RE: parallel hint

It uses the default degree of parallelism from the table.  So if it's
not set at the table, you'll get a serial plan. 

Ric Van Dyke
Hotsos Enterprises, Ltd.
 

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Subject: parallel hint

I see from the documentation that it is perfectly valid to write a 
parallel hint with neither degree nor default.
For example:
select /* + parallel */ ename from emp;
(please pretend that emp is not a tiny table).

What will oracle use to calculate the degree of parallelism used when 
the hint is constructed as above? 

I have been unable to find the answer in the documentation.

Thank you,
Claudia
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