SQL*Net more data to client (%)


The shadow process has completed a database call and is returning data to the client process (for example SQL*Plus). The amount of data being sent requires more than one send to the client. The shadow process waits for the client to receive the last send. This happens, for example, in a SQL statement that returns a large amount of data.

Metric Summary

The rest of the information in this section is only valid for this metric when it appears in either the Enterprise Manager Grid Control or the Enterprise Manager Database Control (if applicable).

The following table shows how often the metric's value is collected and compared against the default thresholds. The 'Consecutive Number of Occurrences Preceding Notification' column indicates the consecutive number of times the comparison against thresholds should hold TRUE before an alert is generated.

Target Version

Evaluation and Collection Frequency

Upload Frequency


Default Warning Threshold

Default Critical Threshold

Consecutive Number of Occurrences Preceding Notification

Alert Text


Every Minute

After Every Sample



Not Defined


%value%%% of service time is spent waiting on the 'SQL*Net more data to client' event.

Data Source

(DeltaNetMoreToClientTime/DeltaServiceTime)*100 where:

See Idle Events

User Action

This event could indicate:

Related Topics

About Alerts

About the Metric Detail Page

Editing Thresholds

Understanding Line Charts