Re: How much time required to add constraint(s)

One option:
Run trace for a such alter statement  (not necessarily on production) and
look at recursive SQL containing both referenced tables. If I remember
correctly it was some kind of outer join between the tables.
OK it is something like this:
 select /*+ all_rows ordered */ A.rowid, :1, :2, :3 from "GINTS"."T77" A ,
"GINTS"."IEDZIVOTAJI" B where( "A"."ID" is not null) and( "B"."IED_ID" (+)=
"A"."ID") and( "B"."IED_ID" is null)
So knowing one, you can quite easily guess what others will be.
If the join is done using nested loops then you won't find anything
in v$session_longops.

Gints Plivna
http://www.gplivna.eu


2011/12/15 Rich <richa03@xxxxxxxxx>

> Hi list,
> I'm trying to determine how much time will be required to build a
> constraint - something like:
> ALTER TABLE <TABLE_NAME> ADD CONSTRAINT <NAME> FOREIGN KEY (<FK_NAME>)
> REFERENCES <REF_TABLE_NAME> (<REF_COL_NAME) ENABLE;
>
> Testing this, I don't see any operation in v$session_longops, however
> the test runs for hours.
> There are many of these and we have limited amounts of time to do them
> - we can do them in batches over time, however, we can't exceed our
> windows due to performance.
>
> I also don't see anything in v$sql_plan for this SQL_ID...
>
> How, exactly, does Oracle build a constraint?
> Ie, what plan/operations does it use.
> Is there any way I can estimate time (blocks read, etc.) prior to
> building the constraint?
>
> Thanks,
> Rich
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