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Did Your Question Get Answered in My Oracle Support Community?

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One of the primary goals of My Oracle Support Community is answering your questions with a Correct or Helpful reply.

Correct and Helpful Responses

Sometimes it is hard to tell if you got the information you needed! As the person asking the question, you can let the community know which replies you found correct and which ones were helpful.

By marking replies correct or helpful, you make it easier for community members to find replies that might help them in a similar situation, since your designation will change the background color of the reply to make them stand out. In addition, you are rewarding the member who posted the reply with points.

A reply marked as correct adds 10 points to the person who posted the reply and a helpful reply adds 5 points. You can see more information on points and benefits in the Reward and Recognition FAQ.

How Do I Mark an Answer Correct or Helpful?

In each reply to a question, extra options are visible to the person who posted the question. At the bottom of the reply, you can select either “Helpful Answer” or “Correct Answer.”

Correct or Helpful Answer

Choosing one of these options will change the background color to make the reply stand out from the other replies. A reply marked “Helpful Answer“ has a light blue background and a “Correct Answer” has a light green background. The colors are subtle; on some monitors, the colors may vary or be very close in shade.

View this short video on how you can benefit and collaborate with others by marking your answers as correct and helpful.

Build the Community’s Knowledge and Acknowledge Members that Help You

The time you take to mark your question as answered provides value to the community and expresses appreciation to the person who provided the answer that solved your problem or gave you new insight on an approach.

You may find other members follow your example, making it easier for you to find the answers you need in discussion threads too!

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Comments ( 3 )
  • guest Friday, January 24, 2014

    Hello All,

    Could anyone help me to understand export/import operation performed on databases.

    Task: Refreshing one of the QA schemas with Prod schemas.

    I don't want to know the query part, my intention is to convey the procedure involved in export/import to our support team who will be carrying out the task. They will be coordinating with the DBAs, but I wanted to know what and all they need to be aware of before they initiate the activity.

    I know the tablespaces on the target side, schema size of both source and destination schemas. please help me with this.

  • guest Wednesday, March 12, 2014


    You probably should ask this question in the "Database Backup and Recovery" MOS Community.

    This blog is for the Identity Management team, so we don't have the expertise to help you database sorts of things.

    Here is the URL:


    If you are not a paid Oracle Support customer, then use the public forum "Export/Import/SQL Loader & External Tables" with URL:




  • gt Wednesday, July 18, 2018
    what is the difference between the dump function and the length function in oracle db? the reason why i'm asking this is because the length function for certain data types vary when I use the dump and length function on them
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