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92 DBMS_MVIEW

DBMS_MVIEW enables you to understand capabilities for materialized views and potential materialized views, including their rewrite availability. It also enables you to refresh materialized views that are not part of the same refresh group and purge logs.

Note:

DBMS_MVIEW is a synonym for DBMS_SNAPSHOT.

See Also:

This chapter contains the following topics:


Using DBMS_MVIEW

This section contains topics which relate to using the DBMS_MVIEW package.


Operational Notes

If a query is less than 256 characters long, you can invoke EXPLAIN_REWRITE using the EXECUTE command from SQL*Plus. Otherwise, the recommended method is to use a PL/SQL BEGIN..END block, as shown in the examples in /rdbms/demo/smxrw.sql.


Security Model

The DBMS_MVIEW package consists of a number of materialized view-related subprograms, each of which has different functionality and privilege requirements. The privilege model is generally based on the invoker's right. Each package subprogram is executed by first checking the privileges against the invoker. If all the required privileges are met, the subprogram will be executed. Otherwise, an insufficient privileges error will be thrown.


Rules and Limits

The EXPLAIN_REWRITE procedure cannot accept queries longer than 32627 characters. These restrictions also apply when passing the defining query of a materialized view to the EXPLAIN_MVIEW procedure.


Summary of DBMS_MVIEW Subprograms

Table 92-1 DBMS_MVIEW Package Subprograms

Subprogram Description

BEGIN_TABLE_REORGANIZATION Procedure

Performs a process to preserve materialized view data needed for refresh

END_TABLE_REORGANIZATION Procedure

Ensures that the materialized view data for the master table is valid and that the master table is in the proper state

ESTIMATE_MVIEW_SIZE Procedure

Estimates the size of a materialized view that you might create, in bytes and rows

EXPLAIN_MVIEW Procedure

Explains what is possible with a materialized view or potential materialized view

EXPLAIN_REWRITE Procedure

Explains why a query failed to rewrite or why the optimizer chose to rewrite a query with a particular materialized view or materialized views

I_AM_A_REFRESH Function

Returns the value of the I_AM_REFRESH package state

PMARKER Function

Returns a partition marker from a rowid, and is used for Partition Change Tracking (PCT)

PURGE_DIRECT_LOAD_LOG Procedure

Purges rows from the direct loader log after they are no longer needed by any materialized views (used with data warehousing)

PURGE_LOG Procedure

Purges rows from the materialized view log

PURGE_MVIEW_FROM_LOG Procedure

Purges rows from the materialized view log

REFRESH Procedures

Refreshes one or more materialized views that are not members of the same refresh group

REFRESH_ALL_MVIEWS Procedure

Refreshes all materialized views that do not reflect changes to their master table or master materialized view

REFRESH_DEPENDENT Procedures

Refreshes all table-based materialized views that depend on a specified master table or master materialized view, or list of master tables or master materialized views

REGISTER_MVIEW Procedure

Enables the administration of individual materialized views

UNREGISTER_MVIEW Procedure

Enables the administration of individual materialized views once invoked at a master site or master materialized view site to unregister a materialized view



BEGIN_TABLE_REORGANIZATION Procedure

This procedure performs a process to preserve materialized view data needed for refresh. It must be called before a master table is reorganized.

Syntax

DBMS_MVIEW.BEGIN_TABLE_REORGANIZATION (
   tabowner    IN   VARCHAR2,
   tabname     IN   VARCHAR2);

Parameters

Table 92-2 BEGIN_TABLE_REORGANIZATION Procedure Parameters

Parameter Description

tabowner

Owner of the table being reorganized

tabname

Name of the table being reorganized



END_TABLE_REORGANIZATION Procedure

This procedure ensures that the materialized view data for the master table is valid and that the master table is in the proper state. It must be called after a master table is reorganized.

Syntax

DBMS_MVIEW.END_TABLE_REORGANIZATION (
   tabowner    IN   VARCHAR2,
   tabname     IN   VARCHAR2);

Parameters

Table 92-3 END_TABLE_REORGANIZATION Procedure Parameters

Parameter Description

tabowner

Owner of the table being reorganized

tabname

Name of the table being reorganized



ESTIMATE_MVIEW_SIZE Procedure

This procedure estimates the size of a materialized view that you might create, in bytes and number of rows.

Syntax

DBMS_MVIEW.ESTIMATE_MVIEW_SIZE (
   stmt_id       IN  VARCHAR2,
   select_clause IN  VARCHAR2,
   num_rows      OUT NUMBER,
   num_bytes     OUT NUMBER);

Parameters

Table 92-4 ESTIMATE_MVIEW_SIZE Procedure Parameters

Parameter Description

stmt_id

Arbitrary string used to identify the statement in an EXPLAIN PLAN

select_clause

The SELECT statement to be analyzed

num_rows

Estimated cardinality

num_bytes

Estimated number of bytes



EXPLAIN_MVIEW Procedure

This procedure enables you to learn what is possible with a materialized view or potential materialized view. For example, you can determine if a materialized view is fast refreshable and what types of query rewrite you can perform with a particular materialized view.

Using this procedure is straightforward. You simply call DBMS_MVIEW.EXPLAIN_MVIEW, passing in as parameters the schema and materialized view name for an existing materialized view. Alternatively, you can specify the SELECT string or CREATE MATERIALIZED VIEW statement for a potential materialized view. The materialized view or potential materialized view is then analyzed and the results are written into either a table called MV_CAPABILITIES_TABLE, which is the default, or to an array called MSG_ARRAY.

The procedure is overloaded:

Syntax

DBMS_MVIEW.EXPLAIN_MVIEW (
   mv            IN VARCHAR2,
   statement_id  IN VARCHAR2:= NULL);

DBMS_MVIEW.EXPLAIN_MVIEW (
   mv          IN VARCHAR2,
   msg_array   OUT SYS.ExplainMVArrayType);

Parameters

Table 92-5 EXPLAIN_MVIEW Procedure Parameters

Parameter Description

mv

The name of an existing materialized view (optionally qualified with the owner name separated by a ".") or a SELECT statement or a CREATE MATERIALIZED VIEW statement for a potential materialized view.

statement_id

A client-supplied unique identifier to associate output rows with specific invocations of EXPLAIN_MVIEW

msg_array

The PL/SQL VARRAY that receives the output. Use this parameter to direct EXPLAIN_MVIEW's output to a PL/SQL VARRAY rather than MV_CAPABILITIES_TABLE.


Usage Notes

You must run the utlxmv.sql script to create MV_CAPABILITIES_TABLE in the current schema prior to calling EXPLAIN_MVIEW except when you direct output to a VARRAY. The script is found in the ADMIN directory.


EXPLAIN_REWRITE Procedure

This procedure enables you to learn why a query failed to rewrite, or, if it rewrites, which materialized views will be used. Using the results from the procedure, you can take the appropriate action needed to make a query rewrite if at all possible. The query specified in the EXPLAIN_REWRITE statement is never actually executed.

A demo file, xrwutl.sql, is available to help format the output from EXPLAIN_REWRITE.

Syntax

You can obtain the output from DBMS_MVIEW.EXPLAIN_REWRITE in two ways. The first is to use a table, while the second is to create a VARRAY. The following shows the basic syntax for using an output table:

DBMS_MVIEW.EXPLAIN_REWRITE (
    query           VARCHAR2,
    mv              VARCHAR2(30),
    statement_id    VARCHAR2(30));

You can create an output table called REWRITE_TABLE by executing the utlxrw.sql script.

The query parameter is a text string representing the SQL query. The parameter, mv, is a fully qualified materialized view name in the form of schema.mv. This is an optional parameter. When it is not specified, EXPLAIN_REWRITE returns any relevant messages regarding all the materialized views considered for rewriting the given query. When schema is omitted and only mv is specified, EXPLAIN_REWRITE looks for the materialized view in the current schema.

If you want to direct the output of EXPLAIN_REWRITE to a VARRAY instead of a table, you should call the procedure as follows:

DBMS_MVIEW.EXPLAIN_REWRITE (
    query           [VARCHAR2 | CLOB],
    mv               VARCHAR2(30),
    output_array     SYS.RewriteArrayType);

Note that if the query is less than 256 characters long, EXPLAIN_REWRITE can be easily invoked with the EXECUTE command from SQL*Plus. Otherwise, the recommended method is to use a PL/SQL BEGIN... END block, as shown in the examples in /rdbms/demo/smxrw*.

You can also use EXPLAIN_REWRITE with multiple materialized views, in which case the syntax will be the same as with a single materialized view, except that the materialized views are specified by a comma-delimited string. For example, to find out whether a given set of materialized views mv1, mv2, and mv3 could be used to rewrite the query, query_txt, and, if not, why not, use EXPLAIN_REWRITE as follows:

DBMS_MVIEW.EXPLAIN_REWRITE(query_txt, 'mv1, mv2, mv3')

See Oracle Database Data Warehousing Guide for more information on using the EXPLAIN_REWRITE procedure.

Parameters

Table 92-6 EXPLAIN_REWRITE Procedure Parameters

Parameter Description

query

SQL SELECT statement to be explained

mv

The fully qualified name of an existing materialized view in the form of SCHEMA.MV. For multiple materialized views, you can provide a comma-delimited list of names.

statement_id

A client-supplied unique identifier to distinguish output messages

msg_array

The PL/SQL VARRAY that receives the output. Use this parameter to direct EXPLAIN_REWRITE's output to a PL/SQL VARRAY.


Usage Notes

To obtain the output into a table, you must run the utlxrw.sql script before calling EXPLAIN_REWRITE. This script creates a table named REWRITE_TABLE in the current schema.


I_AM_A_REFRESH Function

This function returns the value of the I_AM_REFRESH package state.

Syntax

DBMS_MVIEW.I_AM_A_REFRESH
   RETURN BOOLEAN;

Return Values

A return value of true indicates that all local replication triggers for materialized views are effectively disabled in this session because each replication trigger first checks this state. A return value of false indicates that these triggers are enabled.


PMARKER Function

This function returns a partition marker from a rowid. It is used for Partition Change Tracking (PCT).

Syntax

DBMS_MVIEW.PMARKER(
   rid IN ROWID)
 RETURN NUMBER; 

Parameters

Table 92-7 PMARKER Function Parameters

Parameter Description

rid

The rowid of a row entry in a master table



PURGE_DIRECT_LOAD_LOG Procedure

This procedure removes entries from the direct loader log after they are no longer needed for any known materialized view. This procedure usually is used in environments using Oracle's data warehousing technology.

See Also:

Oracle Database Data Warehousing Guide for more information

Syntax

DBMS_MVIEW.PURGE_DIRECT_LOAD_LOG();

PURGE_LOG Procedure

This procedure purges rows from the materialized view log.

Syntax

DBMS_MVIEW.PURGE_LOG (
   master        IN   VARCHAR2,
   num           IN   BINARY_INTEGER := 1,
   flag          IN   VARCHAR2       := 'NOP');

Parameters

Table 92-8 PURGE_LOG Procedure Parameters

Parameter Description

master

Name of the master table or master materialized view.

num

Number of least recently refreshed materialized views whose rows you want to remove from materialized view log. For example, the following statement deletes rows needed to refresh the two least recently refreshed materialized views:

DBMS_MVIEW.PURGE_LOG('master_table', 2);

To delete all rows in the materialized view log, indicate a high number of materialized views to disregard, as in this example:

DBMS_MVIEW.PURGE_LOG('master_table',9999);

This statement completely purges the materialized view log that corresponds to master_table if fewer than 9999 materialized views are based on master_table. A simple materialized view whose rows have been purged from the materialized view log must be completely refreshed the next time it is refreshed.

flag

Specify delete to guarantee that rows are deleted from the materialized view log for at least one materialized view. This parameter can override the setting for the parameter num. For example, the following statement deletes rows from the materialized view log that has dependency rows in the least recently refreshed materialized view:

DBMS_MVIEW.PURGE_LOG('master_table',1,'delete');



PURGE_MVIEW_FROM_LOG Procedure

This procedure is called on the master site or master materialized view site to delete the rows in materialized view refresh related data dictionary tables maintained at the master for the specified materialized view identified by its mview_id or the combination of the mviewowner, mviewname, and the mviewsite. If the materialized view specified is the oldest materialized view to have refreshed from any of the master tables or master materialized views, then the materialized view log is also purged. This procedure does not unregister the materialized view.

Syntax

DBMS_MVIEW.PURGE_MVIEW_FROM_LOG (
   mview_id       IN   BINARY_INTEGER  |
   mviewowner     IN   VARCHAR2,
   mviewname      IN   VARCHAR2, 
   mviewsite      IN   VARCHAR2);

Note:

This procedure is overloaded. The mview_id parameter is mutually exclusive with the three remaining parameters: mviewowner, mviewname, and mviewsite.

Parameters

Table 92-9 PURGE_MVIEW_FROM_LOG Procedure Parameters

Parameter Description

mview_id

If you want to execute this procedure based on the identification of the target materialized view, specify the materialized view identification using the mview_id parameter. Query the DBA_BASE_TABLE_MVIEWS view at the materialized view log site for a listing of materialized view IDs.

Executing this procedure based on the materialized view identification is useful if the target materialized view is not listed in the list of registered materialized views (DBA_REGISTERED_MVIEWS).

mviewowner

If you do not specify an mview_id, enter the owner of the target materialized view using the mviewowner parameter. Query the DBA_REGISTERED_MVIEWS view at the materialized view log site to view the materialized view owners.

mviewname

If you do not specify an mview_id, enter the name of the target materialized view using the mviewname parameter. Query the DBA_REGISTERED_MVIEWS view at the materialized view log site to view the materialized view names.

mviewsite

If you do not specify an mview_id, enter the site of the target materialized view using the mviewsite parameter. Query the DBA_REGISTERED_MVIEWS view at the materialized view log site to view the materialized view sites.


Usage Notes

If there is an error while purging one of the materialized view logs, the successful purge operations of the previous materialized view logs are not rolled back. This is to minimize the size of the materialized view logs. In case of an error, this procedure can be invoked again until all the materialized view logs are purged.


REFRESH Procedures

This procedure refreshes a list of materialized views.

Syntax

DBMS_MVIEW.REFRESH (
   { list                 IN     VARCHAR2,
   | tab                  IN     DBMS_UTILITY.UNCL_ARRAY,}
   method                 IN     VARCHAR2       := NULL,
   rollback_seg           IN     VARCHAR2       := NULL,
   push_deferred_rpc      IN     BOOLEAN        := true,
   refresh_after_errors   IN     BOOLEAN        := false,
   purge_option           IN     BINARY_INTEGER := 1,
   parallelism            IN     BINARY_INTEGER := 0,
   heap_size              IN     BINARY_INTEGER := 0,
   atomic_refresh         IN     BOOLEAN        := true,
   nested                 IN     BOOLEAN        := false);

Note:

This procedure is overloaded. The list and tab parameters are mutually exclusive.

Parameters

Table 92-10 REFRESH Procedure Parameters

Parameter Description

list | tab

Comma-delimited list of materialized views that you want to refresh. (Synonyms are not supported.) These materialized views can be located in different schemas and have different master tables or master materialized views. However, all of the listed materialized views must be in your local database.

Alternatively, you may pass in a PL/SQL index-by table of type DBMS_UTILITY.UNCL_ARRAY, where each element is the name of a materialized view.

method

A string of refresh methods indicating how to refresh the listed materialized views. An f indicates fast refresh, ? indicates force refresh, C or c indicates complete refresh, and A or a indicates always refresh. A and C are equivalent. P or p refreshes by recomputing the rows in the materialized view affected by changed partitions in the detail tables.

If a materialized view does not have a corresponding refresh method (that is, if more materialized views are specified than refresh methods), then that materialized view is refreshed according to its default refresh method. For example, consider the following EXECUTE statement within SQL*Plus:

DBMS_MVIEW.REFRESH
   ('countries_mv,regions_mv,hr.employees_mv','cf');

This statement performs a complete refresh of the countries_mv materialized view, a fast refresh of the regions_mv materialized view, and a default refresh of the hr.employees materialized view.

rollback_seg

Name of the materialized view site rollback segment to use while refreshing materialized views

push_deferred_rpc

Used by updatable materialized views only. Set this parameter to true if you want to push changes from the materialized view to its associated master tables or master materialized views before refreshing the materialized view. Otherwise, these changes may appear to be temporarily lost.

refresh_after_errors

If this parameter is true, an updatable materialized view continues to refresh even if there are outstanding conflicts logged in the DEFERROR view for the materialized view's master table or master materialized view. If this parameter is true and atomic_refresh is false, this procedure continues to refresh other materialized views if it fails while refreshing a materialized view.

purge_option

If you are using the parallel propagation mechanism (in other words, parallelism is set to 1 or greater), 0 means do not purge, 1 means lazy purge, and 2 means aggressive purge. In most cases, lazy purge is the optimal setting. Set purge to aggressive to trim the queue if multiple master replication groups are pushed to different target sites, and updates to one or more replication groups are infrequent and infrequently pushed. If all replication groups are infrequently updated and pushed, then set this parameter to 0 and occasionally execute PUSH with this parameter set to 2 to reduce the queue.

parallelism

0 specifies serial propagation.

n > 1 specifies parallel propagation with n parallel processes.

1 specifies parallel propagation using only one parallel process.

heap_size

Maximum number of transactions to be examined simultaneously for parallel propagation scheduling. Oracle automatically calculates the default setting for optimal performance.

Note: Do not set this parameter unless directed to do so by Oracle Support Services.

atomic_refresh

If this parameter is set to true, then the list of materialized views is refreshed in a single transaction. All of the refreshed materialized views are updated to a single point in time. If the refresh fails for any of the materialized views, none of the materialized views are updated.

If this parameter is set to false, then each of the materialized views is refreshed in a separate transaction.

As part of complete refresh, if truncate is used (non-atomic refresh), unique index rebuild is executed. INDEX REBUILD automatically computes statistics. Thus, statistics are updated for truncated tables.

nested

If true, then perform nested refresh operations for the specified set of materialized views. Nested refresh operations refresh all the depending materialized views and the specified set of materialized views based on a dependency order to ensure the nested materialized views are truly fresh with respect to the underlying base tables.



REFRESH_ALL_MVIEWS Procedure

This procedure refreshes all materialized views that have the following properties:

This procedure is intended for use with data warehouses.

Syntax

DBMS_MVIEW.REFRESH_ALL_MVIEWS (
   number_of_failures     OUT   BINARY_INTEGER,
   method                 IN    VARCHAR2         := NULL,
   rollback_seg           IN    VARCHAR2         := NULL,
   refresh_after_errors   IN    BOOLEAN          := false,
   atomic_refresh         IN    BOOLEAN          := true);

Parameters

Table 92-11 REFRESH_ALL_MVIEWS Procedure Parameters

Parameter Description

number_of_failures

Returns the number of failures that occurred during processing

method

A single refresh method indicating the type of refresh to perform for each materialized view that is refreshed. F or f indicates fast refresh, ? indicates force refresh, C or c indicates complete refresh, and A or a indicates always refresh. A and C are equivalent. If no method is specified, a materialized view is refreshed according to its default refresh method. P or p refreshes by recomputing the rows in the materialized view affected by changed partitions in the detail tables.

rollback_seg

Name of the materialized view site rollback segment to use while refreshing materialized views

refresh_after_errors

If this parameter is true, an updatable materialized view continues to refresh even if there are outstanding conflicts logged in the DEFERROR view for the materialized view's master table or master materialized view. If this parameter is true and atomic_refresh is false, this procedure continues to refresh other materialized views if it fails while refreshing a materialized view.

atomic_refresh

If this parameter is set to true, then the refreshed materialized views are refreshed in a single transaction. All of the refreshed materialized views are updated to a single point in time. If the refresh fails for any of the materialized views, none of the materialized views are updated.

If this parameter is set to false, then each of the refreshed materialized views is refreshed in a separate transaction.



REFRESH_DEPENDENT Procedures

This procedure refreshes all materialized views that have the following properties:

This procedure is intended for use with data warehouses.

Syntax

DBMS_MVIEW.REFRESH_DEPENDENT (
   number_of_failures     OUT    BINARY_INTEGER,
   { list                 IN     VARCHAR2,
   | tab                  IN     DBMS_UTILITY.UNCL_ARRAY,}
   method                 IN     VARCHAR2    := NULL,
   rollback_seg           IN     VARCHAR2    := NULL,
   refresh_after_errors   IN     BOOLEAN     := false,
   atomic_refresh         IN     BOOLEAN     := true,
   nested                 IN     BOOLEAN     := false);

Note:

This procedure is overloaded. The list and tab parameters are mutually exclusive.

Parameters

Table 92-12 REFRESH_DEPENDENT Procedure Parameters

Parameter Description

number_of_failures

Returns the number of failures that occurred during processing

list | tab

Comma-delimited list of master tables or master materialized views on which materialized views can depend. (Synonyms are not supported.) These tables and the materialized views that depend on them can be located in different schemas. However, all of the tables and materialized views must be in your local database.

Alternatively, you may pass in a PL/SQL index-by table of type DBMS_UTILITY.UNCL_ARRAY, where each element is the name of a table.

method

A string of refresh methods indicating how to refresh the dependent materialized views. All of the materialized views that depend on a particular table are refreshed according to the refresh method associated with that table. F or f indicates fast refresh, ? indicates force refresh, C or c indicates complete refresh, and A or a indicates always refresh. A and C are equivalent. P or p refreshes by recomputing the rows in the materialized view affected by changed partitions in the detail tables.

If a table does not have a corresponding refresh method (that is, if more tables are specified than refresh methods), then any materialized view that depends on that table is refreshed according to its default refresh method. For example, the following EXECUTE statement within SQL*Plus:

DBMS_MVIEW.REFRESH_DEPENDENT
   ('employees,deptartments,hr.regions','cf');

performs a complete refresh of the materialized views that depend on the employees table, a fast refresh of the materialized views that depend on the departments table, and a default refresh of the materialized views that depend on the hr.regions table.

rollback_seg

Name of the materialized view site rollback segment to use while refreshing materialized views

refresh_after_errors

If this parameter is true, an updatable materialized view continues to refresh even if there are outstanding conflicts logged in the DEFERROR view for the materialized view's master table or master materialized view. If this parameter is true and atomic_refresh is false, this procedure continues to refresh other materialized views if it fails while refreshing a materialized view.

atomic_refresh

If this parameter is set to true, then the refreshed materialized views are refreshed in a single transaction. All of the refreshed materialized views are updated to a single point in time. If the refresh fails for any of the materialized views, none of the materialized views are updated.

If this parameter is set to false, then each of the refreshed materialized views is refreshed in a separate transaction.

nested

If true, then perform nested refresh operations for the specified set of tables. Nested refresh operations refresh all the depending materialized views of the specified set of tables based on a dependency order to ensure the nested materialized views are truly fresh with respect to the underlying base tables.



REGISTER_MVIEW Procedure

This procedure enables the administration of individual materialized views. It is invoked at a master site or master materialized view site to register a materialized view.

Note that, typically, a materialized view is registered automatically during materialized view creation. You should only run this procedure to manually register a materialized view if the automatic registration failed or if the registration information was deleted.

Syntax

DBMS_MVIEW.REGISTER_MVIEW (
   mviewowner  IN   VARCHAR2,
   mviewname   IN   VARCHAR2,
   mviewsite   IN   VARCHAR2,
   mview_id    IN   DATE | BINARY_INTEGER,
   flag        IN   BINARY_INTEGER,
   qry_txt     IN   VARCHAR2,
   rep_type    IN   BINARY_INTEGER := DBMS_MVIEW.REG_UNKNOWN);

Parameters

Table 92-13 REGISTER_MVIEW Procedure Parameters

Parameter Description

mviewowner

Owner of the materialized view.

mviewname

Name of the materialized view.

mviewsite

Name of the materialized view site for a materialized view registering at an Oracle database version 8.x and higher master site or master materialized view site. This name should not contain any double quotes.

mview_id

The identification number of the materialized view. Specify an Oracle database version 8.x and higher materialized view as a BINARY_INTEGER. Specify an Oracle database version 7 materialized view registering at an Oracle database version 8.x and higher master sites or master materialized view sites as a DATE.

flag

A constant that describes the properties of the materialized view being registered. Valid constants that can be assigned include the following:

DBMS_MVIEW.REG_ROWID_MVIEW for a rowid materialized view

DBMS_MVIEW.REG_PRIMARY_KEY_MVIEW for a primary key materialized view

DBMS_MVIEW.REG_OBJECT_ID_MVIEW for an object id materialized view

DBMS_MVIEW.REG_FAST_REFRESHABLE_MVIEW for a materialized view that can be fast refreshed

DBMS_MVIEW.REG_UPDATABLE_MVIEW for a materialized view that is updatable

A materialized view can have more than one of these properties. In this case, use the plus sign (+) to specify more than one property. For example, if a primary key materialized view can be fast refreshed, you can enter the following for this parameter:

DBMS_MVIEW.REG_PRIMARY_KEY_MVIEW + DBMS_MVIEW.REG_FAST_REFRESHABLE_MVIEW

You can determine the properties of a materialized view by querying the ALL_MVIEWS data dictionary view.

qry_txt

The first 32,000 bytes of the materialized view definition query.

rep_type

Version of the materialized view. Valid constants that can be assigned include the following:

DBMS_MVIEW.REG_V7_SNAPSHOT if the materialized view is at an Oracle database version 7 site

  • DBMS_MVIEW.REG_V8_SNAPSHOT

if the materialized view is at an Oracle database version 8.x or higher site

DBMS_MVIEW.REG_UNKNOWN (the default) if you do not know whether the materialized view is at an Oracle database version 7 site or an Oracle database version 8.x (or higher) site


Usage Notes

This procedure is invoked at the master site or master materialized view site by a remote materialized view site using a remote procedure call. If REGISTER_MVIEW is called multiple times with the same mviewowner, mviewname, and mviewsite, then the most recent values for mview_id, flag, and qry_txt are stored. If a query exceeds the maximum VARCHAR2 size, then qry_txt contains the first 32000 characters of the query and the remainder is truncated. When invoked manually, the value of mview_id must be looked up in the materialized view data dictionary views by the person who calls the procedure.


UNREGISTER_MVIEW Procedure

This procedure enables the administration of individual materialized views. It is invoked at a master site or master materialized view site to unregister a materialized view.

Syntax

DBMS_MVIEW.UNREGISTER_MVIEW (
   mviewowner      IN   VARCHAR2,
   mviewname       IN   VARCHAR2,
   mviewsite       IN   VARCHAR2);

Parameters

Table 92-14 UNREGISTER_MVIEW Procedure Parameters

Parameters Description

mviewowner

Owner of the materialized view

mviewname

Name of the materialized view

mviewsite

Name of the materialized view site