are Histograms? Histograms provide improved selectivity estimates in the presence of data skew.

Column is not used in WHERE clauses of queries. Column is used in the where clause but contains a bind variable instead of a literal. ORD_STATUS are likely candidates that benefit from histograms. Inc. the automatic creation of histograms is deactivated. Please refer to Oracle documentation for more details. For uniformly distributed data. Histograms are not useful for columns with the following characteristics: • • • • Column data is uniformly distributed. like all other optimizer statistics. 3. But. there are maintenance and storage costs for using them. due to additional issues BP causes. are static and only change when new statistics are generated with the “SIZE” option within the DBMS_STATS procedures. Literal value is provided instead of using a bind variable for the given column in the where clause. Based on column usage within runtime SQL “where clauses” and the amount of data skew within the column. Creating Histograms Creation of specific column histograms is no longer needed as long as “DBMS_STATS” procedures are used with the “METHOD_OPT” parameter containing “SIZE AUTO”. 2. the use of BP is not recommended. histograms should be created on: 1. the “SIZE AUTO” value instructs the “DBMS_STATS” procedure that only columns benefiting from histograms are to be generated. In general.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper Oracle uses height-balanced histograms or frequency based histograms based on the number of distinct values and the number of bands. Candidate Columns for Histograms Within PeopleSoft Applications Histograms can affect performance and should be used only when they substantially improve query plans. Note: “Bind Peeking” (BP) was designed to “fix” the last bullet point above. Have a highly skewed data distribution. Viewing Histograms Information about whether a table contains histograms can be displayed using the following dictionary views: • • • USER_HISTOGRAMS ALL_HISTOGRAMS DBA_HISTOGRAMS The number of bands within a column’s histogram can be displayed using the following dictionary views: • • USER_TAB_COLUMNS ALL_TAB_COLUMNS • DBA_TAB_COLUMNS © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. “… SIZE 1” or “… SIZE REPEAT”). So. Histograms. Note: If any other value for “METHOD_OPT” is provided (ex. 10 . the CBO can make fairly accurate estimates about the cost of executing a particular statement without the use of histograms. All rights reserved. Histograms are persistent objects. Columns that are frequently used in WHERE clauses of queries. Column is unique. Columns such as PROCESS_INSTANCE.

Here is the property window for the AE program Bill Finalization (BIIF0001): The instance count specified here is the limit on the number of a temp table's instances that can be used when multiple instances of the program are run. then the additional processes will be abandoned or the base temp tables will be used depending on the Runtime radio button selection in the above window. All rights reserved. Performance Tips for Dedicated Temp Tables If issues are found with parallel truncates on dedicated tempory tables. When implemented on Oracle databases. Inc. And the required number of instances is also specified for each AE program.Dedicated Temporary Tables WHAT ARE DEDICATED TEMP TABLES? Batch processes written in Application Engine use PeopleSoft designated temporary tables (also called as “Dedicated Temporary Tables”) for better processing. APPLICATION ENGINE PERFORMANCE WITH DEDICATED TEMPORARY TABLES © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. This may lessen the contention during parallel truncates. If the number of programs run are more than the specified count (10 in this example). create seperate tablespace for the these tables with a block size that is greater (if possible) than the current standard tablespace block size. 11 . Then.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper Chapter 3 . Required temp tables are linked to the AE program in the program property window. PeopleSoft designated temporary tables are built using Oracle tables. These are regular Oracle tables but flagged as temporary in the PeopleSoft dictionary tables. configure the initialization parameters of the database to include a seperate buffer cache for this new block size. This technique minimizes potential locking issues and improves processing time.

Temp Tble Instance (Total) will be same as the online number. This should be equivalent to the number of concurrent streams you are planning to run. unless you are using EPM. that means that the program will not be called from online.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper How do temp tables work in Application Engine? Based on the number of temp tables that are associated to an application engine program and the number of instances setup for the program. Temp table settings Setup the Temp Tble Instance (online) as per the requirement. © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. the appropriate temp table instance will be used during the runtime. 12 . Number of temp table instances Number of Temp Tables (Online) = 3 Number of Temp Tables (AE Program) = 3 Scenario 1: ‘Batch Only’ option is not selected Total number of temp table instances created for each temp table associated to the AE program = Base Temp Table + Number of Temp Tables (Online) + Number of Temp Tables (AE Program) = 1+3+3 = 7 Scenario 2: ‘Batch Only’ option is selected Total number of temp table instances created for each temp table associated to the AE program = Base Temp Table + Number of Temp Tables (AE Program) = 1+3 = 4 In this example we will be looking at Scenario 2. You don’t need to change this setting unless you are advised to do so. Test case explaining temp table behavior Here is the sample scenario that explains the temp table usage. Tools Properties AE Properties Setup the Instance Count to the required value. Inc. Choosing the Continue for the runtime option will use the base temp table if there are no temp table instances available at the time of run. All rights reserved. PROCESS PROCESS 4 5 If the Batch Only option is selected.

and 3. As multiple streams use the same base temp table. The final three are using the base temp tables. Runtime table statistics on the base temp tables are ignored.5th. 4. setup a temp table instance even if you are planning to run only one process at a time. To overcome the drawbacks described above. Frequent deletes and inserts could cause fragmentation for the base temp tables. 2.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper Temp table AE PROCESS AE PROCESS STREAM 4 AE PROCESS STREAM 5 STREAM 6 TAB1_TAO TAB2_TAO TAB3_TAO TAB4_TAO Not advisable AE PROCESS STREAM 1 TAB1_TAO1 TAB2_TAO1 TAB3_TAO1 TAB4_TAO1 AE PROCESS STREAM 2 TAB1_TAO2 TAB2_TAO2 TAB3_TAO2 TAB4_TAO2 AE PROCESS STREAM 3 TAB1_TAO3 TAB2_TAO3 TAB3_TAO3 TAB4_TAO3 allocation When the program runs for the first time. 1. temp table instance 1 will be used. Recommendations 1. Drawbacks Use of base temp tables for any AE process is not recommended due to the following reasons. Max API Aware value should be larger than or equal to the total of Max Concurrent value set of all the process types. 3. 3. In this example. 13 . So. the first three processes are using the temp table instance.2. the first three concurrent streams will use the instance counts 1. 2. where as the number of available temp table instances are just 3. Inc. When the user tries to run the 4th. AE Program issues a delete for the base temp tables while it truncates the temp table instances. The subsequent parallel streams will use the rest of the instances in sequence. Setup required value for the process scheduler server in the max concurrent field. the program will not find an available temp table instance and will use the base temp table. Number of concurrent executions The number of concurrent executions in this example is 6. and 6th streams. © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. there could be a possibility of contention. All rights reserved. Always setup an adequate number of temp table instances to achieve good performance.

These tables are session specific. Chapter 4 . Important caution while using the GTTs is Application Engine's ability to restart: Since GTTs lose the data when the session ends. there is no way to restart the program. Use of DTTs is recommended even when the process is running in single stream. CREATING PEOPLESOFT TEMPORARY TABLES AS ORACLE GLOBAL TEMP TABLES (GTT) What are Global Temporary Tables? Oracle8i introduced Global Temporary Tables (GTT).========================================================================= . The max instance should reflect the max concurrency set for process type . [PSAESRV] . Can GTTs be used in place of Dedicated Temp Tables? As of now PeopleSoft does not provide a script or utility to create the GTTs. in the Server Definition page in Process Scheduler Manager Max Instances =12 5. there is no direct method to specify the dedicated temp tables as GTTs. During the table creation time. Inc. Instances of a global temporary table will be created at the runtime in the user's temporary tablespace. Creating PeopleSoft temporary tables as GTTs is not recommended. Table data is deleted once the session is closed or the transaction is committed.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper 4.------------------------------------------------------------------------. which can be used as temporary processing tables for any batch process.========================================================================= .Tablespace Selection © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. defined with a generic process type of Application Engine as defined . it gives the option to preserve or delete the rows after the commit. Settings for Application Engine Tuxedo Server . Also. 14 . Setup required number of PSAESERV processes on the process scheduler server. All rights reserved.

With this option. extent size allocation is performed by Oracle. Advantages of Locally Managed • • • • • Reduced recursive space management Reduced contention on data dictionary tables and space management latches No coalescing required No rollback generated for space allocation and de-allocation activities. you must have the DB_CACHE_SIZE and at least one DB_nK_CACHE_SIZE parameter set. You can use the BLOCKSIZE clause to specify a non-database default block size for the tablespace.dbf' EXTENT MANAGEMENT LOCAL UNIFORM SIZE 128K. All rights reserved.UNIFORM EXTENT With this option. It will be easier for the DBA to do capacity planning but proper planning should be done to determine the optimum extent size. 15 . In order to use different block sizes in a database. TEMPORARY TABLESPACES © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. Object storage clause specification is not required (and is ignored) with these tablespaces. the extent size is managed by Oracle depending on the object size.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper PeopleSoft's supplied create scripts will create only Locally Managed tablespaces. Locally Managed . LOCALLY MANAGED TABLESPACES Locally Managed Tablespaces (LMT) are the default starting in Oracle 9i.AUTO ALLOCATE With this option. Space Management • • • • Free extents recorded in bitmap (so some part of the tablespace is set aside for bitmap) Each bit corresponds to a block or group of blocks Bit value indicates free or unused Common views used are DBA_EXTENTS and DBA_FREE_SPACE Locally Managed . This is the preferable method if the tablespace holds the objects with various sizes. Extent management is done within the datafile/tempfile using the bitmaps. and large with different uniform extent sizes and placing the tables in an appropriate tablespace depending on its size may give optimal performance. Fragmentations is reduced but not completely eliminated. medium. Having the consistent extent size eliminates wastage of tablespace as "holes". Inc. Uniform extent gives best predictability and consistency. The creation of dictionary managed tablespaces is scheduled for de-support by Oracle. and the integer you specify in this clause must correspond with the setting of one DB_nK_CACHE_SIZE parameter setting. Planning to create different category tablespaces such as small. the size of each extent would be fixed to the specified size. CREATE TABLESPACE TS_PERM_LOC_AUTO size 100M datafile '/perm/ora/ts_perm_loc_auto.dbf' EXTENT MANAGEMENT LOCAL AUTO ALLOCATE. Make sure to specify appropriate size to avoid the table creation with more number of extents. CREATE TABLESPACE TS_PERM_LOC_UNI size 100M datafile '/perm/ora/ts_perm_loc_uni.

dbf' EXTENT MANAGEMENT LOCAL LOGFILE …. All rights reserved. Oracle server handles the creation and allocation of space among the undo segments automatically. You cannot specify nonstandard block sizes for a temporary tablespace. Tempfile based Oracle introduced this new type that uses tempfile instead of datafile. only the Locally Managed with UNIFORM EXTENT management is allowed. In this type of tablespace. 16 . rather than allocating a segment (and potentially many extents) for each sort. convert the database to use automatic UNDO management instead of rollback segments. Inc. Automatic undo management lets you allocate undo space in a single undo tablespace. UNDO MANAGEMENT Automatic Undo Management This is the preferred method of undo management and is the default when creating a new 10g database. © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. It flags as an error when the tablespace assigned is not a true Oracle temporary tablespace. This should be a preferred method for any Temporary Tablespace. In Oracle 10g.dbf' EXTENT MANAGEMENT LOCAL UNIFORM SIZE 500K. instead of distributing undo space in a set of statically allocated rollback segments. CREATE TEMPORARY TABLESPACE TS_TEMP_LOC_UNI size 100M tempfile '/temp/ora/ts_temp_loc_uni. DEFAULT TEMPORARY TABLESPACE TEMPTS1 ……… UNDO TABLESPACE UNDOTS DATAFILE '/data4/oradata/INVDB/undo/undots01.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper Every database user should be assigned a default temporary tablespace(s) to handle the data sorts. This will give better extent management and space management than the datafile based ones. Advantages : • • • Space management (extent allocation and de-allocation) is locally managed. If a database is up-graded from 9i. You need to specify the UNDO_TABLESPACE initialization parameter to tell oracle which tablespace to use for undo and then create that tablespace while creating the database. Example : CREATE DATABASE INVDB … DATAFILE '/data3/oradata/INVDB/system/system01. The sort segment created for each instance is reused. All processes performing sorts reuse existing sort extents of the sort segment. The ONLY way to have automatic undo management requires you specify an undo tablespace. a regular tablespace cannot be assigned as the temporary tablespace.dbf' SIZE 1024M SIZE 5048M.

x. Dated 20-OCT-2005: This note is labeled for versions 7. 2. © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. these deleted/empty blocks must still be read.  Note 77574. INDEX TIPS 1. index requirements may vary. all the rows are logically deleted. Perform thorough system analysis prior to deleting any index. May indirectly be usable for version 10. Index deletion could severely impact other program’s performance. Note: If a very very large index is evaluated.1 “Script: Lists All Indexes that Benefit from a Rebuild”. 3. little information about index rebuilding criteria seems to be available pertaining specifically to 10g. Note about use of “Index Skip Scan” access method: “Index Skip Scan” is not a recommended access method as it can be very slow when accessing a large index. As of this writing.Coalescing Indexes”. During “Range Scan” and “Full Index Scan”. Sometimes. Inc. a threshold of “5 or more” levels may be too shallow. All rights reserved. Oracle has consciously decided to not coalesce near-empty blocks or re-balance physical index blocks.1. This note provides a script that may be used to determine whether an index may be a candidate for rebuilding. REBUILDING OF INDEXES It is recommended that an index should be rebuilt when a performance issue is found where a SQL execution plan is accessing an index either by a “range scan” or “full index scan” and a significant number of logical IOs (and may be physical IOs) are witnessed for a relatively small number of rows returned by the scan. Review the index recommendation document supplied by the product to see if any of the suggestions apply to your installation. Note 122008.3 to 10.2 inclusive. Dated 06-MAY-2005: This note is labeled for versions 7. For runtime performance reasons. This note is referenced by note 122008. Depending on the customer's business needs and data composition. pros and cons for selecting it and index rebuilding. This decision causes the deleted blocks to linger within the index until it is rebuilt.1 before using this script.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper Chapter 5 . but does provide the describing what “index coalescing” is. Please read note 77574. Consider adding additional indexes depending on your processing/performance needs.1 “ORACLE8i . Typically this can happen when a large number of rows have been deleted from the table. The reverse may also be true. The following few tips will assist the DBA to manage indexes efficiently. causing the performance degradation. Examine the available indexes and remove any of the unused indexes to boost the performance of Insert/Update/Delete DML. It uses the suggested values from note 77574. Dated 20-OCT-2005: This note is labeled for version 8i only.Maintaining Indexes PeopleSoft supplied indexes are generic in nature.0 to 9i inclusive.1 and provides a good basis for determining whether an index should be rebuilt.1 “Guidelines on When to Rebuild a B-Tree Index”. Note 99618.   17 . but physically they still linger within until the index is rebuilt. 4. an index not used within a batch process may be useful with an online page. Run the Oracle trace/TKPROF report for a process and check the access paths to determine the usage of indexes. Within the index. Three metalink notes were found that might provide a little insight as to when to rebuild or coalesce an index.

SQL> SETID CUST_ID NAME1 ----.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper FUNCTION BASED INDEXES A function-based index is an index on an expression.CUST_ID. EFFDT DESC) TABLESPACE PSINDEX STORAGE (INITIAL 45056 NEXT 100000 MAXEXTENTS UNLIMITED PCTINCREASE 0) PCTFREE 10 PARALLEL NOLOGGING When you select the descending column name from DBA_IND_COLUMNS. the data returned is correct.48.NAME1 FROM PS_CUSTOMER WHERE NAME1 LIKE 'Adventure%'. 18 . These indexes are considered as Function-based indexes in Oracle.----------------SHARE 1008 Adventure 54 Query uses the PSFCUSTOMER index. But. Test case: Table PS_CUSTOMER has an index PS0CUSTOMER with NAME1 as leading column: SELECT SETID. PeopleSoft generates indexes with DESCENDING column.----------------SHARE 1008 Adventure 54 Query does not use the PS0CUSTOMER index so it takes a long time to return. © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. such as an arithmetic expression or an expression containing a package function. All rights reserved. It is recommended that customer support be contacted prior to a functional index creation. the only way to get the result using a consistent case filter is by using the function “UPPER.NAME1 FROM PS_CUSTOMER WHERE UPPER(NAME1) LIKE 'ADVENTURE%'.NAME1 FROM PS_CUSTOMER WHERE UPPER(NAME1) LIKE 'ADVENTURE%'. you have to go look in COLUMN_EXPRESSION of DBA_IND_EXPRESSIONS. To find the real column name.CUST_ID. If data is stored in mixed case such as the above example.--------------.--------------.NAME1 FROM PS_CUSTOMER WHERE NAME1 LIKE 'ADVENTURE%'. SQL> SETID CUST_ID NAME1 ----. returns the query faster.--------------. the use of function-based indexes is helpful. SELECT SETID.----------------SHARE 1008 Adventure 54 Query uses index PS0CUSTOMER and returns the result faster. and provides the correct output. Here is an example: CREATE UNIQUE INDEX PS_GL_ACCOUNT_TBL ON PS_GL_ACCOUNT_TBL (SETID. ACCOUNT. Note: Please review the documentation pertaining to function based indexes prior to their creation. gives no rows. it will show something like SYS_NC00033$ which is a system-generated column name.CUST_ID. Starting with PeopleTools 8. Inc.” SELECT SETID. SQL> SETID CUST_ID NAME1 ----. SELECT SETID. SQL> No rows selected Query uses index PS0CUSTOMER and returns the result faster. In such cases. But. CREATE INDEX ON PSFCUSTOMER ON PS_CUSTOMER (UPPER(NAME1)).CUST_ID.

index_type. All rights reserved.index_name=b.b.column_expression.column_position from dba_ind_expressions where index_name='PS_GL_ACCOUNT_TBL'.index_name order by column_position.peoplesoft. 19 .7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper select a.index_name. select index_name.com/psdb.nsf/0/33440EC2DE7C886788257051005AEB72?OpenDocument to check the availability of patches and apply them accordingly to fix the problem and remove the following initialization parameter: _disable_function_based_index=TRUE © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. We suggested that you go to the following link http://www4.dba_ind_columns b where b.index_name='PS_GL_ACCOUNT_TBL' and a. Inc.a.column_name from dba_indexes a. PeopleSoft had recommended to disable the functional indexes causing sql(s) that were relying on these indexes to perform in an inefficient manner. Because of multiple Bugs (# 4939157 and 5092688) which cause wrong results or core dump from queries using functional indexes.

Most of the PeopleSoft programs written in Application Engine. The number of hard parses can be identified in a PeopleSoft Application Engine trace (128).1 In Oracle Trace output such statements are shown as individual statements and each statement parses once. Some times hard parsing causes excessive CPU usage. The following section gives some guidelines to follow to use the bind variables. If any customizations are performed.10000001. When the statement is passed to the database it sends the statement with literal values.BL6100.Reuse Flag PeopleSoft Application Engine programs use bind variables in the SQL statements. Example: Statement in PC_PRICING. Hard parsing happens when the Oracle server parses a query and cannot find an exact match for the query in the library cache.0 Total Time 2.1.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper Chapter 6 . and COBOL have been rewritten to address this issue. This occurs due to inefficient sharing of SQL statements and can be improved by using bind variables instead of literal in queries.’ per multiple executes of the same SQL statement by coding the statement with bind variables instead of literals.5 F e t c h Count Time 0 0.20) WHERE PROCESS_INSTANCE = %ProcessInstance © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. the database looks for an exact match of the SQL statement while parsing. Oracle has to allocate memory for the statement from the shared pool.20. Application Engine . 20 .%NEXT(LAST_RESOURCE_ID). Inc.S C o m p i l e Count Time 252 0. As Oracle deals with bind variables efficiently. Oracle introduced this new parameter CURSOR_SHARING as of Oracle8i. SQR. Relying on Oracle trace output to identify the SQL that are hard parsed due to literal instead of bind variables is somewhat difficult. such statements can typically be made to use bind variables. but these variables are just PeopleSoft specific. there are some steps in AE processes that are not using bind variables. Setting the CURSOR_SHARING value at the instance level is not recommended in a PeopleSoft environment. it has to be parsed fully.Cursor Sharing When a SQL statement that does not exist in the shared pool is executed. The following is an example of of the AE trace(128): SQL Statement BL6100.10000001 UPDATE PS_PC_RATE_RUN_TAO SET RESOURCE_ID = %Sql(PC_COM_LIT_CHAR. This happens when certain kinds of statements cannot handle bind variables in some platforms.6 E x e c u t e Count Time 252 1. In some situations. it is recommended that the Reuse Flag be set to “Yes” for all program steps. All rights reserved. etc. By default its values is set to EXACT. check the statement syntactically and semantically. USE OF BIND VARIABLES The number of hard parses can be reduced to ‘one. This is referred to as a hard parse and is very expensive in both in terms of CPU used and in the number of latch gets performed. That means. The only way to tell the application engine program to send the bind variables is by specifying the Re-Used flag for that statement that needs to use the bind variable.

-----Parse 1 Execute 1 Fetch 0 ------.1 Oracle Trace Output ******************************************************************************** UPDATE PS_PC_RATE_RUN_TAO SET RESOURCE_ID = 10000561 WHERE PROCESS_INSTANCE = 419 AND BUSINESS_UNIT = 'US004' AND PROJECT_ID = 'PRICINGA1021' AND ACTIVITY_ID = 'ACTIVITYA2042' AND RESOURCE_ID = 'VUS004VA10210124050' AND LINE_NO = 1 call count ------..00 0. 21 .10000001) (SQL) UPDATE PS_PC_RATE_RUN_TAO SET RESOURCE_ID = 10000498 WHERE PROCESS_INSTANCE = 419 AND BUSINESS_UNIT = 'US004' AND PROJECT_ID = 'PRICINGA1' AND ACTIVITY_ID = 'ACTIVITYA1' AND RESOURCE_ID = 'VUS004VA10114050' AND LINE_NO = 1 / -.---------. All rights reserved.---------0.5 F e t c h Count 0 Time 0.(PC_PRICING.01 0 2 5 rows ---------0 1 0 ---------1 Misses in library cache during parse: 1 Optimizer goal: CHOOSE Parsing user id: 21 (PROJ84) Rows ------1 2 Rows ------0 1 Row Source Operation --------------------------------------------------UPDATE PS_PC_RATE_RUN_TAO INDEX RANGE SCAN (object id 16735) Execution Plan --------------------------------------------------UPDATE STATEMENT GOAL: CHOOSE UPDATE OF 'PS_PC_RATE_RUN_TAO' © Copyright © 2006 Oracle.16.---------0.Row(s) affected: 1 C o m p i l e Total SQL Statement BL6100.S Count 252 Time 0.00 0.BL6100. Inc...01 0.-----total 2 cpu elapsed disk query current -------.00 0 0 0 -------.---------.6 E x e c u t e Count 252 Time 1.---------..00 0 0 0 0.---------.0 Time 2..---------.46.00 .01 0.10000001.---------.01 0 2 5 0.7/27/2011 AND AND AND AND AND BUSINESS_UNIT = %Bind(BUSINESS_UNIT) PROJECT_ID = %Bind(PROJECT_ID) ACTIVITY_ID = %Bind(ACTIVITY_ID) RESOURCE_ID = %Bind(RESOURCE_ID) LINE_NO = %Bind(LINE_NO) PeopleSoft Red Paper Statement without Re-Use flag: AE Trace -.

(PC_PRICING. Inc..---------0..---------. All rights reserved.57.7/27/2011 2 PeopleSoft Red Paper INDEX GOAL: ANALYZED (RANGE SCAN) OF 'PS_PC_RATE_RUN_TAO' (UNIQUE) ******************************************************************************** You will see 252 different sqls in the tkprof similar to the one above.0 Time 0..4 F e t c h Count 0 Time 0.10000001) (SQL) UPDATE PS_PC_RATE_RUN_TAO SET RESOURCE_ID = :1 WHERE PROCESS_INSTANCE = 420 AND BUSINESS_UNIT = :2 AND PROJECT_ID = :3 AND ACTIVITY_ID = :4 AND RESOURCE_ID = :5 AND LINE_NO = :6 / -.-----total 253 cpu elapsed disk query current -------.22 0 509 1284 0.---------.---------0.22 0.---------.. 22 ..22 0 509 1284 rows ---------0 252 0 ---------252 Misses in library cache during parse: 1 Optimizer goal: CHOOSE Parsing user id: 21 (PROJ84) Rows Row Source Operation © Copyright © 2006 Oracle.10000001.00 0.Row(s) affected: 1 C o m p i l e Total SQL Statement BL6100.-----Parse 1 Execute 252 Fetch 0 ------.16.---------.BL6100.Bind variables: -1) 10000751 -2) US004 -3) PRICINGA1 -4) ACTIVITYA1 -5) VUS004VA10114050 -6) 1 -.---------.00 0 0 0 -------.---------.S Count 1 Time 0.00 0 0 0 0. Statement with Re-Use flag: AE Trace -.57 .0 E x e c u t e Count 252 Time 0.4 Oracle Trace Output ******************************************************************************** UPDATE PS_PC_RATE_RUN_TAO SET RESOURCE_ID = :1 WHERE PROCESS_INSTANCE = 420 AND BUSINESS_UNIT = :2 AND PROJECT_ID = :3 AND ACTIVITY_ID = :4 AND RESOURCE_ID = :5 AND LINE_NO = :6 call count ------.00 0.22 0.

Minimizing them will boost the performance. This statement gets executed for every combination of BUSINESS_UNIT and INV_ITEM_ID. © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. END.580 total executes.. Setting the value at the session level is more appropriate.CURSOR_SHARING Most of the SQR and COBOL programs are written to use bind variables. Session Level (using trigger): Following sample trigger code can be used to implement the session level option. then adding the ALTER SESSION command at the beginning of the program should be a better option. All rights reserved.PSPRCSRQST FOR EACH ROW WHEN ( NEW.RUNSTATUS != 7 AND NEW. FROM PS_PHYSICAL_INV PI.SET_TRACE_INS6000 BEFORE UPDATE OF RUNSTATUS ON MYDB. PS_STOR_LOC_INV SLI WHERE………….035 unique combinations of BUSINESS_UNIT and INV_ITEM_ID and about 19. CREATE OR REPLACE TRIGGER MYDB. As per the data composition used in this benchmark there were about 13. If you are not willing to change the application program then implementing the session level command though a trigger to give you more flexibility.. the database looks for a similar statement excluding the literal values that are passed to the SQL statement. With this setting.RUNSTATUS = 7 AND OLD.) ORDER BY …. Every hard parse has some amount of performance overhead. If you find any programs that are not using bind variables and are not able to modify the code.BUSINESS_UNIT = 'US008' AND PZI. Inc. If you identify the program (SQR/COBOL) that is not using the bind variables and need to force them to use the binds at the database level.PRCSTYPE = 'SQR REPORT' AND NEW. Oracle replaces the literal values with the system bind variables and treats them as single statement and parses once. Above statement uses a literal values in the where clause there by causing a hard parse for each execute. 23 . Example: Sql Statement issued from SQR/COBOL program: SELECT ………. then the CURSOR_SHARING option FORCE is useful.INV_ITEM_ID = 'PI000021' AND ……….PRCSNAME = 'INS6000' ) BEGIN EXECUTE IMMEDIATE 'ALTER SESSION SET CURSOR_SHARING=FORCE'. / Note: Make sure to give ALTER SESSION privilege to MYDB to make this trigger work. NOT EXISTS (SELECT 'X' FROM PS_PICKZON_INV_VW PZI WHERE PZI.7/27/2011 ------252 504 Rows ------0 252 504 --------------------------------------------------UPDATE PS_PC_RATE_RUN_TAO INDEX RANGE SCAN (object id 16735) PeopleSoft Red Paper Execution Plan --------------------------------------------------UPDATE STATEMENT GOAL: CHOOSE UPDATE OF 'PS_PC_RATE_RUN_TAO' INDEX GOAL: ANALYZED (RANGE SCAN) OF 'PS_PC_RATE_RUN_TAO' (UNIQUE) ******************************************************************************** SQR/COBOL .

---------.57 1 97241 0 -------.---------5..06 0 49 1 2.42 2.22 0 5577 235 2.---------.---------.44 2.---------. Pros and Cons of CURSOR_SHARING By setting the above parameter at the session level the over all processing time reduced significantly.02 43.---------.---------104.---------.INV_ITEM_ID = :SYS_B_11 AND …….---------.---------.---------.---------rows ---------- © Copyright © 2006 Oracle.. NOT EXISTS (SELECT :SYS_B_09 FROM PS_PICKZON_INV_VW PZI WHERE PZI. Over all statistics with no bind variables: OVERALL TOTALS FOR ALL NON-RECURSIVE STATEMENTS call ------Parse Execute Fetch ------total count -----26389 404647 517618 -----948654 cpu elapsed disk query current -------.02 2784 1439571 235104 -------. PS_STOR_LOC_INV SLI WHERE ………….35 5.51 173 231362 333538 45.85 1 102867 236 rows ---------0 229 47621 ---------47850 Misses in library cache during parse: 65 Over all statistics with bind variables: OVERALL TOTALS FOR ALL NON-RECURSIVE STATEMENTS call ------Parse Execute Fetch ------total count -----26389 404647 517618 -----948654 cpu elapsed disk query current -------.---------.11 1757 242929 371000 47.44 15.-----Parse 27118 Execute 33788 Fetch 54988 ------. 24 .) ORDER BY …. All rights reserved.---------10.BUSINESS_UNIT = :SYS_B_10 AND PZI.---------.---------98.---------.43 3027 1455101 235446 -------.---------15.47 43.85 47..93 102.---------.21 9.---------.---------.-----cpu elapsed disk query current -------.---------.---------.21 197.09 50.22 2957 1670933 568642 rows ---------0 78376 189454 ---------267830 Misses in library cache during parse: 64 Misses in library cache during execute: 1 OVERALL TOTALS FOR ALL RECURSIVE STATEMENTS call count ------.---------.---------.08 4784 1699104 606446 rows ---------0 78376 189454 ---------267830 Misses in library cache during parse: 13190 Misses in library cache during execute: 1 OVERALL TOTALS FOR ALL RECURSIVE STATEMENTS call count ------.69 0 0 0 44.27 99.54 0 1074 0 51.---------.-----total 115894 cpu elapsed disk query current -------.---------. Inc.7/27/2011 Oracle TKPROF Output with CURSOR_SHARING=FORCE PeopleSoft Red Paper SELECT ……… FROM PS_PHYSICAL_INV PI.---------197.

25 .55 0.---------.---------.10 0 0 0 0.08 0. All rights reserved.-----total 1380 0.47 0.01 0 1333 0 -------.48 0 5568 228 0.59 0 6901 228 PeopleSoft Red Paper 0 228 552 ---------780 Misses in library cache during parse: 1 From the above trace statistics.---------0.00 0.---------.7/27/2011 Parse 356 Execute 357 Fetch 667 ------. Inc. it can be seen that the number of library cache misses decreased with the use of bind variables. Original Timing 197 Sec Time with CURSOR_SHARING option 102 Sec %Gain 48% © Copyright © 2006 Oracle.

this TCP/IP can be a big overhead and may impact processing times. The impact is more evident in a process where excessive row-by-row processing is done. process scheduler (Batch Server) can be setup to run from database server or any other server. For the processes where majority of SQL statements are of set based. As per the PeopleSoft architecture. At the same time it does use the additional server memory. Have a dedicated network connection between the batch server and the database to minimize the overhead. SCENARIO 2: PROCESS SCHEDULER AND DATABASE SERVER ON ONE BOX Scenario 2 SERVER2 Database Server / BatchServer Oracle DB Use Local Connection Process Scheduler Running the Process Scheduler on the database server will eliminate the TCP/IP overhead and improve the processing time. SCENARIO 1: PROCESS SCHEDULER AND DATABASE SERVER ON DIFFERENT BOXES Scenario 1 SERVER1 Process Scheduler Batch Server TCP/IP SERVER2 Oracle DB Database Server Running the Process Scheduler on a box other than the database server will use a TCP/IP connection to connect to the database. As the batch process may involve extensive SQL processing.Batch Server Selection Process Scheduler executes PeopleSoft batch processes. All rights reserved. 26 . the impact due to TCP/IP overhead may not be that big. Inc.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper Chapter 7 . © Copyright © 2006 Oracle.

it may not be possible to run the extensive batch processes on the database server due to the limited availability of server resources. All the CRITICAL jobs can be run using scenario 2. © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. All the Report jobs can be run using scenario 1. You could setup both scenarios in your environment and use a specific scenario depending on the time of the run and the complexity of the process. the scenario 2 is recommended where the connection overhead is eliminated. At the same time. Make fair judgment depending on your environment and usage. All rights reserved. 27 . WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED SCENARIO? Considering the performance impact due to TCP/IP for the row-by-row processing.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper Set the following value in the process scheduler configuration file "psprcs.cfg" to use the direct connection instead of TCP/IP UseLocalOracleDB=1 This kind of setup is useful for the programs that do excessive row-by-row processing. Inc.

----------------. “1984” is teh recommended value when tracing with “TracePC”. Bit Type of tracing .SQL connect. not data) . The trace file will be written in the corresponding application server log directory on the machine where this application server is running. stop tracing) after capturing the needed trace files. Oracle DBMS also provides utilities to capture traces for details on SQL execution during a database session. Inc. The following minimum settings are recommended within application server’s configuration file.The value “TraceSQL” is to be set. 1 .k.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper Chapter 8 . Please refer to documentation for complete discussion.SQL statement variables . Make sure to reset the values back to “zero” (a.SQL statement variables © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. “31” is the recommended value when tracing with “TraceSQL”. . SQL Tracing Bitfield .------------------------------------------------------------------------. Example for tracing SQL (TraceSQL): The following options are requested to be traced: 1 2 4 8 + 16 ==== 31 . An example name for the file might be: VP1_dhcp-psft-F-2nd-west-10-138-222-59.All other API calls except ssb . it is important to capture trace files for SQL and PeopleCode events.tracesql within the directory: /data2/ora/pt84803b/appserv/ORAVOL/LOGS Configuration Settings for Tracing an Online Process When setting the values for “TraceSQL” and “TracePC” within the application server’s configuration file. All rights reserved.us.Row Fetch (indicates that it occurred. Sample snippet from psappsrv. These recommends are typical but specific scenarios may require additional settings to capture needed details. commit and rollback .a.SQL statements . the sum of the options requested become the values in which “TraceSQL” and “TracePC” is set.Capturing Traces People Tools provides tracing facilities to capture online as wells as batch program flows. Note: Running a production environment with any of theses settings may cause significant performance degradation due to the overhead introduced by tracing. ONLINE PERFORMANCE ISSUES To debug performance issues within online pages.oracle. The following is basic recommendations that can assist in capturing various traces in order to identify performance issues.com. 28 . 2 .SQL statements . disconnect.cfg .

7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper . 8 .Sybase Fetch information .COBOL statement timings . 32 . 4 . This is mainly due to on-line sessions sharing of the database connections. 128 . 8 . 4 . All rights reserved. contact customer support for more assistance. 512 . 64 . and as database connections are used. 128 .------------------------------------------------------------------------. not data) .Trace external function calls .Trace each statement in program . 2 . 256 . commit and rollback . Dynamic change allowed for TraceSql and TraceSqlMask TraceSql=31 TraceSqlMask=12319 .Database API specific calls .Trace internal function calls . . 256 . ----------------.Show function return value . You can also turn on the tracing for a user session by doing the followings: Login using your PIA URL appended with “&trace=y”: For example: PIA URL: http://pbnt0020:4090/psp/ps/?cmd=login Log on using the following: http://pbnt0020:4090/psp/ps/?cmd=login&trace=y You can set your trace settings from the page below before log in: © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. 1 . 64 . disconnect.Row Fetch (indicates that it occurred. 2048 .Set Select Buffers (identifies the attributes of columns . a single web server session could use many different database connections.List the program .Show stack . 1024 . 16 . Inc. If tracing at the application server level is not adequate.All other API calls except ssb .Manager information . 29 . 512 . 16 .Show assignments to variables .Mapcore information .Trace start of programs .Show parameter values . PeopleCode Tracing Bitfield . . 8192 . Dynamic change allowed for TracePC and TracePCMask TracePC=1984 TracePCMask=4095 Note: It is extremely difficult to perform on-line tracing at the database level (especially on a production environment). Bit Type of tracing . 4096 .Trace entire program .SQL connect.Sybase Bind information .Show fetched values . to be selected).

not yet allocated . “135” is the recommended value when tracing with “TraceAE”. All rights reserved.not yet allocated . ----------------.------------------------------------------------------------------------.Trace Dedicated Temp Table Allocation to AET file . Sample snippet from psprcs. 2 . .cfg . As an example. 4 . 128 . AE Tracing Bitfield . 1 .Trace STEP execution sequence to AET file . Bit Type of tracing .7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper APPLICATION ENGINE PERFORMANCE ISSUES Configuration Settings for Tracing an AE Process on the Application Engine When tracing is enabled for AE programs. 32 . 8 .AET The calculation for the “TraceAE” value is the same as for “TraceSQL” explained above. Inc. 16 .Timings Report to AET file © Copyright © 2006 Oracle.Trace Application SQL statements to AET file . 64 . 30 .not yet allocated . the process scheduler will create a subdirectory under “process scheduler/log/output” directory for each AE process.not yet allocated . the trace directory created for “FS_BP” process might be “AE_FS_BP_7233” containing file named “AE_FS_BP_7233.

Trace external function calls . PeopleCode Tracing Bitfield .List Evaluator program (not recommended) .SQL statement variables .7/27/2011 .Database API specific calls . A raw SQL trace file generated by this setting will be created within the “UDUMP” directory on the database server.Sybase Bind information . the following settings are needed within the process scheduler configuration file to capture both SQL and PeopleCode events during an execution PeopleCode tracing is not generally necessary.Trace each statement in program (recommended) .Row Fetch (indicates that it occurred. 2048 . .Show parameter values . to be selected). 1024 . “31” is the recommended value when tracing with “TraceSQL”.Show fetched values .Trace Evaluator instructions (not recommended) . ----------------. ----------------.cfg . 16 . Please remember to restore original configuration values after completing the trace. commit and rollback .Set Select Buffers (identifies the attributes of columns . 128 .Sybase Fetch information . 256 . 128 . 64 . 256 . not data) .Trace internal function calls . 31 . 512 . 4 . 4 . Setting value in AE trace section of process scheduler configuration file. All rights reserved. 1024 .Trace start of programs . SQL Tracing Bitfield . 1024 . Dynamic change allowed for TraceSql and TraceSqlMask TraceSQL=31 . 1 . Bit Type of tracing . 512 . 256 . “1984” is the recommended value when tracing with “TracePC”. but is helpful when trying to debug procedural issues. .COBOL statement timings . 16 . Bit Type of tracing . 8 .All other API calls except ssb .Show stack . 32 . 2048 .Show assignments to variables .SQL connect. 64 . 1 . 512 .SQL statements . disconnect. Inc. Dynamic change allowed for TracePC TracePC=1984 Configuration Settings for Tracing an AE Process on the Database There are two ways to generate a database trace file for AE process: 1.Show function return value . Sample snippet from psprcs. 8 .------------------------------------------------------------------------. © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. 2 . 4096 TraceAE= 135 PeopleSoft Red Paper Method/BuiltIn detail instead of summary in AET Timings Report not yet allocated Timings Report to tables DB optimizer trace to file DB optimizer trace to tables If tracing PeopleCode steps with an AE program is necessary.SQL Informational Trace . 2 .

1024 .Trace Application SQL statements to AET file .Timings Report to AET file . 16 . 32 .cfg . Generally Level 12 trace is useful to identify SQL performance problems and this captures wait and bind information for all SQL.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper The raw trace file will contain details of each SQL statement that was executed on the database including its runtime execution plan. use the second method. 8 . 1 . CREATE OR REPLACE TRIGGER MYDB.Timings Report to tables . All rights reserved.not yet allocated .not yet allocated . and tracefile identifier. 2. If this information is needed. 32 . EXECUTE IMMEDIATE 'ALTER SESSION SET EVENTS = ''10046 TRACE NAME CONTEXT FOREVER.runstatus != 7 AND NEW. “2183” is the recommended value when using this method. 2 .not yet allocated .Trace Dedicated Temp Table Allocation to AET file . A trigger is created to start SQL tracing on the database side for an AE process with customized trace settings. .not yet allocated . Bit Type of tracing . 64 . LEVEL 12'''. / Modify the trigger creation command with the proper values for database name.Trace STEP execution sequence to AET file . The raw trace will be used as input to the “tkprof” database utility to generate a formatted trace report. The calculation for the “TraceAE” value is the same as for “TraceSQL” explained above.Method/BuiltIn detail instead of summary in AET Timings Report . ----------------. MYDB is the database name and SET_TRACE_POCALC is the trigger name.DB optimizer trace to file . END. 128 . 256 . AE Tracing Bitfield .SET_TRACE_POCALC BEFORE UPDATE OF RUNSTATUS ON MYDB. EXECUTE IMMEDIATE 'ALTER SESSION SET MAX_DUMP_FILE_SIZE = UNLIMITED'. process name. © Copyright © 2006 Oracle.runstatus = 7 AND OLD.PSPRCSRQST FOR EACH ROW WHEN ( NEW. to generate trace for an AE process PO_PO_CALC the following trigger needs to be created. Sample snippet from psprcs.------------------------------------------------------------------------. 2048 .not yet allocated . Inc.prcstype = 'Application Engine' AND NEW. EXECUTE IMMEDIATE 'ALTER SESSION SET TRACEFILE_IDENTIFIER = ''POCALC'''. 512 . 4 .prcsname = 'PO_PO_CALC' ) BEGIN EXECUTE IMMEDIATE 'ALTER SESSION SET TIMED_STATISTICS = TRUE'. For example. 4096 .DB optimizer trace to tables TraceAE=2183 Note: This setting does not provide wait events and bind variable information.

33 .All other API calls except ssb . Dynamic change allowed for TraceSql and TraceSqlMask TraceSQL=128 SQR REPORTS PERFORMANCE ISSUES Creating a trigger is the only way to generate SQL trace file for SQR reports.runstatus != 7 AND NEW.SQL statements .7/27/2011 Note: Drop or disable the trigger once the trace is captured.SQL Informational Trace . EXECUTE IMMEDIATE 'ALTER SESSION SET MAX_DUMP_FILE_SIZE = UNLIMITED'.prcstype = 'SQR REPORT' AND NEW. along with database SQL trace.runstatus = 7 AND OLD.Set Select Buffers (identifies the attributes of columns .fchcpu Note: Enabling tracing at the database instance level is never recommended. execute the program “tkprof” with following sort options: tkprof <trace_input_file> <rpt_output_file> sys=no explain=<user_id>/<password> sort=exeela.Sybase Fetch information . . PeopleSoft Red Paper Once the raw database trace is captured.fchela. disconnect. 256 . 1024 . EXECUTE IMMEDIATE 'ALTER SESSION SET TRACEFILE_IDENTIFIER = ''INS6000'''. Bit Type of tracing . This report.execpu. COBOL PERFORMANCE ISSUES The following settings are needed within the process scheduler’s configuration file to capture summary report information for a COBOL process. ----------------. 2 .SET_TRACE_INS6000 BEFORE UPDATE OF RUNSTATUS ON MYDB. commit and rollback . to be selected). 4 . CREATE OR REPLACE TRIGGER MYDB.Sybase Bind information . 64 . 8 .prcsname = 'INS6000' ) BEGIN EXECUTE IMMEDIATE 'ALTER SESSION SET TIMED_STATISTICS = TRUE'.SQL statement variables . Inc. 128 . SQL Tracing Bitfield . The following is an example trigger creation command for one a SQR report. LEVEL 12'''. .PSPRCSRQST FOR EACH ROW WHEN ( NEW. EXECUTE IMMEDIATE 'ALTER SESSION SET EVENTS = ''10046 TRACE NAME CONTEXT FOREVER. not data) .Row Fetch (indicates that it occurred. / ORACLE PERFORMANCE ISSUES © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. 16 . will help to debug performance issues.SQL connect.COBOL statement timings . All rights reserved.prscpu. 512 .Database API specific calls . END. 1 . 32 .

2. 2. The details of this utility are provided in Oracle Meta Link Note 215187.1 in Oracle Metalink GENERATING EXPLAIN PLAN FOR SQL USING “SQLTEXPLAIN. © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. Inc. This information is very useful for solving performance issues and finding the database load at any point in time in the past. History of the snapshots is retained for 7 days (by default) and usually does not occupy more than 300 MB within the SYSAUX tablespace.ora.ora or spfile. Network wait. replacing the manual “STATSPACK” method in earlier versions. Operating system metrics of CPU . Database initialization parameter “STATISTICS_LEVEL” must be set to “TYPICAL” or “ALL” (“TYPICAL” is the default) and the parameter “TIMED_STATISTICS” must be set to “TRUE” to allow the database to populate the workload repository properly.com/psdb. more room may be needed. Confirm that our required minimum patches are installed: • Generate a Patch Inventory list: a.1. Log on to DB server b. lock wait. Change directory to : cd $ORACLE_HOME/Opatch c. All rights reserved. Send us a copy of your init. please refer to Note:414970. If the system has an average of more than 10 active concurrent sessions. 3. Session history details showing top SQL taking time and resource. Network and Memory. AWR automatically generates snapshots of the performance data once every hour (by default) and collects the statistics in the workload repository.peoplesoft. Note: You can use RDA (Remote Diagnostic Agent) to collect the above informations. Issue the following command: opatch lsinventory • Logon to Customer Connection to make sure that all required minimum Patches are being applied.nsf/0/33440EC2DE7C886788257051005AEB72?OpenDocument Search for “Required Operating System. Use this link to do so: http://www4. For instructions how to run RDA. It is highly recommended to keep this AWR running with default frequency.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper The followings are needed when reporting Performance issues in Oracle database to PeopleSoft Global Support Center: 1. Disk. RDBMS & Third Party Product Patches Required for Installation” Select the Tools Release that you are on. Note: We also document initialization paramaters that could impact performance in here. sqltexplain utility is very useful and recommended.SQL” For enhanced Explain Plan and diagnostic info for one SQL statement. 34 . Wait events such as Disk I/O wait. The various metrics collected by AWR include: 1. AUTOMATIC WORKLOAD REPOSITORY (AWR) Oracle 10g provides an automatic database performance monitoring tool called AWR. commit wait etc.

All rights reserved. specify whether a HTML or a text report is wanted. A list displaying the snapshot id and time the snapshot was generated will display.sql script from within SQL*Plus and logged in with a user having the DBA role: @$ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/admin/awrrpt. The AWR report will be generated. a snapshot can be manually created just prior and then again just after executing a questionable program. Enter value for num_days: 2 4. © Copyright © 2006 Oracle.sql 2. Inc. Example of manually creating a snapshot via SQL*Plus: BEGIN DBMS_WORKLOAD_REPOSITORY. First. In situations where CPU usage is much more significant than Wait Time.Therefore. With such a list one can quickly identify the main areas to focus on.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper Generating a HTML or Text AWR Report: To generate an HTML or text AWR report: 1. Enter a output report name or accept the default name: Enter value for report_name: Using the report name awrrpt_1_150_160 6. the database tuning activity is triggered by users complaining about response time of a transaction or a Batch job. / AWR report analysis: Most of the time. Specify the number of previous day’s snapshots are to be listed. END. The response time analysis consists of finding out where time is being spent in a database. Typically. 35 . Run the awrrpt. this is not necessary. it is recommended to compare the time taken by the top 5 timed events and direct the tuning effort to the biggest consumers. The response time of a given transaction in the database always consists of the following two parts: Response Time = Service Time + Wait Time Where “Service Time” is CPU consumption by the database. Enter value for begin_snap : Enter value for end_snap: 5. If there is need to diagnose a particularly specific issue. The most important part of the AWR report is the Top 5 Timed Events section. and “Wait time” is the sum of all the Wait events in the database. Enter value for report_type: html 3.CREATE_SNAPSHOT (). it is less likely that investigating Wait Events will produce significant savings in response time. Enter the beginning and ending snapshot ID for the AWR report.

33 8. To drill further into the details of the CPU consumption.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper For example: Top 5 Timed Events Event CPU time db file sequential read db file scattered read log file parallel write control file sequential read 4.54 1.92 11.67 3.79 0. High Parse.37 0. one needs to look at the Time Model Statistics section. one will need to look at the Sql Statistics section to look for problem sql’s (such as sql that have high Gets.65 31.00 134.07 0.883 10.4 User I/O 8.4 System I/O 1.19 92.5 User I/O 1. Time Model Statistics Statistic Name DB CPU sql execute elapsed time parse time elapsed hard parse elapsed time failed parse elapsed time connection management call elapsed time hard parse (sharing criteria) elapsed time PL/SQL execution elapsed time sequence load elapsed time repeated bind elapsed time DB time background elapsed time background cpu time Time (s) 114.16 0.3 System I/O Wait Class After a glance at the above.71 2.02 0.20 59.67 % of DB Time 75.12 0.59 0.05 0. high physical Reads. Inc.01 0.02 66.40 1.00 From the above..336 28.2% of the processing time being spent in CPU.2 13. 36 .. the system is CPU bound with 75.284 Waits Time(s) 114 26 12 9 9 12 5 1 0 Avg Wait(ms) % Total Call Time 75.01 0.658 8. 59% of the total DB CPU is spent in sql execute elapsed time. All rights reserved.) SQL STATISTICS: © Copyright © 2006 Oracle.

In this case.16 3. For example. By creating a more selective index. if the table has columns A.00 Total Wait Time (s) 26 12 9 9 8 6 Avg wait (ms) 12 5 1 0 1 1 Waits /txn 1.547 10. SQL Ordered by Reads: These SQLs performed a high number of physical disk reads while retrieving data. one should go to Wait Events Statistics section. . again we have to visit more blocks because there is less index data per block.839 %Time -outs 0. a. c.00 0. SQL Ordered by Gets: These SQLs performed a high number of logical reads while retrieving data.02 1.883 10. more blocks than necessary could be being visited if the index is unselective. SQL Ordered by Version Count: These SQLs have a large number of versions in shared pool for some reason. B. If indexes are fragmented. Generate the explain plan of the sql statements.7/27/2011 • • • • • • • PeopleSoft Red Paper SQL Ordered by Elapsed Time: Includes SQL statements that took significant execution time during processing. All rights reserved. we can access the same table data by visiting fewer index blocks (and doing fewer physical I/Os). If the index being used has a large Clustering Factor. then more table data blocks have to be visited in order to get the rows in each Index block. D then we can export the table data in order by B. 37 © Copyright © 2006 Oracle.00 1. SQL Ordered by Parse Calls: These SQLs experienced a high number of reparsing operations. and reload the table. To get the details of wait events.00 0.22 The followings are the most common wait events found in Oracle database: The most common I/O related wait events is “db file sequential read”.D.74 1. rebuilding the index will compact its contents into fewer blocks. C & D and the index is on B.658 8. b. If this wait event is high then tune it as followed: 1. Find the Top SQL statements with Physical Reads in SQL ordered by Reads section. Inc.00 0. Wait Events Event db file sequential read db file scattered read log file parallel write control file sequential read db file parallel write control file parallel write Waits 4.00 0. It occurred on single block read for index data or table data accessed through an index. If Index Range scans are involved.336 28. By rebuilding the table with its rows sorted by the particular index columns we can reduce the Clustering Factor and hence the number of table data blocks that we have to visit for each index block.00 0. SQL Ordered by Sharable Memory: Includes SQL statements cursors which consumed a large amount of SGA shared pool memory. SQL Ordered by CPU Time: Includes SQL statements that consumed significant CPU time during its processing.18 0.284 6.

please refer to this metalink Note 257643. Another common I/O related wait event is “db file scattered read”.Large pool and Java pool by setting the parameter SGA_TARGET.1. In Oracle Database 10g. Such reads are issued for up to the number of blocks specified by this parameter DB_FILE_MULTIBLOCK_READ_COUNT at a time. All rights reserved. Oracle introduces an Asynchronous Commit. there is a need to examine some other wait events such as “LGWR wait for redo copy”. looking at the File I/O Statistics section of the AWR report will help us find such hot disks and spread out the I/O by manually moving datafiles to other storage or by making use of Striping. If systemwide waits for this wait event are significant then this either indicates numerous writes to the controlfile (too many control files copies). It is enabled with the initialization parameter COMMIT_WRITE to change the commit behaviour on SYSTEM. it is possible to tune the size of multiblock I/Os issued by Oracle by setting the instance parameter DB_FILE_MULTIBLOCK_READ_COUNT to be as below: DB_BLOCK_SIZE x DB_FILE_MULTIBLOCK_READ_COUNT = max_io_size of system Starting with Oracle10g Release 2. or slow performance of writes to the controlfiles. Another common I/O related wait event is “control file parallel write'” It occurs when Oracle is writing physical blocks to all controlfiles and is waiting for the IO/s to complete. This value is platform-dependent and is 1MB for most platforms. The details of this wait is reported in Background Wait Events section.1. RAID and other technologies to automatically perform I/O load balancing for us. Shared pool. please refer to Metalink Note 336119. the initialization parameter DB_FILE_MULTIBLOCK_READ_COUNT is now automatically tuned to use a default value when this parameter is not set explicitly. To understand what is delaying the log file sync. 3. it will be set to a value that is equal to the maximum I/O size that can be performed efficiently divided by the standard block size. This default value corresponds to the maximum I/O size that can be performed efficiently. It occurs when a user session issues a COMMIT and is waiting for LGWR to finish flushing all redo from the log buffer to disk.These typically happen for Full Table Scans and for Fast Full Index scans. © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. Enable asynchronous I/O or move the controlfiles to less I/O saturated disks. To read more about this feature. “log file parallel write”. Because the parameter is expressed in blocks. 38 . Possible solutions can be: • • Reduce the number of controlfile copies to the minimum that ensures that not all copies can be lost at the same time.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper 2. Automatic Shared Memory Management (ASMM) feature is introduced to automatically determine the size of Database buffer cache (default pool). Some general tuning tips for this wait event are: • • Move all the log members to high speed disks Move log members to low I/O activities disk controllers Starting with Oracle 10gR2. In cases where such multiblock scans are necessary. If this wait event is high then the Top SQL statements with Physical Reads in SQL ordered by Reads section can be investigated to see if their execution plans contain Full Table or Fast Full Index scans. Another popular wait event is “log file sync”. If there is no particular SQL statement with bad execution plan. If there is no SQL with suboptimal execution plans and I/O is evenly spread out with similar response times from all disks then a larger Buffer Cache may help. Inc. I/Os on particular datafiles may be being serviced slower due to excessive activity on their disks. In this case. For more details about ASMM.as well as on SESSION-LEVEL. It occurs when multiblock reads from disk are performed into non-contiguous buffers in the Buffer Cache. “log file single write” and the redo statistics. then one of the following may be happening: a.

1 THE COE PERFORMANCE METHOD Note 30286.1 Checkpoint Tuning and Troubleshooting Guide Note 76713. On the other hand.6 WHAT IS THE DB_FILE_MULTIBLOCK_READ_COUNT PARAMETER? Note 47324.ora Parameter "DB_FILE_DIRECT_IO_COUNT" Reference Note Note 45042. A steep increase in wait times is a sign of contention and need to be addressed for good scalability. 39 . In addition. A snapshot of the database workload taken periodically throughout the day is necessary to detect such performance issues.1 I/O Tuning with Different RAID Configurations Note 30712.1 Archiver Best Practices Note 62172. heavy CPU usage could be caused by poor Sql access paths or badly written SQL so one should not neglect it.1 8i Parameters that Influence Checkpoints Note 76374.1 Init. Below is a list of metalink reference notes that can useful for database tuning.1 Multiple Buffer Pools © Copyright © 2006 Oracle.ora Parameter "DB_FILE_MULTIBLOCK_READ_COUNT" Reference Note Note 1037322. Inc. the proportion of CPU time to WAIT time always tends to decrease as load on the system increases.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper As a general rule.1 Understanding and Tuning Buffer Cache and DBWR Note 147468. systems where CPU time is dominant usually need less tuning than the ones where wait time is dominant. All rights reserved.1 Init. Note 190124.

All rights reserved. Inc. NUMBER(2.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper Appendix A – Sample script to gather statistics on tables The script is written based on the assumption that a PS temp table is defined in PSRECDEFN as having a rectype=7 and PS regular table is defined as having a rectype =0. VARCHAR2(30). It may require changes and modifications to suit your need.objecttab. BEGIN /** ** Delete Old Status Info here ** ** If an external table is used to hold the log ** of the executions. This script directly accesses: ** DBA_INDEXES ** DBMS_STATS ** All the table/index objects within all the schemas in the database.0). SET SERVEROUTPUT ON SIZE UNLIMITED SET LINESIZE 1000 SET PAGESIZE 10000 /** ** Oracle USA. truncate it here. BOOLEAN. VARCHAR2(30). **/ DECLARE lot_ObjectsNeedingStats dbms_stats. lts_StartTime TIMESTAMP(2). VARCHAR2(2000). ** ** Please note: ** For this script to function properly. the executing user ** may need the DBA role. © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. ** ** Purpose: ** To generate statistics on all non-system schema table and index objects ** that are considered by the database to be stale and/or missing. lvc_tableowner lvc_tablename lvc_PSRecordName lint_tmp lb_IsTempTable sql_stmt VARCHAR2(30). Inc. 40 . **/ /** ** Flush Monitoring info ** ** This forces the database to "flush" the modification data ** so that dbms_stats can tell whether the stats are stale. while not ** generating statistics for PeopleSoft "temporary" tables and indexes. lts_FinishTime TIMESTAMP(2). ** Date: 16-Jan-2007 ** ** Format: SQL*Plus (10g) DBA script. ** ** Other rights may also be needed. It then will generate the appropriate update statistics command for regular table and indexes while skipping PS temp tables and indexes.

0 ) . 1.FLUSH_DATABASE_MONITORING_INFO.options => 'LIST AUTO' . Inc. /** Object Type checking **/ /** ** Trim off the default "PS_" from the table name if it exists **/ IF SUBSTR( lvc_tablename. /** rectype = 7 denotes a PeopleSoft temp table **/ sql_stmt := 'SELECT 1 FROM ' || lvc_tableowner || '.'SYSMAN' . Doing it just in case. PeopleSoft Red Paper /** ** Find all tables and indexes that have stale stats **/ DBMS_STATS.ownname NOT IN ( 'SYS' . END IF.first.last.'SYSTEM' .'CTXSYS' . ELSE lvc_PSRecordName := lvc_tablename.ownname AND index_name = lot_ObjectsNeedingStats( i ).'DBSNMP' ) THEN /** ** Non System object ** ** Determine whether this object is an "INDEX" or "TABLE" **/ IF lot_ObjectsNeedingStats( i ). /** ** Check to see if the record ** is a base temp table. lvc_tablename := lot_ObjectsNeedingStats( i ).objtype = 'INDEX' THEN SELECT table_owner . **/ DBMS_STATS. ELSE lvc_tableowner := lot_ObjectsNeedingStats( i ). /** Strip "PS_" **/ /** Set the temp table trap **/ lb_IsTempTable := FALSE.PSRECDEFN WHERE recname = :b1 and rectype = 7'. 0 ) LOOP /** ** Filter out all the system objects **/ IF lot_ObjectsNeedingStats( i ). END IF. FOR i IN NVL( lot_ObjectsNeedingStats.table_name INTO lvc_tableowner . NVL( lot_ObjectsNeedingStats. All rights reserved.GATHER_DATABASE_STATS ( cascade => TRUE .ownname.. ** ** Example Table name = PS_TEMP_TAO **/ BEGIN EXECUTE IMMEDIATE sql_stmt INTO lint_tmp © Copyright © 2006 Oracle.objlist => lot_ObjectsNeedingStats ).lvc_tablename FROM dba_indexes WHERE 1 = 1 AND owner = lot_ObjectsNeedingStats( i ). 4 ). 3 ) = 'PS_' THEN lvc_PSRecordName := SUBSTR( lvc_tablename.7/27/2011 ** Documentation says this is not needed.objname.objname. 41 .

If we make it here. /** ** Do the Check **/ BEGIN EXECUTE IMMEDIATE sql_stmt INTO lint_tmp USING lvc_PSRecordName. we found a record lb_IsTempTable := TRUE. 42 . /** single digit dedicated temp table Check **/ © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. LENGTH( lvc_PSRecordName ). we found a record lb_IsTempTable := TRUE. /** ** Do the Check **/ BEGIN EXECUTE IMMEDIATE sql_stmt INTO lint_tmp USING lvc_PSRecordName. All rights reserved. LENGTH( lvc_PSRecordName ) . PeopleSoft Red Paper EXCEPTION WHEN NO_DATA_FOUND THEN /** ** Record was not a base temp table ** ** Check if record is a single digit temp instance ** ** Example Table name = PS_TEMP_TAO1 **/ IF SUBSTR( lvc_PSRecordName. EXCEPTION WHEN NO_DATA_FOUND THEN -. 1. we found a record lb_IsTempTable := TRUE.1 ). EXCEPTION WHEN NO_DATA_FOUND THEN /** ** Record was not a single digit temp instance.We have not found a temp table! NULL.7/27/2011 USING lvc_PSRecordName. END. /** 2 digit dedicated temp table Check **/ END IF. ** ** Check if record is a double digit temp instance ** ** Example Table name = PS_TEMP_TAO26 **/ IF SUBSTR( lvc_PSRecordName. 1 ) BETWEEN '0' AND '9' THEN /** Remove the last digit **/ lvc_PSRecordName := SUBSTR( lvc_PSRecordName. Inc. LENGTH( lvc_PSRecordName ) . END. -. /** Check 2nd last char for digit **/ WHEN OTHERS THEN RAISE.1 ). 1 ) BETWEEN '1' AND '9' THEN /** Remove the 2nd to last digit **/ lvc_PSRecordName := SUBSTR( lvc_PSRecordName. -. 1.If we make it here. WHEN OTHERS THEN RAISE. -. LENGTH( lvc_PSRecordName ).If we make it here.

----------------------. All rights reserved.AUTO_SAMPLE_SIZE .ownname || ''' . /** base temp table check**/ IF lb_IsTempTable = FALSE THEN lts_StartTime := SYSTIMESTAMP. '. dbms_output.----------------------.objname || ''' .-----.degree => DBMS_STATS.objname || '.partname || ''' . 43 . ELSE /** Unexpected error **/ RAISE. Inc.estimate_percent => DBMS_STATS. END. END IF. IF lot_ObjectsNeedingStats( i ). /** Checking last digit **/ WHEN OTHERS THEN IF SQLCODE = -942 THEN /** table or view does not exist **/ /** Non PeopleSoft Table/Index found.partname => ''' || lot_ObjectsNeedingStats( i ).indname => ''' || lot_ObjectsNeedingStats( i ). ELSE /* PROCEDURE GATHER_TABLE_STATS Argument Name Type In/Out Default? -----------------------------.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper END IF.' ).AUTO_DEGREE ). END.put_line( 'Generating stats on ' || LOWER( lot_ObjectsNeedingStats( i ). ** Treat as though it was not a temp table.-------OWNNAME VARCHAR2 IN INDNAME VARCHAR2 IN PARTNAME VARCHAR2 IN DEFAULT ESTIMATE_PERCENT NUMBER IN DEFAULT STATTAB VARCHAR2 IN DEFAULT STATID VARCHAR2 IN DEFAULT STATOWN VARCHAR2 IN DEFAULT DEGREE NUMBER IN DEFAULT GRANULARITY VARCHAR2 IN DEFAULT NO_INVALIDATE BOOLEAN IN DEFAULT STATTYPE VARCHAR2 IN DEFAULT FORCE BOOLEAN IN DEFAULT */ EXECUTE IMMEDIATE ' BEGIN DBMS_STATS. ** Generate Stats **/ NULL.objtype = 'INDEX' THEN /* PROCEDURE GATHER_INDEX_STATS Argument Name Type In/Out Default? -----------------------------.' || lot_ObjectsNeedingStats( i ).GATHER_INDEX_STATS( ownname => ''' || lot_ObjectsNeedingStats( i ).-----.ownname || '.-------OWNNAME VARCHAR2 IN TABNAME VARCHAR2 IN PARTNAME VARCHAR2 IN DEFAULT ESTIMATE_PERCENT NUMBER IN DEFAULT BLOCK_SAMPLE BOOLEAN IN DEFAULT METHOD_OPT VARCHAR2 IN DEFAULT DEGREE NUMBER IN DEFAULT GRANULARITY VARCHAR2 IN DEFAULT CASCADE BOOLEAN IN DEFAULT STATTAB VARCHAR2 IN DEFAULT STATID VARCHAR2 IN DEFAULT STATOWN VARCHAR2 IN DEFAULT © Copyright © 2006 Oracle.objtype ) || ' ' || lot_ObjectsNeedingStats( i ).

/ © Copyright © 2006 Oracle.method_opt => ''FOR ALL COLUMNS SIZE AUTO'' . All rights reserved. **/ END IF. /** System object filter **/ END LOOP. END IF.objname || '.ownname || '.objname || ''' . ** ** If so inclined. Inc.cascade => FALSE ). 44 .degree => DBMS_STATS.block_sample => FALSE .partname => ''' || lot_ObjectsNeedingStats( i ). /** Object stale stats loop **/ END. END.AUTO_SAMPLE_SIZE .' || lot_ObjectsNeedingStats( i ).objtype ) || ' ' || lot_ObjectsNeedingStats( i ).tabname => ''' || lot_ObjectsNeedingStats( i ).GATHER_TABLE_STATS( ownname => ''' || lot_ObjectsNeedingStats( i ). /** Gen Stats **/ /** ** Insert status info ** ** If so inclined ** COMMIT.estimate_percent => DBMS_STATS. lts_FinishTime := SYSTIMESTAMP. /** ** Create status string here.put_line( 'NOT Generating stats on temp ' || LOWER( lot_ObjectsNeedingStats( i ). **/ ELSE dbms_output.partname || ''' .ownname || ''' . END IF.7/27/2011 NO_INVALIDATE STATTYPE FORCE */ BOOLEAN VARCHAR2 BOOLEAN IN IN IN DEFAULT DEFAULT DEFAULT PeopleSoft Red Paper EXECUTE IMMEDIATE ' BEGIN DBMS_STATS.AUTO_DEGREE .' ). '.

Lessons learned from these customer experiences will be posted here.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper Appendix B – Validation and Feedback This section documents that real-world validation that this Red Paper has received. Inc. © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. CUSTOMER VALIDATION PeopleSoft is working with PeopleSoft customers to get feedback and validation on this document. Additional lessons learned from field experience will be posted here. FIELD VALIDATION PeopleSoft Consulting has provided feedback and validation on this document. All rights reserved. 45 .

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and developer. Principal Performance Engineer Reviewers The following people reviewed this Red Paper: • • • Revision History 1. Senior Manager. Rama Tiruveedhula. Application Performance Having more than 15 years of Oracle database experience and more than 6 years of Peoplesoft Application tuning experience. 02/01/2007: Created document. 47 . Michelle Lam. Inc. Consulting Performance Engineer 10+ years of experience with PeopleSoft applications tuning. Worked on SCM applications tuning within Performance & Benchmarks group. 2. development DBA. Principal Performance Engineer 15 years of Oracle database experience as a production DBA. 02/29/2007: Peoplesoft Enterpise Performance on Oracle 10g Database Jan 2007 Author: Jayagopal Theranikal Contributing Authors: Rama Tiruveedhula © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. All rights reserved. Worked on SCM application tuning and benchmarks in Performance & Benchmarks group.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper Appendix D – Revision History Authors Jayagopal Theranikal. Principal Performance Engineer Lawrence Schapker. Worked on Fusion/Enterprise applications architecture within Performance & Benchmarks group. 2+ years experience with PeopleSoft applications tuning. Glenn Low. and 12 years of Oracle database experience. systems engineer.

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