The first really hidden gem in Oracle Database 12c Release 2: runtime modification of external table parameters
By Hermann Baer-Oracle on Mar 01, 2017
We missed to document some functionality !!!
With the next milestone for Oracle Database 12c Release 2 just taking place - the availability on premise for Linux x86-64, Solaris Sparc64, and Solaris x86-64, in addition to the Oracle Cloud - I managed to use this as an excuse to play around with it for a bit .. and found that we somehow missed to document new functionality. Bummer. But still better than the other way around .. ;-)
We missed to document the capability to override some parameters of an external table at runtime.
So I decided to quickly blog about this to not only fill the gap in documentation (doc bug is filed already) but also to ruthlessly hijack the momentum and to start highlighting new functionality (there's more blogs to come, specifically around my pet peeve Partitioning, but that's for later)...[Read More]