How to create a sql profile

Posted on 2014-07-30
Last Modified: 2014-08-12
I have a long running sql which uses a view and was taking more than 20 minutes to  get the result.
I can able to fix this sql using a Parallel hint.(It is now giving the result in seconds). The issue is we can not change the code in the background.
How can I create a sql profile so that we need not to change the code?

The below sql is modified sql (Working) :-

select /*+ PARALLEL*/ * from ps_wklst_vw where order_num<250;

The Original sql was as follows:-
select  * from ps_wklst_vw where order_num<250;
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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Are you sure it was the parallel hint that made it faster or that the blocks were cached in memory from previous runs?

To get a true idea you need to flush the shared_pool, buffer_cache and depending on your version the result cache:

alter system flush shared_pool;
alter system flush buffer_cache;
exec dbms_result_cache.flush;

You need to think twice before doing this on a production system.

That said it looks like this might be what you are after but I cannot say for sure since I have never personally done it:
Example 17-4 Parallel Query Recommendation

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ID: 40230609
Yes, I checked using the explain plan and I just need help with creating the sql profile using the above
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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So are you saying the explain plan shows the same amount of disk/io parallel versus not parallel?
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ID: 40230731
I did not check the io but the cost is 2500 vs 35000
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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The COST in an explain plan is worthless when it comes to performance.  It is a made up number.  Lower cost does not mean faster performance.
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This is NOT a solution. Please close
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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For a solution to the question asked, you need to continue working with the Experts.

I would have gladly continued working on this with you but you never posted back.

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