PeopleSoft – Some Users unable to open some pages

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PeopleSoft – Some Users unable to open some pages

PeopleSoft – PSAPPSRV crash when some users try opening some pages

PeopleSoft – Personalization Corruptions

Not really too sure what title to use on this one.  One of my users started to report a problem that only she could replicate.  Every other user was able to login and navigate and open the page in question. We ended up cloning the user and the clone user had no issue opening the page.  Trace actually did not show the problem, but with a little creativity I was able to find the following case on MOS:

E-PIA: When A User navigate to some application pages, the Application Server Crash with Unrecoverable Exception Error. However, a Cloned User will work correctly (Doc ID 2033430.1)

The gift of the story turned out that the user had changed their personalizations or the personalizations had become corrupt. So I executed the following SQL:


You can delete all the personalizations for the problem user, but if you know the menu and component name you can isolate the specific personalization that is causing the problem. In this cause it was the Accounts Payable Pay Cycle Management Details Inquiry that was causing the one user all the issues.

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Oracle 12c – TableSpace Maintenance

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Normally, I don’t get to worried about the size of TableSpaces, as they grow and shrink all the time. However, recently while setting up some automation scripts I was having problems with multiple databases being on the same server due to space issues.  So I decided it was time to take a review of the table spaces and see if there was some that I could easily do some quick maintenance to so that I could free up some space.

As always I found some guide examples out there using good old google.  The main item that I found that I could easily and quickly adjust was the undo tablespace.  Since  these scripts were for refreshing the environment and these environments are used by a very small subset of people, have a 32gb undo tablespace seemed a wee-bit excessive. So after the database clone is done I execute the following commands:

CREATE UNDO TABLESPACE undotbs2 DATAFILE ‘/u01/oracle/mynewdatabase/datafiles/undotbs02.dbf’ SIZE 2G AUTOEXTEND ON NEXT 250M;

After a stop and restart of the database 30 gigabytes of space are instantly reclaimed. So for 3 databases that is almost 100gb of dead space that is now free!

I also found a excellent bit of SQL for Oracle to show usage of the tablespace from Oracle-Base:Smart Panda - Idea

SELECT tablespace_name, size_mb, free_mb, max_size_mb, max_free_mb, TRUNC((max_free_mb/max_size_mb) * 100) AS free_pct,
RPAD(' '|| RPAD('X',ROUND((max_size_mb-max_free_mb)/max_size_mb*10,0), 'X'),11,'-') AS used_pct
FROM (SELECT a.tablespace_name, b.size_mb, a.free_mb, b.max_size_mb,a.free_mb + (b.max_size_mb - b.size_mb) AS max_free_mb
FROM (SELECT tablespace_name, TRUNC(SUM(bytes)/1024/1024) AS free_mb
FROM dba_free_space GROUP BY tablespace_name) a, (SELECT tablespace_name,
TRUNC(SUM(bytes)/1024/1024) AS size_mb,
TRUNC(SUM(GREATEST(bytes,maxbytes))/1024/1024) AS max_size_mb
FROM dba_data_files GROUP BY tablespace_name) b WHERE a.tablespace_name = b.tablespace_name ) ORDER BY tablespace_name;

For Temporary Tablespaces:

Maintenance on Temporary Tablespaces is a little easier than working with regular table spaces, you can use the following to easily shrink a temporary space:



ALTER TABLESPACE temp SHRINK TEMPFILE ‘/u01/oracle/mynewdatabase/datafiles/temp01.dbf’ KEEP 40M;

If you don’t specify a KEEP option it while shrink to the smallest possible size it can.

For Regular Tablespaces

I am simply going to refer to guide I was using from Oracle-Base.  There are many ways to do maintenance on these tablespaces, and since I was looking for quick and simple ideas, the temporary and undo tablespace shrink was by far the easiest to do, but it is always a good strategy to do tablespace maintenance.