We use "create type" in our 11g database. Any tips for montoring/storing/managing these?

There are a few custom object types in our database.  This is a new area for me.
Is there anything a DBA should be aware of when these are trickled throughout the database?

Thanks for feedback! Theresa
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
I'm not sure what your concern is.  A database object is a database object.  It might be tables, indexes, procedures or user defined types (UDT).  I don't think there is anything special about UDTs over any other object.
If the objects have type bodies you need to watch permissions on who can execute the types just as you would with any other pl/sql code.

If the objects are collection types (i.e. table types) then you might need to allocate additional memory for PGA to hold the collections.

If the types are only used for pipelined functions then the PGA usage shouldn't be important.  If they are non-pipelined table functions , or if they are used inside other pl/sql objects to hold information then you will need PGA for them just as you would for any other collection types.

Other than that, I can't think of anything special about them.

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