Oracle Architecture

ORACLE Architecture
• • • • • Database Components Memory Structures Processes Oracle Instance Shared Server ( Multi –threaded Server)



Database overview
An oracle database consists of Physical Components
• • • Data file Control Files Redo log files

Logical components
• Tablespace , segments , extent , block. • Schema Objects

Database file
A database consists of a set of operating system files. Types of information is stored in an oracle database
• User Data
Actual Application Data

• System Data
Data that the database needs to manage itself

• Overhead Data
Indexes , Integrity etc.



Database file
An ORACLE database consists of one or more physical operating system files, called database files. These files contain all the database data. One or more physical files form a logical unit on database storage called a tablespace A database file can be associated with one and only one tablespace.

Control file
A database’s overall physical architecture is maintained by its control files. A control file contains information about all the files associated with an oracle database files -- Name of Physical database files -- Redo Log files -- Time stamp


Control file is automatically modified by ORACLE. A Redo log contains all the committed transaction that have occurred against the database .12/1/2010 Control File A control file is associated with a single database. 4 . a user cannot edit them They are used to maintain internal consistency and guide recovery operations Redo Log file The Redo Log files are set of files external to the database that records changes made to the database during transactions. Redo logs are also called transaction logs.

Every database requires a minimum two Redo Logs Redo logs work in circular fashion A Log switch occurs when a log file is filled. Redo Log file An online Redo log file is one to which transactions are written each time a transaction occurs. 5 .12/1/2010 Redo Log File No activity in the database can take place without being recorded in Redo Logs The redo Logs are necessary to protect against data loss due to various kinds of failures.

The transactions are overwritten each time a log switch occurs ARCHIVELOG Mode -. 6 .12/1/2010 Redo Log File Database operates in two modes : --NOARCHIVELOG --ARCHIVELOG The mode determines whether the redo logs are overwritten or not before creating copy of filled redo log file. Redo Log File NOARCHIVELOG Mode -. This ensures the database protection against all types of failure.All transaction redo logs are kept -.Default mode -.A copy of current log is made before a log switch occurs.

A database may have one or more tablespaces Each logical tablespace corresponds to one or more physical files.12/1/2010 Tablespace A database is divided into logical divisions called tablespaces. Tablespace The typical tablespace present in an ORACLE database are : SYSTEM SYSAUX TEMPORARY UNDO USER BIGFILE INDEX 7 .

Tablespace TEMPORARY : -. 8 .the system tablespace always contain the data dictionary for the entire database objects.Used for rolling back transactions.where ORACLE stores all the information it needs to manage itself.Where all the information about the user is stored. -. SYSAUX -.Consists of only one datafile -.An auxiliary tablespace to the SYSTEM tablespace -.12/1/2010 Tablespace SYSTEM -.Single data file can be upto 8EB.where ORACLE stores all its temporary tables. UNDO : -. BIGFILE : -. USER : -.Used by oracle components like Enterprise Manager Repository . log Miner etc.

made up of logical (oracle) blocks Segments and Extents Types of segments can be : Data segments Index segments Undo segments Temporary segments Bootstrap segments 9 . The storage parameters of segment determines how a database object will obtain database space.12/1/2010 Segments and Extents All data in a tablespace is stored in allocations of database space called segments A segment is a set of extents allocated for storage of database data. An extent is an allocation of contigious database space .

10 .12/1/2010 Segments and Extents DATA and INDEX which holds the actual data and the indexes.Tables -. TEMPORARY : Used to store intermediate results of various operations BOOTSTRAP : Helps to initialize data dictionary cache when the database is opened by an instance Schema Objects A schema can have one or more logical database objects -.Indexes -. UNDO : where all undo information is stored.Views etc.

The Program Global Areas (PGA) 11 .Caching information. Oracle Memory Structures The basic memory structures associated with ORACLE includes : -.Program code being executed -.Information which is shared and communicated among ORACLE processes -.The System Global Area (SGA) -.12/1/2010 Oracle Memory Structures Oracle uses memory to store : -.Data needed during program execution -.Information about connected session -.

12/1/2010 The System Global Area A group of shared memory structures that contains data and control information for one database instance Multiple users connected to the same instance share the data from instance’s SGA Also referred as Shared Global Area The System Global Area The information stored within an SGA is divided into several areas of memory : The database Buffer Cache The Redo log Buffer The Shared Pool Java Pool Streams pool 12 .

12/1/2010 Database Buffer Cache A portion of SGA that holds database information The buffers are shared by all ORACLE user processes concurrently connected to the instance. The Redo Log Buffer The redo log buffer in the SGA holds changes made to the database. Redo entries from the Redo Buffer are written to the online Redo Log Files 13 .

12/1/2010 The Shared Pool It consists of -.Data Dictionary Cache Shared pool Library Cache – stores information about the most recently used SQL and PL/SQL statements. 14 .Library Cache -. – Use Least Recently used (LRU) algorithm – Consist of two areas shared SQL are Shared PL/SQL area.

SQL work area. The Program Global Area Contains data and control information for single process Also referred as ‘Process Global Area’ PGA contains -. Privileges of all Oracle users. 15 .Session memory -.12/1/2010 Shared Pool The Data Dictionary Cache – Contains reference information about the database .Private SQL area -. its structure and its users – Contents of the data dictionary Names of all tables and views Names and data types of the columns in database tables.

not all are always present.Optional Processes User Processes 16 . Oracle Processes System Processes -.12/1/2010 Oracle Processes Every time a database is strated on a database server . An ORACLE Instance -. SGA is allocated and one or more Oracle processes are started.An Oracle instance may have number of background processes.Mandatory Processes -.The combination of SGA and the ORACLE processes is called an Oracle Database instance -.


Oracle System Processes
Database Writer (DBWn) Log Writer(LGWR) System Monitor(SMON) Process Monitor (PMON) Checkpoint (CKPT) Archiver (ARCH) Recoverer (RECO) Lock (LCKn) Server(Snn)

Database Writer

All the writing of buffers of a data files is performed by the database writer Process. DBWR also manages the buffer cache so that user processes can always find free buffers DBWR is responsible for buffer cache management
-- when a buffer in the buffer cache is modified , it is marked as ‘Dirty’. -- DBWR keeps buffer cache ‘Clean’ by writing ‘Dirty’ buffers on the Disk



Database writer
Database writer writes to database when -- Checkpoints occur -- Dirty buffers reach threshold -- There are no free buffers -- Time out occurs

Log Writers
The redo log buffer is written to a Redo log on disk by the log writer process(LGWR) LGWR is the only process that writes to the on line Redo log and reads the redo log buffers Log Writer writes to log files when
-- A transaction commits -- The redo log buffer is one third full -- More than 1MB of changes recorded in the Redo Log Buffers -- Before DBWn writes modified blocks in the database buffer Cache to the data files -- Every three seconds



System Monitor
The system Monitor Process performance instance recovery at instance start up. SMON is also responsible for cleaning up temporary segments It merges contiguous free extents in the data file

Process Monitor
Performs process recovery when a user process fails. PMON -- Rolls back the transaction -- Releases the locks -- Releases other resources used by failed process


Updates all of the data files header and control file with checkpoint information. to identify the place in the online redo log file from where recovery is to begin. Managing Oracle Instance 20 .12/1/2010 Checkpoint (CKPT) Signals DBWR at checkpoints Records information in control file .

Changes to parameter can be persistent across shutdown and startup -.Default Location ORACLE_Home\Database Persistent server parameter file (SPFILE) -.g.SHOW PARAMETERS [parameter_name] 21 .Binary file -.Text File -.To create spfile first . . To see parameters value .Default name in the format of spfileSID.Maintained by Oracle Server -.Default location ORACLE_HOME\Database Changing parameter values Syntax : -ALTER SYSTEM SET parameter_name= value [SCOPE= MEMORY|SPFILE|BOTH] E.Default name in the format of initSID.ora -.12/1/2010 Parameter File Static parameter file (PFILE) -.ALTER SYSTEM SET undo_tablespace=undo3 SCOPE=BOTH. pfile must exit -.ora -.

SHARED_POOL_SIZE -.BACKGROUND_DUMP_DEST -.g.ora 22 .COMPATIBLE -.STARTUP PFILE = ORACLE_HOME\database\init<sid>.STARTUP -.CONTROL_FILES -. -.DB_NAME -.DB_CACHE_SIZE -.USER_DUMP_DEST Starting Up a Database SYNTAX -.12/1/2010 Parameters in Initialization Some common Parameters -.STARTUP [ FORCE ] [ RESTRICT ] [ PFILE=pfile_name] [ MOUNT | NOMOUNT] E.

NOMOUNT -.OPEN ALTER DATABASE command Used for moving database from NOMOUNT to MOUNT or MOUNT to OPEN stage.12/1/2010 Starting Up a Database Database can be started in three stages : -. 23 . SYNTAX: ALTER DATABASE <MOUNT | OPEN [READ WRITE | READ ONLY ]>.MOUNT -.

Background trace files Location decided by BACKGROUND_DUMP_DEST -.log Location decided by BACKGROUND_DUMP_DEST -.alert_SID.User trace files Location decided by USER_DUMP_DEST Size defined by MAX_DUMP_FILE_SIZE 24 . Diagnostic Files The files contains information about significant events. Types of the files : -.12/1/2010 Shutting down the database SYNTAX SHUTDOWN [ NORMAL | TRANSACTIONAL | IMMEDIATE | ABORT ] .

serial#’` . -.sid (session id) and Serial# (serial number) from v$SESSION view are used to uniquely identify a session Data Dictionary and Dynamic Performance views 25 .12/1/2010 Terminating Session Syntax ALTER SYSTEM KILL SESSION `sid .

Provides information about -.Names of Oracle users -.Integrity constraint information -.12/1/2010 Data Dictionary Contains read only tables and views. -. Stored in the SYSTEM tablespace Owned by the user SYS Maintained automatically by the Oracle server Oracle server modifies it when a DDL statement is executed Available as read only to users and DBA Data dictionary Contents Data dictionary views are static views. synonyms etc.Auditing information 26 .Privileges and roles granted to users -.Definitions and space allocation of all objects such as table . views.Logical and Physical database structure -.

DBA_TABLES -.DICTIONARY .DBA_TAB_COLUMNS -.DBA All objects in the database -. DICT_COLUMNS Schema objects -.ALL Objects accessible by the current user --USER Objects owned by the current user Data Dictionary To get overview of the data dictionary views .12/1/2010 Data dictionary view categories Distinguish and prefixed by their scope -. query the DICTIONARY view or its synonym DICT General Overview -.DBA_TAB_CONSTRAINTS 27 .DBA_INDEXES -.

DBA_SEGMENTS -.DBA_TABLESPACES -.DBA_EXTENTS Database structure -.12/1/2010 Data Dictionary Space allocation -.DBA_DATA_FILES Dynamic Performance Views These virtual table exists in memory only when the database is running Reflect real-time conditions of the database operation Points to actual sources of information in memory and the control file Also called as fixed views Owned by SYS and begin with V_$ Accessed through public synonyms starting with V$ Listed in V$FIXED_TABLE 28 .

Database information from the control file V$DATAFILE -.Version numbers of core library components 29 .Summary information of the SGA V$SPPARAMETER -.Data file information from the control file V$INSTANCE -.Names of the control file V$DATABASE -.Session information Dynamic Performance Views V$SGA -.List parameters and values currently in effect V$SESSION -.State of the current instance V$PARAMETER -.Tablespace information from the control file V$VERSION -.Contents of the SPFILE V$TABLESPACE -.12/1/2010 Dynamic Performance Views V$CONTROLFILE -.

12/1/2010 Managing tablespace Tablespace A database is divided into logical divisions called tablespace A database may have one or more tablespaces Each logical tablespace corresponds to one or more physical database files 30 .

SYSTEM USER TEMP TOOLS Tablespace SYSTEM tablespace -.Contains the data Dictionary .SYSTEM SYSTEM SYSAUX -.Contains the system undo segments -.Created with the database -.12/1/2010 Tablespace The original tablespace is named as SYSTEM The typical tablespace present in an ORACLE database are : -.Should not contain user data 31 .Non. including stored programs -.

Created according to data backup requirements -. application data and application index segments -.Created for flexibility in database administration -.Created to separate undo .SYSTEM tablespace -.12/1/2010 Tablespace Non. temporary .Control the amount of space allocated to the user’s objects Tablespace Syntax CREATE TABLESPACE ts_name [ DATAFILE ‘file_name’ [ SIZE integer [ K|M ]] [ MINIMUM EXTENT integer [ K|M ]] [ LOGGING | NOLOGGING ] [ extent_management_clause ] [ extent_management_clause ] 32 .

direct loads Space management Locally Managed -.Affects only DML and DDL Commands . e.Default beginning with Oracle9i -.12/1/2010 Tablespace NOLOGGING -. the system tablespace was not locally managed 33 .Free extents are managed within the tablespace using bitmaps -.Prior to Oracle9i Release 2 .Each bit corresponds to a block or group of blocks -.g.

12/1/2010 Space management Advantages of locally managed tablespaces -.Tracks adjacent free space .Reduced contention on data dictionary tables -.The size of locally managed extents can be determined automatically by system -. so coalescing is not required -. undo not generated -.When space is allocated or deallocated .dbf` SIZE 400M EXTENT MANAGEMENT LOCAL UNIFORM SIZE 128K 34 .Avoids recursive space management operation Space management Syntax of extent_management_clause [ EXTENT MANAGEMENT [ DITIONARY | LOCAL [ AUTOALLOCATE | UNIFORM [ SIZE integer [ K | M] ] ] ] Example CREATE TABLESPACE mydata DATAFILE `c:\oradata\mydata01.

so more flexible than locally managed but much less efficient -.12/1/2010 Space management extent_management_clause -.Data dictionary is updated appropriately when extents are allocated or deallocated -.Each segment stored in the tablespace can have a different storage clause .AUTOALLOCATE Specified that the tablespace is SYSTEM managed Users can not specify an extent size Space management Dictionary managed -.Coalescing is required 35 .Free extents are managed in the data dictionary -.LOCAL Default clause specifies that the tablespace is locally managed using bitmaps With this clause DEFAULT storage_clause . MINIMUM EXTENT or TEMPORARY clauses can not be specified -.

12/1/2010 Space management Dictionary Managed example CREATE TABLESPACE mydata DATAFILE `c:\oradata\mydata01.dbf’ SIZE 20M 36 .CREATE UNDO TABLESPACE ts_name [DATAFILE clause] [ EXTENT MANAGEMENT clause] E .dbf` EXTENT MANAGEMENT DICTIONARY DEFAULT STORAGE ( INITIAL 1M NEXT 1M PCTINCREASE 0) Undo Tablespace Used to store undo segments Extents are locally managed EXTENT MANAGEMENT LOCAL and DATAFILE clauses can only be specified Syntax : -. -.CREATE UNDO TABLESPACE undo1 DATAFILE ‘c:\oradata\undo. G.

37 .12/1/2010 Temporary Tablespace Temporary tablespace -.Used to hold temporary objects e.It is always with standard blocksize -.dbf` SIZE 30M EXTENT MANAGEMENT LOCAL UNIFORM SIZE 2M. use the CREATE TEMPORARY TABLESPACE statement Temporary Tablespace The extents once allocated can be only freed when the instance is shut down e.g segments used by implicit sorts caused by an ORDER BY clause -.To create a locally managed temporary tablespace .g CREATE TEMPORARY TABLESPACE temp1 TEMPFILE ` c:\oradata\temp1.

38 .g.12/1/2010 Temporary Tablespace Points to remember about temporary data files in locally managed temporary tablespace • • • • • Non standard block sizes cannot be specified Temporary files are always set to NOLOGGING mode It cannot be made read only Temporary files are required for read only databases Media recovery does not recover tempfiles. Default Temporary Tablespace Default temporary tablespace is created to eliminate the use of System tablespace for storing temporary data Default temporary tablespace can be created • At the time of database creation • After database creation By creating temporary tablespace and setting it to Default temporay tablespace E. ALTER DATABASE DEFAULT TEMPORARY TABLESPACE temp1.

all users assigned the Default temporay tablespace are assigned to new default To find Default temporary tablesapce for the database query DATABASE_PROPERTIES view Default Temporary Tablespace Restrictions on default temporary tablespace • Can not be dropped until new default is available • Cannot be taken offline 39 .12/1/2010 Default Temporary Tablespace When Default temporay tablespace is changed.

Default temporary tablespace 40 .Tablespaces with active undo segments . Example : ALTER TABLESPACE user OFFLINE ALTER TABLESPACE user ONLINE Taking Tablespace offline Following tablespace cannot be taken offline .System tablespace .12/1/2010 Taking Tablespace offline Syntax: ALTER TABLESPACE ts_name<ONLINE | OFFLINE [NORMAL|IMMEDIATE]>.

– ALTER TABLESPACE user2 ADD DATAFILE ‘C:\oradata\user3.dbf’ AUTOEXTEND ON NEXT 2M.dbf’ SIZE 4M AUTOEXTEND ON NEXT 2M MAXSIZE 100M – ALTER DATABASE DATAFILE ‘C:\oradata\user1.dbf’ SIZE 10M.CREATE TABLESPACE .ALTER TABLESPACE….CREATE DATABASE . 41 .dbf’ RESIZE 5M.12/1/2010 Changing Size of Tablespace Size of the tablespace can be changed automatically by specifying AUTOEXTEND clause with . – ALTER DATABASE DATAFILE ‘C:\oradata\user1. ADD DATAFILE Changing Size of Tablespace Examples : – CREATE TABLESPACE user1 DATAFILE ‘C:\oradata\user1.

Tablespace that still contains data can be only dropped by specifying INCLUDING CONTENTS option. Example .DROP TABLESPACE user1 INCLUDING CONTENTS AND DATAFILES.12/1/2010 DROPPING TABLESPACES SYNTAX .To drop files of tablespace use AND DATAFILES clause 42 .Tablespace can not be dropped if it Is a system tablespace Contain active segments . .DROP TABLESPACE ts_name [INCLUDING CONTENTS[AND DATAFILES][CASCADE CONSTRAINTS]]. DROPPING TABLESPACES Guidelines .

.Read consistency Does not allow other transactions to see any uncommitted changes 43 .Transaction rollback Used to record old values of data that were changed by a transaction Restores these values if transaction is rolled back .DBA_TABLESPACES .V$TEMPFILE UNDO SEGMENT • Purpose of Undo segments .V$DATAFILE Temp file information .V$TABLESPACE Data file information -DBA_DATA_FILES .DBA_TEMP_FILES .Transaction recovery Possible because changes made to the undo segment are also protected by the online redo log files.12/1/2010 TABLESPACE INFORMATION Tablespace Information .

To switch between undo tablespaces dynamically . 44 .dbf’ SIZE 30M AUTOEXTEND ON. By creating undo tablespace later on .dbf’ SIZE 30M AUTOEXTEND ON.CREATE DATABASE trydb…… UNDO TABLESPACE undo1 DATAFILE ‘C:\oradata\undo1.12/1/2010 CREATING UNDO SEGMENT By adding clause in the CREATE DATABSE . however only one tablespace can be active at a time. SWITCHING UNDO TABLESPACE Multiple undo tablespace can exists.CREATE UNDO TABLESPACE undo2 DATAFILE ‘C:\oradata\undo2.ALTER SYSTEM SET UNDO_TABLESPACE= undotbs2.

12/1/2010 AUTOMATIC UNDO MANAGEMENT Undo tablespace may need to be increased to support long running queries that needs consistent reads UNDO_RETENTION parameter detarmines how long to retain undo data for consistent reads Can be modified dynamically . 45 . CREATING UNDO SEGMENT Specifying Retention Guarantee .ALTER SYSTEM SET UNDO_RETENTION=600.CREATE UNDO TABLESPACE undo2 DATAFILE ‘C:\oradata\undo2.dbf’ SIZE 30M AUTOEXTEND ON RETENTION GUARANTEE.

Roles 46 .Oracle server provide tools by which the DBA can ensure security of the data .Use of User name.12/1/2010 PRIVILAGES AND ROLES CONTROLLING USERS AND SECURITY Control over security . Password Privileges .

Identify table space .Decide quota on each tablespaces .Assign a default and temporary tablespaces -Decide privileges and roles 47 . CREATING USER Consider following when creating User .12/1/2010 DATABASE SCHEMA A schema is a named collection of database objects that are associated with particular user When a database user is created . a schema with the same name is created for that user.


49 .If default tablespace is not assigned then system tablespace is assigned as the default . .g.If PASSWORD EXPIRE is specified then.12/1/2010 CREATING USER Points to remember . user will be prompted to change his password at the first log in CHANGING USER QUOTA Syntax: ALTER USER user_name [DEFAULT TABLESPACE ts_name] [TEMPORARY TABLESPACE ts_name][QUOTA<integer[K|M|UNLIMITED>O N ts_name].ALTER USER Anil QUOTA 0 ON user1. E.

e.DROP USER Anil CASCADE.12/1/2010 CHANGING PASSWORD Syntax: . .DROP USER user_name [CASCADE]. DROPPING A USER Syntax: .ALTER USER Anil IDENTIFIED BY anil87. The CASCADE option drops all objects in the schema before dropping the user. E.ALTER USER user_name IDENTIFIED BY new_password. .g . 50 .g.

Data confidentiality Only relevant personnel have access to confidential data .are rights to execute particular SQL statement Need to grant privileges .Efficient system management Users are allowed to perform limited operations that they need. 51 .DBA_TS_QUOTAS PRIVILEGES Privileges .DBA_USERS .12/1/2010 USER INFORMATION Information about users can be obtained from the following views .

g .Creating public synonyms.Removing users .Database backup These privileges are normally granted only to DBAs 52 .Object privileges SYSTEM PRIVILEGES System privileges allows users to perform particular actions in the database e.12/1/2010 PRIVILEGES Categories of privileges .System privileges . . . tables etc. new users etc.


WITH ADMIN OPTION -Enables the grantee to further grant the privilege or role to other users or roles. REVOKING SYSTEM PRIVILEGE Syntax: . Users with ADMIN OPTION for system privileges can revoke system privileges There are no cascading effect when system privilege is revoked.12/1/2010 GRANT-SYSTEM PRIVILEGES Syntax : GRANT privilege1[. 54 .….g. E.] |role| PUBLIC> [WITH ADMIN OPTION].….REVOKE CREATE TABLE FROM Anil. . create table TO Anil. privilege2.] TO USER <[user_name1.g.user_name2. GRANT create session .REVOKE <system_priv | role> FROM <user_name | role | PUBLIC>. E.

DELETE.View . 55 .UPDATE.ALTER SELECT.….] | ALL > ON object_name TO <user_name|role|PUBLIC>[WITH GRANT OPTION].obj_priv2.12/1/2010 OBJECT PRIVILEGES Enables users to access and manipulate a specific object Each object has a particular set of grantable privileges .Sequence .Table .INSERT.REFERENCE SELECT .INSERT.Sub-program SELECT.INDEX REFERENCES .DELETE. ALTER EXECUTE OBJECT PRIVILEGES Owner has all privilege on objects available in his schema Owner can give privileges on objects owned by him to other users or roles Syntax: GRANT <obj_priv1[(col_names)][.UPDATE.

…. GRANT update (job.deptno) ON emp TO miller.user_name2.privilege2.]|ALL>ON object_name FROM <[user_name1.]|role|PUBLIC>. Example: -REVOKE select ON emp FROM Amit 56 . - REVOKE OBJECT PRIVILEGES Revoke command is used to remove privileges assigned to different users Cascading effects can be observed when revoking a system privilege Syntax: REVOKE <[privilege1.12/1/2010 OBJECT PRIVILEGES WITH GRANT OPTION Allows grantee to grant objects privileges to other users or roles Not valid when granting an object privilege to a role Example : Grant select ON emp TO Amit WITH GRANT OPTION.….

Lists all grants on all objects in the database DBA_COL_PRIVS .Lists column privileges SESSION_PRIVS .Lists the privileges that are currently available to the user ALL_TAB_PRIVS_MADE .Lists system privileges granted to users and roles DBA_TAB_PRIVS .12/1/2010 PRIVILEGES INFORMATION DBA_SYS_PRIVS .Lists the grants made on the objects owned by the current user ROLE Role is a named group of related privileges that can be granted to users Role provides easy and controlled privilege management Role can consists of both system and object privileges It can granted to any database user or role 57 .

database link.types.g CREATE ROLE engineer.synonym.view RESUORCE . TO engineer. GRANT engineer TO Amol. functions. e. Anamika WITH ADMIN OPTION. create view.sequence.Privileges to connect to the database and create various objects as cluster . PREDEFINED ROLE CONNECT .triggers. create table.12/1/2010 CREATE ROLE Syntax: CREATE ROLE role_name.Privileges to create programmatic objects such as procedure. DBA All system privileges with ADMIN option SELECT_CATALOG_ROLE-Select privilege on data dictionary tables 58 . GRANT create session .table.packages.

REVOKING ROLES Syntax: REVOKE role1. Example: .role2. .role2] FROM <user|role|PUBLIC>.12/1/2010 ASSIGNING ROLES Syntax: GRANT role1.GRANT engineer TO scott WITH ADMIN OPTION.REVOKE engineer FROM scott.g.…… TO <user|role|PUBLIC>[WITH ADMIN OPTION] E.[. 59 . Any user with ADMIN option for a role can revoke the role from any other database user or role.

12/1/2010 REMOVING ROLE DROP ROLE command .DROP ROLE role.Lists roles granted to the roles DBA_SYS_PRIVS .Lists the roles defined in the database DBA_ROLE_PRIVS .Lists system privileges granted to users and roles 60 .Removes it from all users and roles it was granted .Lists all the roles granted to users and roles ROLE_ROLE_PRIVS .Removes it from database ADMIN OPTION or DROP ANY ROLE privileges are required Syntax: . ROLE INFORMATION DBA_ROLES .

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