Oracle GoldenGate Tools – ShowSyntax and logdump

GoldenGate Self-Help Tools include

  • Knowledge Documents (Maintained by experts and accessible from My Oracle Support
  • Documentation (Configuration instructions and descriptions of Oracle GoldenGate errors, commands, parameters, and functions
  • ShowSyntax parameter (Shows Replicat SQL statements)
  • logdump utility (Tool for viewing and analyzing Oracle GoldenGate trails)
  • Trace and TLTrace parameters (Debugging feature to detect bottlenecks)
  • Oracle GoldenGate Veridata (High-Speed solution to compare tables

ShowSyntax Parameter

  • With this parameter, Replicat displays SQL DML statements before executing them.
  • ShowSyntax helps you diagnose failed operations such as the following:
    – The WHERE clause may be using a non-indexed column
    – A row may be locked by another process
    – There may be no value for the SET clause

ShowSyntax Parameter : Usage

  • Parameters that must be used with ShowSyntax: NoDynSQL and NoBinaryChars
    Note: Each must be on a line by itself, before ShowSyntax.
  • Start Replicat from the command shell in the home directory.
  • Do not specify a report file. The output must go to screen.
  • In Oracle GoldenGate 12c, ShowSyntax now works with dynamic SQL.

logdump Utility: Overview

  • With logdump, you can:
    * Search for, filter, view, and save data that is stored in an Oracle GoldenGate trail or extract file
    * Save part of a trail to another trail file
    * Edit and reuse a history of numbered logdump command lines

Note: Use logdump only if you need to view data in the Oracle GoldenGate trail files.

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Muhammad Rawish Siddiqui

Master in Computer Science (Database Engineering) and PGD in Management Information System.
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