186 DBMS_XDB_ADMIN

The DBMS_XDB_ADMIN package provides an interface to manage the Oracle XML DB repository.

This chapter contains the following topics:

See Also:

Oracle XML DB Developer's Guide for information about Oracle XML DB Repository

186.1 DBMS_XDB_ADMIN Security Model

Owned by XDB, the DBMS_XDB_ADMIN package must be created by SYS or XDB. The EXECUTE privilege is granted to SYS or XDB or DBA. Subprograms in this package are executed using the privileges of the current user.

186.2 Summary of DBMS_XDB_ADMIN Subprograms

This table lists the package subprograms in alphabetical order.

Table 186-1 DBMS_XDB_ADM Package Subprograms

Subprogram Description

CREATENONCEKEY Procedure

Generates a nonce value for use in digest authentication

INSTALLDEFAULTWALLET Procedure

Installs the default XDB wallet in the default XDB wallet directory

MOVEXDB_TABLESPACE Procedure

Moves the XDB (user) to the specified tablespace

REBUILDHIERARCHICALINDEX Procedure

Rebuilds the hierarchical index after import or export operations

186.2.1 CREATENONCEKEY Procedure

This procedure generates a nonce value for use in digest authentication.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_ADMIN.CREATENONCEKEY;

186.2.2 INSTALLDEFAULTWALLET Procedure

This procedure installs the default XDB wallet in the default XDB wallet directory.

The directory name where the XDB wallet is stored is prefixed either by ORACLE_BASE when it is defined, or ORACLE_HOME. It is then followed by /admin/db_name/xdb_wallet where db_name is the unique database name.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_ADMIN.INSTALLDEFAULTWALLET;

Usage Notes

Only SYS can install or replace the default wallet.

186.2.3 MOVEXDB_TABLESPACE Procedure

This procedure moves the XDB (user) to the specified tablespace.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_ADMIN.MOVEXDB_TABLESPACE(
   new_tablespace   IN  VARCHAR2);

Parameters

Table 186-2 MOVEXDB_TABLESPACE Procedure Parameters

Parameter Description

new_tablespace

Name of the tablespace to where the XDB is moved

Usage Notes

  • This operation waits for all concurrent XDB sessions to exit.

  • If MOVEXDB_TABLESPACE fails, the user should restart the database before issuing any further command.Failure to do so will result into unexpected behavior from the database.

  • The XDB repository by default resides in the SYSAUX tablespace. Using this procedure it can be moved to another tablespace. As a best practice we recommend to create a dedicated tablespace for the XDB repository only and not share it with other objects (such as tables). The tablespace containing the XDB repository should never be set to READ ONLY because this might affect various XML operations being executed.

186.2.4 REBUILDHIERARCHICALINDEX Procedure

This procedure rebuilds the hierarchical index after import or export operations. This is necessary because data cannot be exported from index tables.

Syntax

DBMS_XDB_ADMIN.REBUILDHIERARCHICALINDEX;