DBMS_SHARED_POOL.PURGE() - Cool, I've been waiting a while for this. Thanks for the heads up Dion! And, thanks Oracle for responding to our enhancement requests! ________________________________ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of ??? Subject: Re: Slow SQL performance <snip> Anyway, as of 10.2.0.4, Oracle provides a way of purge one specific cursor from shared pool. And patch for 10.2.0.2 and 10.2.0.3 is also available. What a news. Visit metalink doc# 457309.1 Dion Cho <snip> Privileged/Confidential Information may be contained in this message or attachments hereto. Please advise immediately if you or your employer do not consent to Internet email for messages of this kind. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of this company shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it.