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Very Large Insert All Command May Consume PGA, Leading to ORA-4036 or ORA-700[over pga_aggregate_limit] (Doc ID 2273886.1)

Last updated on JULY 25, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 12.1 to 12.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
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Executing a single, very large multi table insert statement (INSERT ALL stmt)
consumes large memory in PGA. The statement may fail with ORA-4036 error,
or ORA-700 [over pga_aggregate_limit] error may be recorded in the trace file.



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