Oracle RU is available

Today Oracle released a very large „monster“ Upgrade. This July 2017 Update includes the first time the new RU „Release Upgrade“ and RUR „Release Update Revision“ Patches.

To be up to date read the following My Oracle Support Doc-ID’s

Actually I can’t find a FAQ but I think this will come in a few weeks.

Stay tuned :-)


Oracle ACE

Vor zwei Jahren als Oracle ACE Associate gestartet, wurde ich nun zum Oracle ACE „befördert“.  Vielen Dank

Two years ago I started as Oracle ACE Associate and now I was „promoted“ to the Oracle ACE status. Many Thanks







How to fix ‚PLAN_TABLE‘ is old version

During a lot of SQL Performance activities I saw all the time the following message but why?

- 'PLAN_TABLE' is old version

Yes, I did a few days before an Upgrade from -> Now I start to check out some important SQL Queries but I the „old version“ message


set autotrace traceonly explain

select * from dual;

and again

Note ------

'PLAN_TABLE' is old version

Problem is that this message came up while the plan_table came from the previous version in my case So the solution for this is very easy

In the new environment here
SQL> connect sys as sysdba

SQL> drop table plan_table$;

SQL> @?/rdbms/admin/catplan

This shoud fix the problem and if not?

Okay it could be possible that you should drop the plan_table as Schema User  and then run the the SQL again.


Here an example output:
- dynamic statistics used: dynamic sampling (level=2)
- automatic DOP: Computed Degree of Parallelism is 8 because of degree limit
- parallel scans affinitized for buffer cache