OAAM PS3 Purge Scripts Looping During Execution (Doc ID 2251140.1)

Last updated on MAY 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Adaptive Access Manager - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.



In a test environment tested scripts to verify their functionality. Identified that during execution of procedure tracker_data_archpurge in the package oaam_pkg_purge_tracker_data that the process would never finish and appears to loop endlessly.

Added DBMS_OUTPUT's of my own into code to attempt to find out why purge script would run endlessly. Output continued to show that v_RecordCount stayed equal to initial number of rows identified to purge. The row count would not decrease which told me it was not deleting data. Identified section of code as a possible issue as I compared to a previous version of this package.

Lines below seem to be the issue:

 EXECUTE IMMEDIATE v_stmt BULK COLLECT INTO v_arVcTrkUsNodLogNId,v_arVcTrkUsNodLogRId,v_arVcTrkUsNodeLogRowid;
  v_arVcTrkUsNodLogNId := v_arVcTrkUsNodLogNIdDup;
  v_arVcTrkUsNodLogRId := v_arVcTrkUsNodLogRIdDup;
  v_arVcTrkUsNodeLogRowid := v_arVcTrkUsNodeLogRowidDup;
  v_arVcTrkUsNodLogNId := v_arVcTrkUsNodLogNId MULTISET UNION DISTINCT v_arVcTrkUsNodLogNIdDup;
  v_arVcTrkUsNodLogRId := v_arVcTrkUsNodLogRId MULTISET UNION DISTINCT v_arVcTrkUsNodLogRIdDup;
  v_arVcTrkUsNodeLogRowid := v_arVcTrkUsNodeLogRowid MULTISET UNION DISTINCT v_arVcTrkUsNodeLogRowidDup;

On the Execute line it appears to be setting variables that are different than a previous release. In a previous release the variables were the v_arVcTrkUsNodLogNIdDup, v_arVcTrkUsNodLogRIdDup, and v_arVcTrkUsNodeLogRowidDup. Based on line v_arVcTrkUsNodeLogRowid := v_arVcTrkUsNodeLogRowidDup; it would appear that the original fetched data is being overwritten with null values, thus causing the loop to continue on and on.


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