1. Lee Quinn
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  3. Thursday, 10 September 2020 21:36 PM UTC

Is there a way to keep PB from selecting from ALL_SYNONYMS in Oracle?

 

May be generated by call to SyntaxFromSQL

René Ullrich Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Tuesday, 6 October 2020 07:38 AM UTC
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Hi,

have same problems with SyntaxFromSQL and Oracle 12.

I found out that PB tries to find the table name for each column.

So PB first calls SELECT TABLE_NAME FROM SYS.ALL_TAB_COLUMNS ... for the first possible table in SQL.

If not found PB tries with SELECT SYNONYM_NAME FROM SYS.ALL_SYNONYMS S, SYS.ALL_TAB_COLUMNS T ...

PB retries it for each possible table.

 

I think, Appeon should find out another way or check for synonyms only after checking in all tables.

 

To make SyntaxFromSQL faster you can:

  • qualify column names in SELECT with table name if you have more than one table in SQL (so PB don't need to search for the table)

  • don't use Oracle keywords like SYSDATE allone in SELECT clause. PB thinks it is a column name (don't know why) and tries to find this column in one of the tables. As workaround you can use the keyword in a function or expression (e. g. SYSDATE + 0)

 

HTH,

René

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Olan Knight Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Monday, 14 September 2020 16:32 PM UTC
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Do you have your table anmes all defined with a PUBLIC SYNONYM?

That's what we do: every table in a schema has a PUBLIC synomym, making it easy for each transaction to find the correct tables.

Unless all of your activity is within a single schema, your code MAY be hunting for the correct schema.tablename for each transaction.


Olan

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we use 'set schema <schemaname>' as part of the login process. That way you don't need to create all those public schemas.
  1. mike S
  2. Monday, 14 September 2020 17:15 PM UTC
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Brad Wery Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Monday, 14 September 2020 14:11 PM UTC
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From what I can recall, using SyntaxFromSQL on an Oracle connection was expensive (the too many calls to ALL_SYNONYMS that you mention).

When developing my query tool, https://powertothebuilder.com/UltimateSuiteSQL.html, I ended up solving this issue by creating my own SyntaxFromSQL function for Oracle. The solution uses a small C++ DLL to call out to the Oracle API.

I posted the code here: https://powertothebuilder.com/downloads/PBOracleDist.zip

The main object is n_cst_oracle_dw_helper. Try the of_syntaxfromsql in that object to see if it helps. There's a dependency on a string processing object, nv_cppstringx. You'll have to import this as well. The n_cst_oracle_dw_helper object is using a Replace function from nv_cppstringx, but you can replace that with your own implementation if you have one. The nv_cppstringx object came from someone else many many years ago but I can't remember who.

There are two dependencies on dlls, PBOracle.dll and pbstringx.dll (both included in the zip). If you replace the reference to the Replace method in nv_cppstringx, then you won't need pbstringx.dll.

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Lee Quinn Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Monday, 14 September 2020 12:58 PM UTC
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PB Version: 2017 R3 build 1915

Platform: Windows 10

Oracle Version: 12.2.0.1.0

Issue:

PowerBuilder is generating the following Oracle data dictionary queries hundreds of times:

SELECT OWNER, SYNONYM_NAME
FROM
SYS.ALL_SYNONYMS WHERE OWNER = 'PUBLIC' AND SYNONYM_NAME = :1;

SELECT TABLE_OWNER, TABLE_NAME
FROM
SYS.ALL_SYNONYMS WHERE OWNER = 'PUBLIC' AND SYNONYM_NAME = :1 AND (DB_LINK
IS NULL OR DB_LINK = '');

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Olan Knight Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Friday, 11 September 2020 14:24 PM UTC
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What version of PowerBuilder are you using?
Waht is the platform you are on?
What version of Oracle are you using?

And finally, what is the issue you are experiencing?

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