Nope, you are not the last. This is news to me, though I always recommended using either exact or force, depending on the circumstance. Similar always seemed like the worst of both worlds to me. On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 10:48 AM, Carol Dacko <dackoc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Maybe I am the last person to the know but Doc ID: 1169017.1 is the > announcement that cursor_sharing = similar is now deprecated in 11g! And > the write up is very good. And it is great that they also included in the > references the Optimizer Team's blog about it too. > > So yes, thank you Oracle Support! I really do appreciate this! This will > now be one more battle I don't need to fight! > > Warm regards, > Carol Dacko > University of Michigan > > > -- Andrew W. Kerber 'If at first you dont succeed, dont take up skydiving.'