Can you export the object definitions and object stats ? If so then you could
model and run the query to see if you can get the plan you want against the
production stats without seeing any production data (except the low, high and
histogram values). The rowsource execution stats would be meaningless, of
course, but the plan should match if you've got a matching environment.
You may have to set a couple of events to tell Oracle to use the object stats
instead of the segment HWM - but off the top of my head I can't give you an
immediate description of exactly what you'd have to do for that bit.
From: l.flatz@xxxxxxxxxx <l.flatz@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: 16 June 2018 14:28
Cc: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; Jonathan Lewis
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Explain Plan and Security
that would not work. I am working for a service provider. The data is not ours.
We are by policy forbitten to run queries on prod other than against the
We must look for an other way. Maybe some instant clone would work.
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Betreff : Re: Re: Explain Plan and Security
If I followed this thread right, there is nothing you can do than execute the
query. Everything else will generate different results.
Is there any chance you get permission to execute the query if you can
guarantee it only runs for "a very short time"?
E.g. a special (proxy) user with a very strict LOGICAL_READS_PER_SESSION comes
to my mind.
Or you add an additional filter with "where 1 =impossible_function" and your
"impossible_function" does an execute immediate "select 1/0 from dual".
More methods come to my mind, but I'm sure you get the idea.
The execution-trap can be tested in non-profit environment and so you might
convince your customer?