Tag: asktom

Connor and Chris at OpenWorld

Chris and I will be at OpenWorld next month, so our session details are below, but you can also click on the links below to add entries to your calendar to make sure you don’t miss us. Don’t forget to use the official Schedule…

The AskTOM data model

I popped out a tweet yesterday in Throwback Thursday style showing the date of the first question we took AskTOM – 18 years ago! Many entire computer systems don’t even last that long, and AskTOM hasn’t really needed to change that much in those…

New day….new month….New AskTOM

It’s a big day here at AskTOM HQ !

AskTOM Office Hours for DBA’s

We had the first AskTOM Office Hours Q&A for Database Administrators yesterday.  Thanks to everyone that showed up, and thanks for the questions. If you missed it, you can catch a replay here

Subtle changes in XML, 11g vs 12c

An AskTOM reader brought this to our attention.  It is unlikely to cause you any issues, but perhaps is good to know when it comes times to upgrade from 11g to 12c. If you are taking an user defined object type and transposing that…

Seasons greetings from the AskTOM team

This year we’ve answered over 2800 of your questions and followed up on 3500 reviews. It’s been a great and busy year! We’ll see you all in 2018

UKOUG is coming

Yes it is just a few more weeks until the UKOUG conference swings by. This has been one of my favourite conferences for years – dating back to my first one in 2002 !!.  You can see from the picture at the tail of…

Why being wrong can be awesome

OK, Now that I’ve started the post with a nice click-bait heading, let’s get down to the business of being wrong. I did a lot of conference presentations last year, and the great thing about that for me was that I got to meet…

AskTOM TV–episode 11

Just a quick note to give the supporting collateral to the latest episode of AskTOM TV. The question I tackled is this one: https://asktom.oracle.com/pls/apex/asktom.search?tag=want-to-retrive-numbers-in-words which was a fun one to answer because it showcases several useful SQL techniques: Using CONNECT to synthesize rows, Using…

The AskTOM team at OpenWorld 2017

The AskTOM team will be out and about at OpenWorld in October, so if you are at the conference as a full attendee, or just with a Discovery pass, please come up and say Hi!  As well as our session talks, we’ll be doing…

AskTOM–more experts to help you!

I’m thrilled to announce the “formal” addition of globalization and characterset guru Sergiusz Wolicki to the AskTOM team. I say “formal” addition because the team was already getting guidance from Sergiusz whenever we had tough question on charactersets, but just like his enthusiasm to…

AskTom TV

Sometimes at conferences I get asked – “How do you know all of the answers for the AskTom questions?” I’d love to say “Because we’re super smart” but the reality is, we’re just like anyone else with a passion for database technology.  We like…