Oracle 10.2.0.4

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Patchset 6810189 is now available for Download on Metalink.

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add a new language to Oracle

I first thought of adding Klingon. Well, finally I added Romansh, which is the fourth official language in my country.

Ok, here we go :

$ $ORACLE_HOME/nls/lbuilder/lbuilder &

The Oracle Locale Builder tool is started.

File –> New… –> Language

You specify the language, the spelling for January, for Monday, etc… Most fields are mandatory. If you do not know about one field, like EBCDIC, just find one in the “Show existing definition…” Dialog

File –> Save as…

You save your nlt file

File –> Tools –> Generate NLB

Three NLB files are generated.

$ ls -l *.nl*
-rw-r--r-- 1 lsc users   934 2008-02-19 18:17 lx003eb.nlb
-rw-r--r-- 1 lsc users  3843 2008-02-19 18:17 lx003eb.nlt
-rw-r--r-- 1 lsc users   128 2008-02-19 18:17 lx0boot.nlb
-rw-r--r-- 1 lsc users   428 2008-02-19 18:17 lx0boot.nlt
-rw-r--r-- 1 lsc users 22528 2008-02-19 18:17 lx1boot.nlb

Copy all your the NLB files to your ORACLE_HOME/data/nls.

Restart your instance.

Let’s test it ;)


select 
  to_char(
    sysdate, 
    'fmday dd month yyyy','NLS_DATE_LANGUAGE=romansch'
  ) 
from dual;
TO_CHAR(SYSDATE,'FMDAYDDMONTHYY
-------------------------------
mardis 19 favrer 2008

milliseconds in alert log

In Oracle11g the alert log is an XML file. The old style alertSID.log is created out of the log.xml for backward compatibility only. However, some exciting enhancement are not noticable in the old one.

$ tail -3 alert*.log
Mon Feb 04 15:52:38 2008
ALTER SYSTEM SET recyclebin='OFF' SCOPE=SPFILE;
ALTER SYSTEM SET recyclebin='ON' SCOPE=SPFILE;

If I check in the xml file, I get more info about the execution time, which contains milliseconds
$ adrci exec="show alert -term"|tail -4
2008-02-04 15:52:38.366000 +01:00
ALTER SYSTEM SET recyclebin='OFF' SCOPE=SPFILE;
2008-02-04 15:52:42.101000 +01:00
ALTER SYSTEM SET recyclebin='ON' SCOPE=SPFILE;

This timestamp could be really usefull !

There is also a command -tail for adrci, but it outputed the whole log for some unkown reason