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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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that are considered “stale” or “missing” by the database.Generating Statistics When using Oracle's Cost Based Optimizer (CBO). The default “GATHER_STATS_JOB” will pick up the “temporary” tables. the over all time needed to regenerate statistics on a nightly/weekly/monthly basis is reduced.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper Chapter 2 . For example. New statistics should be gathered after a schema object's data or structure are modified in ways that make the previous statistics inaccurate. The ability to generate statistics in parallel significantly reduces the time needed to refresh object statistics. the “temporary” object statistics are not updated with improper values. SELECT * FROM DBA_SCHEDULER_JOBS WHERE JOB_NAME = 'GATHER_STATS_JOB'. It is not recommended that statistics be gathered on objects during peak operational hours. 2 . collect new statistics on the number of rows. It is also recommended that only tables and indexes. have their statistics re-generated. All rights reserved. It is recommended to disable this job after initial execution. query performance depends greatly on appropriate table and index statistics. Only “non-temporary” PeopleSoft tables and indexes are recommended to have their statistics updated. Maintenance of these statistics is critical to optimal database and query performance. At database creation. Note: The use of procedures within DBMS_STATS is recommended exclusively. ANALYZE will be de-supported in future releases of Oracle. A sample script to provide this functionality is listed in the Appendix. You need to work with your DBA to come up with a strategy to do that. By generating statistics only on the “non-temporary” tables and indexes. and re-generate statistics on them which is not desirable as many will not contain data.You should use DBMS_STATS package to update statistics. it is not recommended to allow this job to run after it has initially executed. By re-generating statistics only on “stale” or “missing” objects. you need new statistics on the average row length. time and window of each organization. A sample SQL Since this job does not/cannot take into account the requirements for PeopleSoft. You can determine whether this job exists by viewing the DBA_SCHEDULER_JOBS view. 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. 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. END. / The reasoning for this recommendation is because PeopleSoft Application Engine (AE) programs use many “standard” Oracle tables as PeopleSoft “temporary” tables. after loading a significant number of rows into a table. To disable the GATHER_STATS_JOB execute the following SQL*Plus command: BEGIN DBMS_SCHEDULER. After updating data in a table. Oracle 10g Scheduler contains a default nightly job which attempts to maintain these vital statistics.DISABLE('GATHER_STATS_JOB'). © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. business rules. MANUALLY GATHERING TABLE STATISTICS The DBMS_STATS package provides the ability to generate statistics in parallel by specifying the degree of parallelism. statement is listed below. Inc. Cursor invalidation could cause severe performance degradation.

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

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

Inc. check the process scheduler documentation.. tabname=>[TBNAME].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...17.0 Time 19. CREATE OR REPLACE PACKAGE PSSTATS AS © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. and look for statements that used the “RECSTATS” command: -. you can review your AE trace.0. // 5.DMS delivered script: The first occurrence of the DBMS_STATS is used for the LOW option of %UpdateStats. Run the modified DDLORA..GATHER_TABLE_STATS (ownname=> [DBNAME]. method_opt=> 'FOR ALL INDEXED COLUMNS SIZE 1'. If you find any temporary table that was not updated during the run time.44.. If this feature is to be turned off.UpdStat. method_opt=> 'FOR ALL INDEXED COLUMNS SIZE 1'.0.cascade=>TRUE).$long DBMS_STATS.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper Let’s assume.GATHER_TABLE_STATS (ownname=> [DBNAME].0 Once you confirm that using DBMS_STATS to update statistics is causing a lot of overhead when compared to “Analyze with estimate” when using %Updatestats. we want to change the ESTIMATE_PERCENT option of LOW option to be 5% and HIGH option to be 80%. 4.0. Having the update statistics at the runtime incurs some overhead. estimate_percent=>5. tabname=>[TBNAME]. Make sure the temporary table statistics have been handled as shown above..18 .2.5 InsBalT. Turning off %UpdateStats Note: Due to this change affecting the entire process scheduler.InsBalT. it is highly not recommended to turn this feature off.DMS through DataMover. 5 . Modify %UpdateStats to use Analyze command: If you suspect that DBMS_STATS is causing performance degradation of your AE process. you can revert %Updatestats to use the Analyze command by doing the followings: Step 1: Create PSSTATS package as follows: Login SQLPLUS as PeopleSoft Dbowner to create the following PSSTATS package.S Count Time 2 0.0.. All rights reserved.$long DBMS_STATS.5 0 F e t c h Count Time 0. Edit the DDLORA.2.. 1. estimate_percent=>80. // 2.cascade=>TRUE). then plan to use a manual method of updating the statistics.(GL_JEHDR. The second one is used for the HIGH option of %UpdateStats.

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

7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper 2. 2. 7 . All rights reserved.2) Choose SQL #4 (out of 5) for Oracle Platform. Inc. © 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.3) Replace SQL#4 (out of 5) for Oracle Platform.

2.stats_mode=>'HIGH').5) Replace SQL#5 (out of 5) for Oracle Platform.7/27/2011 psstats. 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.4) Choose SQL #5 (out of 5) for Oracle Platform. © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. 8 .analyze_table(tab_name=>[TBNAME]. PeopleSoft Red Paper 2. psstats. All rights reserved.analyze_table(tab_name=>[TBNAME]. Inc.stats_mode=>'LOW').

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

Note: If any other value for “METHOD_OPT” is provided (ex. Candidate Columns for Histograms Within PeopleSoft Applications Histograms can affect performance and should be used only when they substantially improve query plans. 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”. Please refer to Oracle documentation for more details. Columns such as PROCESS_INSTANCE. Literal value is provided instead of using a bind variable for the given column in the where clause. Have a highly skewed data distribution. For uniformly distributed data. 2. Column is not used in WHERE clauses of queries. But. Columns that are frequently used in WHERE clauses of queries. are static and only change when new statistics are generated with the “SIZE” option within the DBMS_STATS procedures. the “SIZE AUTO” value instructs the “DBMS_STATS” procedure that only columns benefiting from histograms are to be generated. All rights reserved. Histograms are not useful for columns with the following characteristics: • • • • Column data is uniformly distributed. Note: “Bind Peeking” (BP) was designed to “fix” the last bullet point above. In general. 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. the use of BP is not recommended. Inc. the automatic creation of histograms is deactivated. due to additional issues BP causes.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. Histograms are persistent objects. “… SIZE 1” or “… SIZE REPEAT”). So. there are maintenance and storage costs for using them. Based on column usage within runtime SQL “where clauses” and the amount of data skew within the column. 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. Histograms. 10 . 3. histograms should be created on: 1. the CBO can make fairly accurate estimates about the cost of executing a particular statement without the use of histograms. Column is unique. like all other optimizer statistics.

Inc. APPLICATION ENGINE PERFORMANCE WITH DEDICATED TEMPORARY TABLES © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. configure the initialization parameters of the database to include a seperate buffer cache for this new block size. Then. And the required number of instances is also specified for each AE program. If the number of programs run are more than the specified count (10 in this example). PeopleSoft designated temporary tables are built using Oracle tables.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper Chapter 3 . Required temp tables are linked to the AE program in the program property window. 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. This may lessen the contention during parallel truncates.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. 11 . When implemented on Oracle databases. This technique minimizes potential locking issues and improves processing time. These are regular Oracle tables but flagged as temporary in the PeopleSoft dictionary tables. Performance Tips for Dedicated Temp Tables If issues are found with parallel truncates on dedicated tempory tables. create seperate tablespace for the these tables with a block size that is greater (if possible) than the current standard tablespace block size. All rights reserved. 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.

Test case explaining temp table behavior Here is the sample scenario that explains the temp table usage. unless you are using EPM. 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. that means that the program will not be called from online. Inc. 12 . 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. Temp table settings Setup the Temp Tble Instance (online) as per the requirement. Temp Tble Instance (Total) will be same as the online number. PROCESS PROCESS 4 5 If the Batch Only option is selected.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. You don’t need to change this setting unless you are advised to do so. This should be equivalent to the number of concurrent streams you are planning to run. All rights reserved. the appropriate temp table instance will be used during the runtime. Tools Properties AE Properties Setup the Instance Count to the required value. © Copyright © 2006 Oracle.

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

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

The creation of dictionary managed tablespaces is scheduled for de-support by Oracle. This is the preferable method if the tablespace holds the objects with various sizes. You can use the BLOCKSIZE clause to specify a non-database default block size for the tablespace. In order to use different block sizes in a database. medium. the extent size is managed by Oracle depending on the object size. the size of each extent would be fixed to the specified size. It will be easier for the DBA to do capacity planning but proper planning should be done to determine the optimum extent size. CREATE TABLESPACE TS_PERM_LOC_UNI size 100M datafile '/perm/ora/ts_perm_loc_uni.dbf' EXTENT MANAGEMENT LOCAL AUTO ALLOCATE.UNIFORM EXTENT With this option. All rights reserved. Locally Managed .dbf' EXTENT MANAGEMENT LOCAL UNIFORM SIZE 128K. TEMPORARY TABLESPACES © Copyright © 2006 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. CREATE TABLESPACE TS_PERM_LOC_AUTO size 100M datafile '/perm/ora/ts_perm_loc_auto.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 . you must have the DB_CACHE_SIZE and at least one DB_nK_CACHE_SIZE parameter set. and large with different uniform extent sizes and placing the tables in an appropriate tablespace depending on its size may give optimal performance. Having the consistent extent size eliminates wastage of tablespace as "holes". LOCALLY MANAGED TABLESPACES Locally Managed Tablespaces (LMT) are the default starting in Oracle 9i. Fragmentations is reduced but not completely eliminated. Extent management is done within the datafile/tempfile using the bitmaps. With this option. Inc. and the integer you specify in this clause must correspond with the setting of one DB_nK_CACHE_SIZE parameter setting. Uniform extent gives best predictability and consistency. 15 .7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper PeopleSoft's supplied create scripts will create only Locally Managed tablespaces. Make sure to specify appropriate size to avoid the table creation with more number of extents. extent size allocation is performed by Oracle. Planning to create different category tablespaces such as small. Object storage clause specification is not required (and is ignored) with these tablespaces.

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

index requirements may vary. This decision causes the deleted blocks to linger within the index until it is rebuilt. As of this writing. 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. Examine the available indexes and remove any of the unused indexes to boost the performance of Insert/Update/Delete DML.2 inclusive.   17 .  Note 77574.1 “Script: Lists All Indexes that Benefit from a Rebuild”. Inc. 2. but physically they still linger within until the index is rebuilt.Coalescing Indexes”. Review the index recommendation document supplied by the product to see if any of the suggestions apply to your installation.3 to 10. Dated 20-OCT-2005: This note is labeled for versions 7. Perform thorough system analysis prior to deleting any index. The reverse may also be true. Dated 06-MAY-2005: This note is labeled for versions 7. these deleted/empty blocks must still be read. pros and cons for selecting it and index rebuilding.1. For runtime performance reasons. causing the performance degradation. but does provide the describing what “index coalescing” is. This note provides a script that may be used to determine whether an index may be a candidate for rebuilding. This note is referenced by note 122008.0 to 9i inclusive. Note 122008.1 before using this script. 4. Note 99618. Within the index. Run the Oracle trace/TKPROF report for a process and check the access paths to determine the usage of indexes. Oracle has consciously decided to not coalesce near-empty blocks or re-balance physical index blocks. Please read note 77574. Dated 20-OCT-2005: This note is labeled for version 8i only. It uses the suggested values from note 77574. all the rows are logically deleted.Maintaining Indexes PeopleSoft supplied indexes are generic in nature. an index not used within a batch process may be useful with an online page. Index deletion could severely impact other program’s performance. Three metalink notes were found that might provide a little insight as to when to rebuild or coalesce an index. 3. Consider adding additional indexes depending on your processing/performance needs. a threshold of “5 or more” levels may be too shallow. Note: If a very very large index is evaluated. The following few tips will assist the DBA to manage indexes efficiently. Sometimes.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper Chapter 5 .1 “ORACLE8i . All rights reserved. little information about index rebuilding criteria seems to be available pertaining specifically to 10g. May indirectly be usable for version 10. Depending on the customer's business needs and data composition. © Copyright © 2006 Oracle.1 and provides a good basis for determining whether an index should be rebuilt.1 “Guidelines on When to Rebuild a B-Tree Index”.x. INDEX TIPS 1. 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. Typically this can happen when a large number of rows have been deleted from the table. During “Range Scan” and “Full Index Scan”.

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

index_name order by column_position.a. Inc.index_type.column_expression.column_position from dba_ind_expressions where index_name='PS_GL_ACCOUNT_TBL'.index_name. 19 .peoplesoft.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper select a.dba_ind_columns b where b.index_name='PS_GL_ACCOUNT_TBL' and a. All rights reserved.column_name from dba_indexes a.com/psdb. PeopleSoft had recommended to disable the functional indexes causing sql(s) that were relying on these indexes to perform in an inefficient manner. We suggested that you go to the following link http://www4.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.index_name=b. Because of multiple Bugs (# 4939157 and 5092688) which cause wrong results or core dump from queries using functional indexes. select index_name.b.

USE OF BIND VARIABLES The number of hard parses can be reduced to ‘one. such statements can typically be made to use bind variables. That means. If any customizations are performed.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper Chapter 6 . and COBOL have been rewritten to address this issue. When the statement is passed to the database it sends the statement with literal values. it has to be parsed fully. In some situations.0 Total Time 2. The number of hard parses can be identified in a PeopleSoft Application Engine trace (128). The following is an example of of the AE trace(128): SQL Statement BL6100.1. 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. Relying on Oracle trace output to identify the SQL that are hard parsed due to literal instead of bind variables is somewhat difficult. This happens when certain kinds of statements cannot handle bind variables in some platforms.Reuse Flag PeopleSoft Application Engine programs use bind variables in the SQL statements.BL6100. Inc. This occurs due to inefficient sharing of SQL statements and can be improved by using bind variables instead of literal in queries. By default its values is set to EXACT.1 In Oracle Trace output such statements are shown as individual statements and each statement parses once.20. Example: Statement in PC_PRICING. Application Engine . 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. etc. Some times hard parsing causes excessive CPU usage. The following section gives some guidelines to follow to use the bind variables. Oracle has to allocate memory for the statement from the shared pool. As Oracle deals with bind variables efficiently.10000001.’ per multiple executes of the same SQL statement by coding the statement with bind variables instead of literals. Setting the CURSOR_SHARING value at the instance level is not recommended in a PeopleSoft environment. All rights reserved. there are some steps in AE processes that are not using bind variables. Most of the PeopleSoft programs written in Application Engine. Hard parsing happens when the Oracle server parses a query and cannot find an exact match for the query in the library cache.S C o m p i l e Count Time 252 0.Cursor Sharing When a SQL statement that does not exist in the shared pool is executed.6 E x e c u t e Count Time 252 1. the database looks for an exact match of the SQL statement while parsing. SQR.5 F e t c h Count Time 0 0.20) WHERE PROCESS_INSTANCE = %ProcessInstance © Copyright © 2006 Oracle.%NEXT(LAST_RESOURCE_ID). but these variables are just PeopleSoft specific. Oracle introduced this new parameter CURSOR_SHARING as of Oracle8i.10000001 UPDATE PS_PC_RATE_RUN_TAO SET RESOURCE_ID = %Sql(PC_COM_LIT_CHAR. 20 . check the statement syntactically and semantically. it is recommended that the Reuse Flag be set to “Yes” for all program steps.

.(PC_PRICING..01 0.0 Time 2.00 0 0 0 -------.16.7/27/2011 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 -.00 0.10000001.S Count 252 Time 0.00 .00 0 0 0 0.---------.6 E x e c u t e Count 252 Time 1. All rights reserved... Inc.BL6100.Row(s) affected: 1 C o m p i l e Total SQL Statement BL6100.---------0.00 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 ------.46.---------.01 0.01 0 2 5 0.-----total 2 cpu elapsed disk query current -------.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 / -.---------0.---------.---------.-----Parse 1 Execute 1 Fetch 0 ------.---------. 21 .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.5 F e t c h Count 0 Time 0.

00 0 0 0 0.Row(s) affected: 1 C o m p i l e Total SQL Statement BL6100.22 0 509 1284 0.-----total 253 cpu elapsed disk query current -------.00 0.---------..Bind variables: -1) 10000751 -2) US004 -3) PRICINGA1 -4) ACTIVITYA1 -5) VUS004VA10114050 -6) 1 -.00 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 / -.---------.---------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 ------.57.4 F e t c h Count 0 Time 0.57 .22 0. All rights reserved.-----Parse 1 Execute 252 Fetch 0 ------.16. 22 ...---------.(PC_PRICING.00 0 0 0 -------.22 0. Inc.---------0.BL6100...10000001.0 E x e c u t e Count 252 Time 0.---------.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.---------.---------. Statement with Re-Use flag: AE Trace -.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.S Count 1 Time 0.

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

27 99.06 0 49 1 2.---------.02 43. NOT EXISTS (SELECT :SYS_B_09 FROM PS_PICKZON_INV_VW PZI WHERE PZI. Inc.---------.02 2784 1439571 235104 -------.---------197. 24 .-----Parse 27118 Execute 33788 Fetch 54988 ------.---------. PS_STOR_LOC_INV SLI WHERE …………. Pros and Cons of CURSOR_SHARING By setting the above parameter at the session level the over all processing time reduced significantly.51 173 231362 333538 45. All rights reserved.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 ------.---------.44 2.85 47..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 -------.22 0 5577 235 2.11 1757 242929 371000 47.93 102.35 5.---------.---------.57 1 97241 0 -------.---------10.---------.---------5.09 50.---------.---------.---------.---------.42 2.47 43.08 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 ------.---------.---------98..---------.69 0 0 0 44.---------.INV_ITEM_ID = :SYS_B_11 AND ……..---------.---------.) ORDER BY ….43 3027 1455101 235446 -------. 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 -------.---------.---------.---------.---------rows ---------- © Copyright © 2006 Oracle.21 197.---------.54 0 1074 0 51.44 15.7/27/2011 Oracle TKPROF Output with CURSOR_SHARING=FORCE PeopleSoft Red Paper SELECT ……… FROM PS_PHYSICAL_INV PI.-----cpu elapsed disk query current -------.BUSINESS_UNIT = :SYS_B_10 AND PZI.21 9.---------104.---------.---------15.-----total 115894 cpu elapsed disk query current -------.

7/27/2011 Parse 356 Execute 357 Fetch 667 ------.00 0. Original Timing 197 Sec Time with CURSOR_SHARING option 102 Sec %Gain 48% © Copyright © 2006 Oracle.55 0.-----total 1380 0. All rights reserved.59 0 6901 228 PeopleSoft Red Paper 0 228 552 ---------780 Misses in library cache during parse: 1 From the above trace statistics.01 0 1333 0 -------.---------0.---------.08 0.10 0 0 0 0. it can be seen that the number of library cache misses decreased with the use of bind variables.47 0.---------. 25 .48 0 5568 228 0.---------. Inc.

As per the PeopleSoft architecture. The impact is more evident in a process where excessive row-by-row processing is done. As the batch process may involve extensive SQL processing.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper Chapter 7 .Batch Server Selection Process Scheduler executes PeopleSoft batch processes. process scheduler (Batch Server) can be setup to run from database server or any other server. 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. At the same time it does use the additional server memory. For the processes where majority of SQL statements are of set based. the impact due to TCP/IP overhead may not be that big. 26 . 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. Have a dedicated network connection between the batch server and the database to minimize the overhead. Inc. this TCP/IP can be a big overhead and may impact processing times. © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. All rights reserved.

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. Make fair judgment depending on your environment and usage. All rights reserved. © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. 27 . All the CRITICAL jobs can be run using scenario 2. 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. At the same time. WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED SCENARIO? Considering the performance impact due to TCP/IP for the row-by-row processing. All the Report jobs can be run using scenario 1.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper Set the following value in the process scheduler configuration file "psprcs. Inc. it may not be possible to run the extensive batch processes on the database server due to the limited availability of server resources. the scenario 2 is recommended where the connection overhead is eliminated.

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

29 . disconnect. 32 .Set Select Buffers (identifies the attributes of columns .Database API specific calls . ----------------.Manager information .Sybase Fetch information . not data) . PeopleCode Tracing Bitfield . 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. 128 .SQL connect. 16 .Show assignments to variables .Trace external function calls . 128 .Trace entire program . Inc. This is mainly due to on-line sessions sharing of the database connections. All rights reserved. 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). 1024 .COBOL statement timings .Sybase Bind information . 256 . contact customer support for more assistance.Trace start of programs . 8 .Trace internal function calls .------------------------------------------------------------------------. .Show stack . and as database connections are used. 64 . to be selected).Show parameter values . 512 . 512 .7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper .Trace each statement in program . 64 .Mapcore information . 2 . Bit Type of tracing .List the program . Dynamic change allowed for TraceSql and TraceSqlMask TraceSql=31 TraceSqlMask=12319 . a single web server session could use many different database connections. 16 . If tracing at the application server level is not adequate. 8 . .Show function return value .Row Fetch (indicates that it occurred. 2048 . 256 . 4 .All other API calls except ssb . 8192 . 4 . commit and rollback . 4096 .Show fetched values . 1 .

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

© Copyright © 2006 Oracle. 8 . not data) . 2048 . .Show fetched values .Show parameter values . Please remember to restore original configuration values after completing the trace. commit and rollback . 31 . 32 .Show function return value .SQL statement variables . 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) .Trace internal function calls . 1024 . . 256 . 16 . 1024 . Setting value in AE trace section of process scheduler configuration file. “31” is the recommended value when tracing with “TraceSQL”. 4 . Inc. 256 .Show assignments to variables .cfg . Bit Type of tracing . 1 . ----------------. 4 . 1024 . 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. ----------------. Sample snippet from psprcs. 2048 . 8 . 128 . PeopleCode Tracing Bitfield . Dynamic change allowed for TraceSql and TraceSqlMask TraceSQL=31 . 1 . 2 . 64 .List Evaluator program (not recommended) .Row Fetch (indicates that it occurred.SQL connect. 512 .All other API calls except ssb . 256 .------------------------------------------------------------------------. to be selected). but is helpful when trying to debug procedural issues.Sybase Bind information .7/27/2011 . A raw SQL trace file generated by this setting will be created within the “UDUMP” directory on the database server. SQL Tracing Bitfield .Trace external function calls .Show stack .SQL statements . 64 . disconnect. 2 . 16 . 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. Bit Type of tracing .Trace Evaluator instructions (not recommended) . 512 .Set Select Buffers (identifies the attributes of columns .Trace start of programs .Database API specific calls . 128 . 512 . All rights reserved.COBOL statement timings .Sybase Fetch information .SQL Informational Trace . “1984” is the recommended value when tracing with “TracePC”.

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

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

Inc. Disk. more room may be needed. sqltexplain utility is very useful and recommended. It is highly recommended to keep this AWR running with default frequency. 3. 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.1 in Oracle Metalink GENERATING EXPLAIN PLAN FOR SQL USING “SQLTEXPLAIN. Note: We also document initialization paramaters that could impact performance in here. Issue the following command: opatch lsinventory • Logon to Customer Connection to make sure that all required minimum Patches are being applied. AUTOMATIC WORKLOAD REPOSITORY (AWR) Oracle 10g provides an automatic database performance monitoring tool called AWR.SQL” For enhanced Explain Plan and diagnostic info for one SQL statement. 2. replacing the manual “STATSPACK” method in earlier versions. Network wait. Log on to DB server b. lock wait. AWR automatically generates snapshots of the performance data once every hour (by default) and collects the statistics in the workload repository. Note: You can use RDA (Remote Diagnostic Agent) to collect the above informations. 2. © Copyright © 2006 Oracle.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper The followings are needed when reporting Performance issues in Oracle database to PeopleSoft Global Support Center: 1.1. If the system has an average of more than 10 active concurrent sessions. Use this link to do so: http://www4.nsf/0/33440EC2DE7C886788257051005AEB72?OpenDocument Search for “Required Operating System. Change directory to : cd $ORACLE_HOME/Opatch c. 34 . Operating system metrics of CPU .com/psdb. please refer to Note:414970. The details of this utility are provided in Oracle Meta Link Note 215187.peoplesoft. Confirm that our required minimum patches are installed: • Generate a Patch Inventory list: a. For instructions how to run RDA. Send us a copy of your init. Network and Memory. History of the snapshots is retained for 7 days (by default) and usually does not occupy more than 300 MB within the SYSAUX tablespace. Wait events such as Disk I/O wait. RDBMS & Third Party Product Patches Required for Installation” Select the Tools Release that you are on.ora or spfile. Session history details showing top SQL taking time and resource. The various metrics collected by AWR include: 1. All rights reserved.ora. This information is very useful for solving performance issues and finding the database load at any point in time in the past. commit wait etc.

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

40 1.284 Waits Time(s) 114 26 12 9 9 12 5 1 0 Avg Wait(ms) % Total Call Time 75.67 % of DB Time 75. high physical Reads.4 System I/O 1..3 System I/O Wait Class After a glance at the above. the system is CPU bound with 75. High Parse.79 0.65 31.07 0.02 66.2 13. 59% of the total DB CPU is spent in sql execute elapsed time.67 3.01 0.54 1.12 0. All rights reserved.02 0.19 92.59 0. 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) 114.2% of the processing time being spent in CPU.883 10.336 28.16 0. one will need to look at the Sql Statistics section to look for problem sql’s (such as sql that have high Gets.20 59.4 User I/O 8. one needs to look at the Time Model Statistics section..92 11. 36 .71 2.05 0.5 User I/O 1.00 From the above.01 0. 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 4.658 8.00 134. Inc.37 0.) SQL STATISTICS: © Copyright © 2006 Oracle.33 8.

again we have to visit more blocks because there is less index data per block. SQL Ordered by Reads: These SQLs performed a high number of physical disk reads while retrieving data.7/27/2011 • • • • • • • PeopleSoft Red Paper SQL Ordered by Elapsed Time: Includes SQL statements that took significant execution time during processing. D then we can export the table data in order by B.883 10. Generate the explain plan of the sql statements.00 Total Wait Time (s) 26 12 9 9 8 6 Avg wait (ms) 12 5 1 0 1 1 Waits /txn 1.02 1. If this wait event is high then tune it as followed: 1.336 28. and reload the table. Inc. In this case.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”. C & D and the index is on B.00 0. rebuilding the index will compact its contents into fewer blocks. If Index Range scans are involved.00 0. one should go to Wait Events Statistics section. we can access the same table data by visiting fewer index blocks (and doing fewer physical I/Os). SQL Ordered by Gets: These SQLs performed a high number of logical reads while retrieving data.658 8.547 10. All rights reserved. By creating a more selective index. SQL Ordered by Parse Calls: These SQLs experienced a high number of reparsing operations. For example.74 1. if the table has columns A.284 6. 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. 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. c. B. SQL Ordered by CPU Time: Includes SQL statements that consumed significant CPU time during its processing. To get the details of wait events. SQL Ordered by Version Count: These SQLs have a large number of versions in shared pool for some reason.00 0. b.16 3. more blocks than necessary could be being visited if the index is unselective. .00 0. 37 © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. If indexes are fragmented. SQL Ordered by Sharable Memory: Includes SQL statements cursors which consumed a large amount of SGA shared pool memory. a. then more table data blocks have to be visited in order to get the rows in each Index block. It occurred on single block read for index data or table data accessed through an index.D. Find the Top SQL statements with Physical Reads in SQL ordered by Reads section.839 %Time -outs 0. If the index being used has a large Clustering Factor.00 0.18 0.00 1.

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. please refer to Metalink Note 336119. It is enabled with the initialization parameter COMMIT_WRITE to change the commit behaviour on SYSTEM. Enable asynchronous I/O or move the controlfiles to less I/O saturated disks. there is a need to examine some other wait events such as “LGWR wait for redo copy”. Inc. the initialization parameter DB_FILE_MULTIBLOCK_READ_COUNT is now automatically tuned to use a default value when this parameter is not set explicitly. 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. © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. For more details about ASMM. Another popular wait event is “log file sync”. “log file single write” and the redo statistics. 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. This value is platform-dependent and is 1MB for most platforms. 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.Large pool and Java pool by setting the parameter SGA_TARGET. RAID and other technologies to automatically perform I/O load balancing for us. 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. Shared pool. “log file parallel write”. To read more about this feature. Another common I/O related wait event is “db file scattered read”. Automatic Shared Memory Management (ASMM) feature is introduced to automatically determine the size of Database buffer cache (default pool). If there is no particular SQL statement with bad execution plan.1.1. Because the parameter is expressed in blocks. 38 . To understand what is delaying the log file sync. or slow performance of writes to the controlfiles. 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. This default value corresponds to the maximum I/O size that can be performed efficiently. It occurs when multiblock reads from disk are performed into non-contiguous buffers in the Buffer Cache.as well as on SESSION-LEVEL. In Oracle Database 10g. If systemwide waits for this wait event are significant then this either indicates numerous writes to the controlfile (too many control files copies). 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. 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. In this case. please refer to this metalink Note 257643. I/Os on particular datafiles may be being serviced slower due to excessive activity on their disks. 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.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper 2. 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. The details of this wait is reported in Background Wait Events section. then one of the following may be happening: a. Oracle introduces an Asynchronous Commit.

Inc.1 THE COE PERFORMANCE METHOD Note 30286.1 Init.ora Parameter "DB_FILE_MULTIBLOCK_READ_COUNT" Reference Note Note 1037322. In addition. 39 .1 Checkpoint Tuning and Troubleshooting Guide Note 76713.1 Understanding and Tuning Buffer Cache and DBWR Note 147468.1 Init.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper As a general rule. heavy CPU usage could be caused by poor Sql access paths or badly written SQL so one should not neglect it.1 Archiver Best Practices Note 62172. the proportion of CPU time to WAIT time always tends to decrease as load on the system increases. A snapshot of the database workload taken periodically throughout the day is necessary to detect such performance issues. On the other hand. Note 190124.6 WHAT IS THE DB_FILE_MULTIBLOCK_READ_COUNT PARAMETER? Note 47324. All rights reserved.1 8i Parameters that Influence Checkpoints Note 76374. Below is a list of metalink reference notes that can useful for database tuning.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. systems where CPU time is dominant usually need less tuning than the ones where wait time is dominant.1 Multiple Buffer Pools © Copyright © 2006 Oracle.1 I/O Tuning with Different RAID Configurations Note 30712.

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

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

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

-----.----------------------.----------------------.ownname || '.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper END IF.objname || ''' .partname || ''' . 43 . ** Treat as though it was not a temp table.indname => ''' || lot_ObjectsNeedingStats( i ). dbms_output. END.objname || '.AUTO_DEGREE ). /** Checking last digit **/ WHEN OTHERS THEN IF SQLCODE = -942 THEN /** table or view does not exist **/ /** Non PeopleSoft Table/Index found. All rights reserved. END IF.partname => ''' || lot_ObjectsNeedingStats( i ).degree => DBMS_STATS.' || lot_ObjectsNeedingStats( i ).GATHER_INDEX_STATS( ownname => ''' || lot_ObjectsNeedingStats( i ).' ). /** base temp table check**/ IF lb_IsTempTable = FALSE THEN lts_StartTime := SYSTIMESTAMP. ELSE /** Unexpected error **/ RAISE. Inc.ownname || ''' . '.-------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.objtype = 'INDEX' THEN /* PROCEDURE GATHER_INDEX_STATS Argument Name Type In/Out Default? -----------------------------.AUTO_SAMPLE_SIZE . IF lot_ObjectsNeedingStats( i ).put_line( 'Generating stats on ' || LOWER( lot_ObjectsNeedingStats( i ).estimate_percent => DBMS_STATS.objtype ) || ' ' || lot_ObjectsNeedingStats( i ).-------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. ** Generate Stats **/ NULL.-----. ELSE /* PROCEDURE GATHER_TABLE_STATS Argument Name Type In/Out Default? -----------------------------. END.

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

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

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