Monday, October 14, 2013

Schtasks.exe with programs / script having spaces

When you use the Schtasks.exe command line tool to create a schedule for a task, the task does not run if the path of the scheduled task contains a space. For example, if you create a daily schedule for Chrome opening a web page as the following:
schtasks /create /tn "your task name" /tr "%programfiles(x86)%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome http://www.awebsite.com/apage" /sc daily /st 12:01

In the example above, Schtasks.exe treats everything after the first space in the path as a command-line argument.

So we should apply a workaround like below:
schtasks /create /tn "your task name" /tr "\"%programfiles(x86)%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome\" http://www.awebsite.com/apage" /sc daily /st 12:01

In which we add \" before and after the path of the program / script.

In the case you want to make the task  "Run whether user is logged or not", you can add option /ru "System" as the following:
schtasks /create /tn "your task name" /tr "\"%programfiles(x86)%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome\" http://www.awebsite.com/apage" /ru "System" /sc daily /st 12:01

That's all. Nice day.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Oracle: check history of executed queries

The view v$sql contains almost of queries which are executed in your Oracle DB. Basically you have privileges to query this view, you can check all from it. Below are some useful queries for you to do on this view.

1. Get latest query
select sql_text from v$sql where first_load_time=(select max(first_load_time) from v$sql)

2. Sort executed queries by load time
select sql_text, first_load_time from v$sql order by first_load_time desc

3. Get executed queries in a schema which have special text and sort by load time
select * from v$sql
where parsing_schema_name like 'YOUR_SCHEMA' and sql_text like '%YOUR_TEXT%'
order by first_load_time desc

4. Get 100 last executed queries
select sql_fulltext from
(select * from v$sql where parsing_schema_name like 'VHA' order by first_load_time desc)
where rownum < 101

5. Get 100 executed UPDATE or DELETE queries in a specific time period and sort by load time
select sql_text,sql_fulltext, first_load_time, parsing_schema_name from
(
  select * from v$sql
  where parsing_schema_name like 'YOUR_SCHEMA'
    and (sql_text like '%UPDATE %' or sql_text like '%INSERT %')
    and to_timestamp(first_load_time, 'YYYY-MM-DD/HH24:MI:SS') > to_timestamp('2012-09-27/14:06:00', 'YYYY-MM-DD/HH24:MI:SS')
  order by first_load_time desc
)
where rownum < 101

You can create your own queries to find out what queries you need to check. Remember this view v$sql doesn't store prepared statements.

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