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How to Get Historical Session Information in Standard Edition (Doc ID 2055993.1)

Last updated on MARCH 18, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version to [Release 11.2 to 12.1]
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The goal of this document is to get the historical information about the sessions connected in past in Oracle Database Standard Edition. While the best solution to looking at comprehensive historical session information is to use the Automatic Workload Repository (AWR) and Active Session History (ASH) since these are Enterprise Edition Features (requiring a diagnostic pack license), these are unavailable in standard edition. So historical data from AWR is not be available. The alternatives presented in this document are significantly less detailed than that provided by AWR/ASH but could provide some useful information in some circumstances.


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