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11g Release 2 (11.2)

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V$SQL_WORKAREA

V$SQL_WORKAREA displays information about work areas used by SQL cursors. Each SQL statement stored in the shared pool has one or more child cursors that are listed in the V$SQL view. V$SQL_WORKAREA lists all work areas needed by these child cursors; V$SQL_WORKAREA can be joined with V$SQLAREA on (ADDRESS, HASH_VALUE) and with V$SQL on (ADDRESS, HASH_VALUE, CHILD_NUMBER).

You can use this view to find out answers to the following questions:

Column Datatype Description
ADDRESS RAW(4 | 8) Address of the parent cursor handle
HASH_VALUE NUMBER Hash value of the parent statement in the library cache. Two columns PARENT_HANDLE and HASH_VALUE can be used to join with V$SQLAREA to locate the parent cursor.
SQL_ID VARCHAR2(13) SQL identifier of the parent statement in the library cache
CHILD_NUMBER NUMBER Number of the child cursor that uses this work area. The columns PARENT_HANDLE, HASH_VALUE, and CHILD_NUMBER can be used to join with V$SQL to locate the child cursor using this area.
WORKAREA_ADDRESS RAW(4 | 8) Address of the work area handle. This is the primary key for the view.
OPERATION_TYPE VARCHAR2(20) Type of operation using the work area (SORT, HASH JOIN, GROUP BY, BUFFERING, BITMAP MERGE, or BITMAP CREATE)
OPERATION_ID NUMBER A unique number used to identify the operation in the execution plan. This identifier can be joined to V$SQL_PLAN to locate the operation that uses this work area.
POLICY VARCHAR2(10) Sizing policy for this work area (MANUAL or AUTO)
ESTIMATED_OPTIMAL_SIZE NUMBER Estimated size (in bytes) required by this work area to execute the operation completely in memory (optimal execution). Derived from either optimizer statistics or previous executions.
ESTIMATED_ONEPASS_SIZE NUMBER Estimated size (in bytes) required by this work area to execute the operation in a single pass. Derived from either optimizer statistics or previous executions.
LAST_MEMORY_USED NUMBER Memory (in bytes) used by this work area during the last execution of the cursor
LAST_EXECUTION VARCHAR2(10) Indicates whether this work area runs using OPTIMAL, ONE PASS, or ONE PASS memory requirement (or MULTI-PASS), during the last execution of the cursor
LAST_DEGREE NUMBER Degree of parallelism used during the last execution of this operation
TOTAL_EXECUTIONS NUMBER Number of times this work area was active
OPTIMAL_EXECUTIONS NUMBER Number of times this work area ran in optimal mode
ONEPASS_EXECUTIONS NUMBER Number of times this work area ran in one-pass mode
MULTIPASSES_EXECUTIONS NUMBER Number of times this work area ran below the one-pass memory requirement
ACTIVE_TIME NUMBER Average time this work area is active (in hundredths of a second)
MAX_TEMPSEG_SIZE NUMBER Maximum temporary segment size (in bytes) created by an instantiation of this work area. This column is NULL if this work area has never spilled to disk.
LAST_TEMPSEG_SIZE NUMBER Temporary segment size (in bytes) created in the last instantiation of this work area. This column is NULL if the last instantiation of this work area did not spill to disk.