RE: value from index block or table block

This is a good case for
ALTER SYSTEM SET EVENTS '10046 trace name context forever, level 12';
drop table <table_name>;
exit;

to see what is actually going on. Since a drop is actually a long list of
sql's and proc's, something like

drop
--+ gather_plan_statistics
<table_name>;

followed by an xplan last query will just throw an error.

Doing separate session traces for a pair of tables (one that you either
create for the purpose of dropping or otherwise don't care about and the
other the "won't drop" table) should give you a nicely different pair of
trace files to look at to see where the wheels fall off. You'll want the
test drop table to be of a similar table type, for example a regular heap
table, a partitioned table, or an iot so the pieces of the drop litany that
are invoked and used are similar.

mwf

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On Behalf Of Grzegorz Goryszewski
Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 1:45 PM
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Subject: Re: value from index block or table block

On 2011-11-23 19:10, Jonathan Lewis wrote:
> It's difficult to say for certain (and may be version dependent), but 
> it's probably getting columns from the index whenever possible.
>
> Two arguments in favour:
>
Thanks, that might explain strange behavior of our obj$ dictionary table,
because we are unable to drop one user table .
The reason is (I think)  when index access is used table name is 'corrupted'
(different name) than that in obj$ data block :).
So we are getting object does not exists but when You force full scan on
obj$ , displayed name is proper .
Regards
GregG

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