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5 CTX_ADM Package

This chapter provides information for using the CTX_ADM PL/SQL package.

CTX_ADM contains the following stored procedures:

Name Description
MARK_FAILED Changes an index's status from LOADING to FAILED.
RECOVER Cleans up database objects for deleted Text tables.
SET_PARAMETER Sets system-level defaults for index creation.

Note:

Only the CTXSYS user can use the procedures in CTX_ADM.

MARK_FAILED

Use this procedure to change the status of an index from LOADING to FAILED.

Under rare circumstances, if CREATE INDEX or ALTER INDEX fails, an index may be left with the status LOADING. When an index is in LOADING status, any attempt to recover using RESUME INDEX is blocked. For this situation, use CTX_ADM.MARK_FAILED to forcibly change the status from LOADING to FAILED so that you can recover the index with RESUME INDEX.

You must log on as CTXSYS to run CTX_ADM.MARK_FAILED.

CAUTION:

Use CTX_ADM.MARK_FAILED with caution. It should only be used as a last resort and only when no other session is touching the index. Normally, CTX_ADM.MARK_FAILED does not succeed if another session is actively building the index with CREATE or ALTER INDEX. However, index creation or alteration may include windows of time during which CTX_ADM.MARK_FAILED can succeed, marking the index as failed even as it is being built by another session.

CTX_ADM.MARK_FAILED works with local partitioned indexes. However, it changes the status of all partitions to FAILED. Therefore, you should rebuild all index partitions with ALTER INDEX REBUILD PARTITION PARAMETERS ('RESUME') after using CTX_ADM.MARK_FAILED. If you run ALTER INDEX PARAMETER ('RESUME') after this operation, then Oracle resets the index partition status to valid. Oracle does not rebuild the index partitions that were successfully built before the MARK_FAILED operation.

Syntax

CTX_ADM.MARK_FAILED(
  owner_name     in    VARCHAR2,
  index_name     in    VARCHAR2);
owner_name

The name of the owner of the index whose status is to be changed.

index_name

The name of the index whose status is to be changed.

Example

begin
   CTX_ADM.MARK_FAILED('owner_1', 'index_1');
end;

RECOVER

The RECOVER procedure cleans up the Text data dictionary, deleting objects such as leftover preferences.

Syntax

CTX_ADM.RECOVER;

Example

begin
   ctx_adm.recover;
end;

SET_PARAMETER

The SET_PARAMETER procedure sets system-level parameters for index creation.

Syntax

CTX_ADM.SET_PARAMETER(param_name IN VARCHAR2,
                      param_value IN VARCHAR2);
param_name

Specify the name of the parameter to set, which can be one of the following parameters:

  • max_index_memory (maximum memory allowed for indexing)

  • default_index_memory (default memory allocated for indexing)

  • log_directory (directory for CTX_OUPUT files)

  • ctx_doc_key_type (default input key type for CTX_DOC procedures)

  • file_access_role (default database role name for index creation when using FILE or URL datastores)

  • default_datastore (default datastore preference)

  • default_filter_file (default filter preference for data stored in files)

  • default_filter_text (default text filter preference)

  • default_filter_binary (default binary filter preference)

  • default_section_html (default html section group preference)

  • default_section_xml (default xml section group preference)

  • default_section_text (default text section group preference)

  • default_lexer (default lexer preference)

  • default_wordlist (default wordlist preference)

  • default_stoplist (default stoplist preference)

  • default_storage (default storage preference)

  • default_ctxcat_lexer

  • default_ctxcat_stoplist

  • default_ctxcat_storage

  • default_ctxcat_wordlist

  • default_ctxrule_lexer

  • default_ctxrule_stoplist

  • default_ctxrule_storage

  • default_ctxrule_wordlist

    See Also:

    To learn more about the default values for these parameters, see "System Parameters" in Chapter 2, "Oracle Text Indexing Elements"
param_value

Specify the value to assign to the parameter. For max_index_memory and default_index_memory, the value you specify must have the following syntax:

number[K|M|G]

where K stands for kilobytes, M stands for megabytes, and G stands for gigabytes.

For each of the other parameters, specify the name of a preference to use as the default for indexing.

Example

begin
  ctx_adm.set_parameter('default_lexer', 'my_lexer');
end;