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Temporary Segments: What Happens When a Sort Occurs (Doc ID 102339.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 14, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 8.1.7 to 11.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform. ***   ***


This article describes what happens when a sort takes place, and how to optimize this process.


This document is intended for database administrators who want to review general information about temporary segments and temporary tablespaces.


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In this Document
 Memory Allocation.
 User Defined
 Space Management in Tablespaces.
 Temporary Segments in a Permanent Tablespace.
 Temporary Segments in a Temporary Tablespace
 Information about Temporary Segments.
 PGA starting Oracle 9i
 Error Messages.

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