How to Speed Up Index Creation on FND_LOBS by indexing Only FND_HELP Data

(Doc ID 397757.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 17, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Applications Technology Stack - Version 11.5.10.2 to 12.1.3 [Release 11.5.10 to 12.1]
Oracle Application Object Library - Version 11.5.10.2 to 12.1.3 [Release 11.5 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

The inability to rebuild the FND_LOBS intermedia index rarely merits a SEV1 as the sole purpose of this is to to provide
indexing on the online help that most customers can do without for awhile.  Problems can occur when generating this index because, as a side effect, the aflobbld.sql script tends to also index the FNDATTCH data and many customers find that wasteful.  These problems include the aflobbld.sql script (which is executed by the concurrent request "Rebuild Help Search Index") running for an extremely long time (over two hours) and the FND_LOBS_U1 and FND_LOBS_CTX taking enormous amounts of space (millions of rows).

It is possible to index JUST the FND_HELP entries.

Solution

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