Gather Schema Stats using DBMS_STATS.GATHER_SCHEMA_STATS in Oracle

I will explain Gather Schema Stats using DBMS_STATS.GATHER_SCHEMA_STATS in Oracle in this post.




DBMS_STATS package was introduced in Oracle 8i and used to gather Database,table,Schema,dictionary and fixed object statistic in Oracle database.





Statistic of objects should be up to date in Oracle database for Oracle optimizer. Because Oracle optimizer uses database statistics to generate lots of execution plans in same time and If statistics are up to date ,then Optimizer decide correct execution plans.



If you have done lots of change on any schema, you need to gather schema stats.


Gather Schema stats syntax is as follows.


   ownname          VARCHAR2, 
   estimate_percent NUMBER   DEFAULT to_estimate_percent_type 
   block_sample     BOOLEAN  DEFAULT FALSE, 
   method_opt       VARCHAR2 DEFAULT get_param('METHOD_OPT'),
   degree           NUMBER   DEFAULT to_degree_type(get_param('DEGREE')), 
   cascade          BOOLEAN  DEFAULT to_cascade_type(get_param('CASCADE')), 
   stattab          VARCHAR2 DEFAULT NULL, 
   statid           VARCHAR2 DEFAULT NULL, 
   options          VARCHAR2 DEFAULT 'GATHER', 
   objlist          OUT      ObjectTab,
   statown          VARCHAR2 DEFAULT NULL, 
   no_invalidate    BOOLEAN  DEFAULT to_no_invalidate_type (
  force             BOOLEAN DEFAULT FALSE,
  obj_filter_list  ObjectTab DEFAULT NULL);


To gather Schema stats, use following script.

EXEC DBMS_STATS.gather_schema_stats('SCHEMA_NAME', estimate_percent => 25, cascade => TRUE);


EXEC DBMS_STATS.gather_schema_stats('MEHMET', estimate_percent => 25, cascade => TRUE);




Gather Schema Stats Job

You can gather schema stats periodically using the dbms jobs, thus Oracle will gather the schema jobs everytime, and the schema stats will be up to date.



You can use the following  script for the schema stats job. This job will run every Sunday at 11 am.


l_job NUMBER;
SELECT MAX (job) + 1 INTO l_job FROM dba_jobs;
'BEGIN DBMS_STATS.gather_schema_stats(''MEHMET'',estimate_percent => dbms_stats.auto_sample_size, degree=>32 ); END;',
'TRUNC (SYSDATE+7)+11/24');
DBMS_OUTPUT.put_line('Job: ' || l_job);




Read the following post to learn more details about DBMS_STATS.

Gather Database Stats , Schema Stats & Dictionary and Fixed Object Statistics via DBMS_STATS in Oracle




Do you want to learn Oracle Database for Beginners, then read the following articles.

Oracle Tutorial | Oracle Database Tutorials for Beginners ( Junior Oracle DBA )


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