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view have DML statements performed on its data 4. what is INSTEAD OF trigger 5. rank() vs dense_rank() 6. what is DIRECT paTH LOAD, HOW DO YOU INVOKE IT, what prereq. the DBA needs to have before attempting DIRECT PATH 7. if 2 tables have fresh statistics, and 3rd table has no statistics at all, what will Oracle do when joining them 8. what are inline views what are subquery factoring (the one that begins with "with()") how is execution (by optimizer) of inline views different from execution of query with factored subquery 9. what TEMP tablespace is used for 10 UNDO/REDO what are they what became impossible to do with regards to them after Oracle 9i and higher 11.what is NOLOGGING 12 what does NO_MERGE hint do 13 what types of joins in access path 14 how can you improve execution of sql query - how can you find out access path of a query at run-time 15 what are analytical functions ? what are they used for? why using them more efficient than blah-blah-blah? 16 what are serializable transactions explain transaction level read consistency vs statement level read consistency 17 what is autonomous transaction, what is it used for 18 what is materialized view, what types of refreshes what is query rewrite 19 how ia using CONNECT BY in query better than using the other way? what other way? 20 what is dynamic sql; what is it used for; how can you avoid using it; how can you improve its efficiency if you must use it 21 what are partitions, why should anyone use them what types of partitions have you used how do you exchange partitions between two tables of the same structure what about indexes when it comes to partitions 22 what are collections ; what are they used for; when are they less efficient than other methods (what other methods) 23 what are temp tables , what are they used for 24 what are REF CURSORS, what are they used for, what DO THEY REFER to 25 what dbms_xxx package has SLEEP() procedure; what does sleep () do, when is it used 26.external tables, what are they, when do you use them, how do you invoke them

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