ORA-01000 error


I am using Oracle 8i and I am using Oracle JDBC thin driver for the database connection.

After few queries to the database. I am getting ORA-01000 error(Maximum cursors open error).

at oracle.jdbc.ttc7.TTIoer.<processError>
at oracle.jdbc.ttc7.Oopen.<receive>
at oracle.jdbc.ttc7.TTC7protocol.<open>
at oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleStatement.<init>
at oracle.jdbc.driver.OraclePreparedStatement.<init>
ORA-01000: maximum open cursors exceeded

SQLCode : 72000

Can anyone suggest me some workaround.
Pls. cc your reply to swami@transparity.com

Cheers swamy

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the program has opened more than the allotted number of cursors per user.
First is check whether the cursors are being closed in the program

Second in the init file of the database increase the value of the parameter OPEN_CURSORS , shutdown and restart your database.

You must call the method 'close' on every statement object you create.

PreparedStatement stmt= db.prepareStatement( "select .."

ResultSet rs= stmt.executeQuery();

while (rs.next())



If in this case any method call between 'prepareStatement' and 'close' raises an exception then the program doesn't reach the 'close' method and the statement handle is lost!

The default value of maximum open cursors is 50. This should be enough for a program without a handle leak.

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First tune the private SQL areas,to tune this you should identify how many parse calls your application is making.

You run TKPROF or SQL_TRACE=true to see how many times parsing occurs on each and every sql statement.
for eg:if count statistic of PARSE is > than count statistic of EXECUTE,then try to increase the open_cursors or reduce parse calls with ORACLE PRECOMPILERS,OCI.

PARSE      10
sswamiAuthor Commented:
ThanX a lot
Cheers swamy
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