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

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

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

estimate_percent=>5.44.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper Let’s assume.GATHER_TABLE_STATS (ownname=> [DBNAME].cascade=>TRUE).2. // 5. Having the update statistics at the runtime incurs some overhead. method_opt=> 'FOR ALL INDEXED COLUMNS SIZE 1'. // 2. tabname=>[TBNAME]. check the process scheduler documentation.UpdStat.. we want to change the ESTIMATE_PERCENT option of LOW option to be 5% and HIGH option to be 80%.2.. 1.. Turning off %UpdateStats Note: Due to this change affecting the entire process scheduler.GATHER_TABLE_STATS (ownname=> [DBNAME].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 19.0. If you find any temporary table that was not updated during the run time. then plan to use a manual method of updating the statistics.17.0..S Count Time 2 0. Make sure the temporary table statistics have been handled as shown above. it is highly not recommended to turn this feature off.DMS through DataMover.5 InsBalT.. All rights reserved.$long DBMS_STATS.5 0 F e t c h Count Time 0. tabname=>[TBNAME]. 4.0 Time 19.0 Once you confirm that using DBMS_STATS to update statistics is causing a lot of overhead when compared to “Analyze with estimate” when using %Updatestats. Run the modified DDLORA. method_opt=> 'FOR ALL INDEXED COLUMNS SIZE 1'. Inc.cascade=>TRUE).(GL_JEHDR.0. CREATE OR REPLACE PACKAGE PSSTATS AS © Copyright © 2006 Oracle.. you can review your AE trace. Edit the DDLORA.0.InsBalT.$long DBMS_STATS. 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. and look for statements that used the “RECSTATS” command: -. Modify %UpdateStats to use Analyze command: If you suspect that DBMS_STATS is causing performance degradation of your AE process.DMS delivered script: The first occurrence of the DBMS_STATS is used for the LOW option of %UpdateStats. estimate_percent=>80.. The second one is used for the HIGH option of %UpdateStats.. 5 .18 . If this feature is to be turned off.

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

2.3) Replace SQL#4 (out of 5) for Oracle Platform. Inc. Copy “Model SQL” from PIA page to text file so that you can revert back to using DBMS_STATS in the future if you so choose.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper 2.2) Choose SQL #4 (out of 5) for Oracle Platform. All rights reserved. © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. 7 .

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

it is highly recommended to do regression test throughly before implementing in Production. This feature is controlled by the initialization parameter named OPTIMIZER_DYNAMIC_SAMPLING. 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. Inc. All rights reserved. The sample cardinality can also be used. and DataMover import scripts with option “Set statistics on” (On is the default value). © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. If so. so that all column values in a band fall within the same range. in some cases.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper This change will affect any PeopleSoft programs that use %UpdateStats. CBO uses data within the histograms to get accurate estimates of the distribution of column data. How does Dynamic Sampling work? Oracle determines at compile time whether a query would benefit from dynamic sampling. resulting in optimal execution plans with non-uniform data distributions. to estimate table cardinality. A histogram partitions the values of the column into bands. 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. 9 . and to apply the relevant single table predicates to estimate predicate selectivities. Any column and index statistics are also collected on the fly. Note: Due to this change affecting all the programs using %UpdateStats. Tuning off Dynamic Sampling: Dynamic Sampling was introduced in Oracle 9i.

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

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

Temp Tble Instance (Total) will be same as the online number.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. 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. Choosing the Continue for the runtime option will use the base temp table if there are no temp table instances available at the time of run. All rights reserved. 12 . © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. You don’t need to change this setting unless you are advised to do so. Test case explaining temp table behavior Here is the sample scenario that explains the temp table usage. PROCESS PROCESS 4 5 If the Batch Only option is selected. Tools Properties AE Properties Setup the Instance Count to the required value. unless you are using EPM. Inc. Temp table settings Setup the Temp Tble Instance (online) as per the requirement. that means that the program will not be called from online. the appropriate temp table instance will be used during the runtime. This should be equivalent to the number of concurrent streams you are planning to run.

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

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

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

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

During “Range Scan” and “Full Index Scan”. All rights reserved. For runtime performance reasons. Typically this can happen when a large number of rows have been deleted from the table. 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.2 inclusive. Note: If a very very large index is evaluated. INDEX TIPS 1.1. Examine the available indexes and remove any of the unused indexes to boost the performance of Insert/Update/Delete DML.   17 .1 and provides a good basis for determining whether an index should be rebuilt. It uses the suggested values from note 77574. an index not used within a batch process may be useful with an online page. 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.1 “Guidelines on When to Rebuild a B-Tree Index”. 3. these deleted/empty blocks must still be read.x. Review the index recommendation document supplied by the product to see if any of the suggestions apply to your installation. Dated 06-MAY-2005: This note is labeled for versions 7. This note provides a script that may be used to determine whether an index may be a candidate for rebuilding. Consider adding additional indexes depending on your processing/performance needs. a threshold of “5 or more” levels may be too shallow. The reverse may also be true. The following few tips will assist the DBA to manage indexes efficiently. pros and cons for selecting it and index rebuilding. Please read note 77574. © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. 2. Index deletion could severely impact other program’s performance.1 “ORACLE8i .1 “Script: Lists All Indexes that Benefit from a Rebuild”. Dated 20-OCT-2005: This note is labeled for version 8i only. Within the index.3 to 10. Oracle has consciously decided to not coalesce near-empty blocks or re-balance physical index blocks.Maintaining Indexes PeopleSoft supplied indexes are generic in nature.0 to 9i inclusive. all the rows are logically deleted. This decision causes the deleted blocks to linger within the index until it is rebuilt. This note is referenced by note 122008. May indirectly be usable for version 10. Run the Oracle trace/TKPROF report for a process and check the access paths to determine the usage of indexes. Note 99618.1 before using this script. causing the performance degradation. Depending on the customer's business needs and data composition. 4. little information about index rebuilding criteria seems to be available pertaining specifically to 10g. Inc. Note 122008.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper Chapter 5 . Dated 20-OCT-2005: This note is labeled for versions 7. but does provide the describing what “index coalescing” is.Coalescing Indexes”. but physically they still linger within until the index is rebuilt. Three metalink notes were found that might provide a little insight as to when to rebuild or coalesce an index. Perform thorough system analysis prior to deleting any index.  Note 77574. As of this writing. Sometimes. index requirements may vary.

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

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

The number of hard parses can be identified in a PeopleSoft Application Engine trace (128).1 In Oracle Trace output such statements are shown as individual statements and each statement parses once. By default its values is set to EXACT. As Oracle deals with bind variables efficiently. 20 .0 Total Time 2.10000001 UPDATE PS_PC_RATE_RUN_TAO SET RESOURCE_ID = %Sql(PC_COM_LIT_CHAR. Setting the CURSOR_SHARING value at the instance level is not recommended in a PeopleSoft environment. That means. there are some steps in AE processes that are not using bind variables.10000001. All rights reserved. USE OF BIND VARIABLES The number of hard parses can be reduced to ‘one.S C o m p i l e Count Time 252 0. 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. but these variables are just PeopleSoft specific. Application Engine . This happens when certain kinds of statements cannot handle bind variables in some platforms.20) WHERE PROCESS_INSTANCE = %ProcessInstance © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. Inc.BL6100. and COBOL have been rewritten to address this issue.’ per multiple executes of the same SQL statement by coding the statement with bind variables instead of literals. When the statement is passed to the database it sends the statement with literal values. In some situations. Oracle introduced this new parameter CURSOR_SHARING as of Oracle8i. 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. 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. Oracle has to allocate memory for the statement from the shared pool. it is recommended that the Reuse Flag be set to “Yes” for all program steps. The following is an example of of the AE trace(128): SQL Statement BL6100. Relying on Oracle trace output to identify the SQL that are hard parsed due to literal instead of bind variables is somewhat difficult. it has to be parsed fully.5 F e t c h Count Time 0 0.20.Cursor Sharing When a SQL statement that does not exist in the shared pool is executed.Reuse Flag PeopleSoft Application Engine programs use bind variables in the SQL statements.1. etc. check the statement syntactically and semantically. SQR. Example: Statement in PC_PRICING. If any customizations are performed. This occurs due to inefficient sharing of SQL statements and can be improved by using bind variables instead of literal in queries. Some times hard parsing causes excessive CPU usage.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper Chapter 6 . such statements can typically be made to use bind variables.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.%NEXT(LAST_RESOURCE_ID). The following section gives some guidelines to follow to use the bind variables.

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 -.-----Parse 1 Execute 1 Fetch 0 ------.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 Time 2.01 0 2 5 0.(PC_PRICING.---------.---------0.01 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..46...00 .00 0 0 0 -------.S Count 252 Time 0..-----total 2 cpu elapsed disk query current -------.---------.10000001.---------.16.01 0.BL6100.00 0.---------0.00 0.---------. All rights reserved.01 0.6 E x e c u t e Count 252 Time 1. 21 . Inc.---------.Row(s) affected: 1 C o m p i l e Total SQL Statement BL6100.1 Oracle Trace Output ******************************************************************************** UPDATE PS_PC_RATE_RUN_TAO SET RESOURCE_ID = 10000561 WHERE PROCESS_INSTANCE = 419 AND BUSINESS_UNIT = 'US004' AND PROJECT_ID = 'PRICINGA1021' AND ACTIVITY_ID = 'ACTIVITYA2042' AND RESOURCE_ID = 'VUS004VA10210124050' AND LINE_NO = 1 call count ------.---------..00 0 0 0 0.5 F e t c h Count 0 Time 0.

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.57.4 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 ------.---------..---------.22 0 509 1284 0.Row(s) affected: 1 C o m p i l e Total SQL Statement BL6100..0 Time 0.00 0..00 0 0 0 0. All rights reserved.57 .00 0.-----total 253 cpu elapsed disk query current -------.---------.22 0.10000001.0 E x e c u t e Count 252 Time 0.---------0.BL6100.---------. Statement with Re-Use flag: AE Trace -.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.22 0..16.---------.00 0 0 0 -------.-----Parse 1 Execute 252 Fetch 0 ------..(PC_PRICING.---------.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 / -.S Count 1 Time 0.---------0. Inc.4 F e t c h Count 0 Time 0. 22 .Bind variables: -1) 10000751 -2) US004 -3) PRICINGA1 -4) ACTIVITYA1 -5) VUS004VA10114050 -6) 1 -.

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

7/27/2011 Oracle TKPROF Output with CURSOR_SHARING=FORCE PeopleSoft Red Paper SELECT ……… FROM PS_PHYSICAL_INV PI. Pros and Cons of CURSOR_SHARING By setting the above parameter at the session level the over all processing time reduced significantly.---------.21 9. PS_STOR_LOC_INV SLI WHERE …………..06 0 49 1 2.47 43.57 1 97241 0 -------.22 0 5577 235 2.---------98..44 15.---------104.---------. 24 .---------.-----total 115894 cpu elapsed disk query current -------.---------.---------10.BUSINESS_UNIT = :SYS_B_10 AND PZI.---------.02 43.---------.02 2784 1439571 235104 -------.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.---------. NOT EXISTS (SELECT :SYS_B_09 FROM PS_PICKZON_INV_VW PZI WHERE PZI.---------.---------.---------.---------. All rights reserved.11 1757 242929 371000 47.69 0 0 0 44.---------.21 197.85 47.-----Parse 27118 Execute 33788 Fetch 54988 ------.51 173 231362 333538 45.---------.09 50.27 99.---------5. 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 -------.---------.-----cpu elapsed disk query current -------.---------197.) ORDER BY ….---------.---------rows ---------- © Copyright © 2006 Oracle.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 -------.---------.---------.54 0 1074 0 51.INV_ITEM_ID = :SYS_B_11 AND …….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 ------.---------.93 102.---------15..---------.35 5.43 3027 1455101 235446 -------. Inc.42 2.---------.---------.

25 .55 0.7/27/2011 Parse 356 Execute 357 Fetch 667 ------.48 0 5568 228 0.59 0 6901 228 PeopleSoft Red Paper 0 228 552 ---------780 Misses in library cache during parse: 1 From the above trace statistics.08 0. All rights reserved. Inc.---------.---------.---------0.---------.10 0 0 0 0. it can be seen that the number of library cache misses decreased with the use of bind variables.00 0.47 0.-----total 1380 0. Original Timing 197 Sec Time with CURSOR_SHARING option 102 Sec %Gain 48% © Copyright © 2006 Oracle.01 0 1333 0 -------.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

. 36 . one needs to look at the Time Model Statistics section.01 0.54 1. one will need to look at the Sql Statistics section to look for problem sql’s (such as sql that have high Gets.00 134.00 From the above.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 4.4 User I/O 8.71 2.5 User I/O 1.02 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) 114.07 0.33 8.20 59.2% of the processing time being spent in CPU.37 0.01 0.19 92.4 System I/O 1.40 1.65 31.02 66.) SQL STATISTICS: © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. high physical Reads.883 10.59 0.67 % of DB Time 75.16 0. 59% of the total DB CPU is spent in sql execute elapsed time.336 28..12 0.05 0.79 0. All rights reserved. To drill further into the details of the CPU consumption. High Parse.658 8.92 11.284 Waits Time(s) 114 26 12 9 9 12 5 1 0 Avg Wait(ms) % Total Call Time 75. Inc. the system is CPU bound with 75.67 3.2 13.3 System I/O Wait Class After a glance at the above.

00 0. SQL Ordered by Parse Calls: These SQLs experienced a high number of reparsing operations. If this wait event is high then tune it as followed: 1. a. SQL Ordered by Version Count: These SQLs have a large number of versions in shared pool for some reason. D then we can export the table data in order by B.547 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. If Index Range scans are involved. B.02 1. It occurred on single block read for index data or table data accessed through an index. we can access the same table data by visiting fewer index blocks (and doing fewer physical I/Os).284 6.74 1.839 %Time -outs 0.883 10. For example. SQL Ordered by Sharable Memory: Includes SQL statements cursors which consumed a large amount of SGA shared pool memory. SQL Ordered by CPU Time: Includes SQL statements that consumed significant CPU time during its processing.00 0. one should go to Wait Events Statistics section. then more table data blocks have to be visited in order to get the rows in each Index block. To get the details of wait events.00 1. rebuilding the index will compact its contents into fewer blocks. . b. Find the Top SQL statements with Physical Reads in SQL ordered by Reads section. SQL Ordered by Gets: These SQLs performed a high number of logical reads while retrieving data.16 3. again we have to visit more blocks because there is less index data per block. In this case.658 8. 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.00 0.00 0. 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.336 28. 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. If indexes are fragmented. C & D and the index is on B. and reload the table.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”. more blocks than necessary could be being visited if the index is unselective.00 0. Inc.18 0.D. If the index being used has a large Clustering Factor. All rights reserved. 37 © Copyright © 2006 Oracle. c. if the table has columns A. By creating a more selective index.

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. then one of the following may be happening: a. It is enabled with the initialization parameter COMMIT_WRITE to change the commit behaviour on SYSTEM. Another popular wait event is “log file sync”. “log file single write” and the redo statistics. please refer to Metalink Note 336119. This value is platform-dependent and is 1MB for most platforms. Shared pool. Automatic Shared Memory Management (ASMM) feature is introduced to automatically determine the size of Database buffer cache (default pool).Large pool and Java pool by setting the parameter SGA_TARGET.1. All rights reserved.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper 2.These typically happen for Full Table Scans and for Fast Full Index scans. or slow performance of writes to the controlfiles. 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. 3. © Copyright © 2006 Oracle.as well as on SESSION-LEVEL. Enable asynchronous I/O or move the controlfiles to less I/O saturated disks. please refer to this metalink Note 257643. It occurs when multiblock reads from disk are performed into non-contiguous buffers in the Buffer Cache. To read more about this feature. 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. 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. 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. Such reads are issued for up to the number of blocks specified by this parameter DB_FILE_MULTIBLOCK_READ_COUNT at a time. Inc. 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. For more details about ASMM. In Oracle Database 10g. In this case. 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. Another common I/O related wait event is “db file scattered read”. Because the parameter is expressed in blocks. This default value corresponds to the maximum I/O size that can be performed efficiently. Oracle introduces an Asynchronous Commit. In cases where such multiblock scans are necessary.1. If there is no particular SQL statement with bad execution plan. the initialization parameter DB_FILE_MULTIBLOCK_READ_COUNT is now automatically tuned to use a default value when this parameter is not set explicitly. RAID and other technologies to automatically perform I/O load balancing for us. The details of this wait is reported in Background Wait Events section. To understand what is delaying the log file sync. If systemwide waits for this wait event are significant then this either indicates numerous writes to the controlfile (too many control files copies). “log file parallel write”. there is a need to examine some other wait events such as “LGWR wait for redo copy”. looking at the File I/O Statistics section of the AWR report will help us find such hot disks and spread out the I/O by manually moving datafiles to other storage or by making use of Striping. 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. I/Os on particular datafiles may be being serviced slower due to excessive activity on their disks. 38 .

1 Multiple Buffer Pools © Copyright © 2006 Oracle.1 Checkpoint Tuning and Troubleshooting Guide Note 76713. Note 190124. Below is a list of metalink reference notes that can useful for database tuning.1 Init. heavy CPU usage could be caused by poor Sql access paths or badly written SQL so one should not neglect it. Inc.7/27/2011 PeopleSoft Red Paper As a general rule. 39 . On the other hand. All rights reserved.6 WHAT IS THE DB_FILE_MULTIBLOCK_READ_COUNT PARAMETER? Note 47324.ora Parameter "DB_FILE_DIRECT_IO_COUNT" Reference Note Note 45042.1 Understanding and Tuning Buffer Cache and DBWR Note 147468.1 THE COE PERFORMANCE METHOD Note 30286. A steep increase in wait times is a sign of contention and need to be addressed for good scalability. In addition.1 I/O Tuning with Different RAID Configurations Note 30712.1 Init.1 Archiver Best Practices Note 62172. the proportion of CPU time to WAIT time always tends to decrease as load on the system increases.ora Parameter "DB_FILE_MULTIBLOCK_READ_COUNT" Reference Note Note 1037322.1 8i Parameters that Influence Checkpoints Note 76374. A snapshot of the database workload taken periodically throughout the day is necessary to detect such performance issues. systems where CPU time is dominant usually need less tuning than the ones where wait time is dominant.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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