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Below is the list of upcoming webinars. If there is a topic you would like covered that is not on our current list, or if you would like to present a webinar, please email Melissa@odtug.com.

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Our webinar calendar is constantly evolving! Check back frequently as more webinars will be added to the schedule.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Configuring FDMEE Drill-Through to SAP
Eric Wagner, CheckPoint Consulting

This session will demonstrate the configuration required to enable drill-through from Oracle EPM to an SAP source general ledger system. FDMEE will provide the extract from SAP and load to Oracle EPM. Drill-through from various EPM objects to SAP GL will be demonstrated.

Top three objectives:

  1. Demonstrate drill-through functionality from Oracle EPM to SAP
  2. Demonstrate FDMEE extract capability with SAP
  3. Learn how to properly configure FDMEE with SAP enabling drill-through capabilities

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

How and When to Write SQL in PL/SQL
Steven Feuerstein, Oracle Corporation
*hosted by Oracle Corporation

PL/SQL makes writing SQL so darned easy – in fact, it is way too easy to write SQL. As a result, PL/SQL developers take SQL totally for granted, and very few organizations have any sort of guidelines in place for when, where and how to write SQL. The result? The same or similar SQL statements repeated throughout the application, making it very hard to optimize and maintain the code. This webinar starts by reviewing the role of SQL in PL/SQL applications, and the key challenges involved when writing SQL. We then step through the most important best practices for SQL construction, ranging from avoiding SQL repetition to full qualification of variable and column names. After attending this webinar, you will be well positioned to establish and follow a set of guidelines for SQL construction that will have a significant impact on application performance and maintainability.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

EM12c Release 4 AWR Warehouse
Kellyn Pot'Vin, Oracle Corporation

The Enterprise Manager 12c Release 4 is accompanied with the new AWR Warehouse feature, which allows you to automatically extract detailed performance data from your database targets and consolidate the data into a single location within the AWR Warehouse. The main source of data stored in the AWR Warehouse is derived from the Automatic Workload Repository (AWR), via AWR snapshots, letting you retain long-term history of AWR data from chosen EM12c database targets, enabling long-term analysis of AWR data across databases without impacting the source. This webinar will cover the architecture, installation, and UI features of the AWR Warehouse, one of the most popular new features in the new release of EM12c.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT

Outsourcing Hyperion Mission-Critical Services: How It Works for CCC Information Services
Doug McMahon, Key Performance Ideas

Is outsourcing mission-critical services a viable option? If you missed the session on Outsourcing Hyperion Mission-Critical Services: How it Works for CCC Information Services at Kscope14, register today and learn how CCC measured the costs and benefits of outsourcing its Oracle Hyperion Products v11.1.2. Hear how the company is benefiting from reduced staffing exposure from PTO or turnover and ensuring high availability of its applications while eliminating "single point of failure" concerns with redundant account administrators.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

How to Write PL/SQL Code You Can Actually Read
Steven Feuerstein, Oracle Corporation
*hosted by Oracle Corporation

Software managers are very good at putting pressure on developers to "get the job done" as quickly as possible, so as to meet usually unrealistic deadlines. The end result? Software with way too many bugs in it and applications that require lots of resources simply to fix those bugs and maintain the code. If we are going to build and deploy successful applications, we have to think not only about getting that application in production today but also the cost of keeping it in production (and meeting user needs) for years to come. This session offers a range of tips and techniques to improve the readability of your code and make it easier to maintain/evolve that code over time. This webinar offers a wide-ranging set of techniques to make your code easy to understand and maintain over time. These techniques include: the use of subtypes and local modules; how to activate and check compliance with standards; and encapsulation (information hiding). After attending this webinar, you will be able to write code that minimizes the amount of development resources needed to maintain that code.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

 Bulletproof Your PL/SQL Program Units
*hosted by Oracle Corporation

Consistent, robust error management is a critical feature of any successful application. Developers need to know all that is possible in PL/SQL regarding the raising, handling, and logging of errors, and that standardize the way in which those tasks are performed. This webinar goes beyond the basics of exception handling in PL/SQL to explore the wide range of specialized error management features in Oracle. We will cover FORALL's SAVE EXCEPTIONS, DML error logging with the DBMS_ERRLOG package, the AFTERSERVERERROR trigger, the DBMS_UTILITY.FORMAT_ERROR_BACKTRACE function, and more. In addition to covering error-related functionality, we'll also take a look at using assertion procedures to validate assumptions and execution tracing to better understand what is happening in your code. After attending this webinar, you will be able to take advantage of PL/SQL error management features, making it easier to identify the sources of problems and fix them more rapidly.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

All About the Function Result Cache
Steven Feuerstein, Oracle Corporation

The function result cache, added in Oracle Database 11g, offers developers a way to dramatically reduce the amount of time it takes to retrieve data requested repeatedly by database sessions (specifically, when the same rows of a table are fetched much more frequently than they are changed). This cache is stored in the SGA, shared across all sessions in the instance, and automatically purged of "dirty data" by the Oracle Database. Every application running on 11.1 or higher should be taking advantage of this feature. Best of all, there is minimal impact on your code to start using this feature.


  • When to use the result cache
  • RESULT_CACHE clause in function header
  • Result cache dependencies and granularity

Thursday, November 13, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Turbocharge Your PL/SQL Code with Bulk Processing
Steven Feuerstein, Oracle Corporation

This session focuses on how to turbocharge the performance of multi-row SQL statements executed from within a PL/SQL using FORALL and BULK COLLECT. These features have been around since Oracle 8i, but many developers still don't use them or only scratch the surface of what is possible.

The bulk-processing webinar will focus on why these features were needed and how they work. Steven will start with simple examples and syntax, and drill down into all nuances, including the LIMIT clause for BULK COLLECT and the SAVE EXCEPTIONS, INDICES OF, and VALUES OF clauses for FORALL.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to both create new programs built around these features and also redesign existing programs safely to improve performance.




Thursday, December 11, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Ten (Other) Top Tips for Improving PL/SQL Performance
Steven Feuerstein, Oracle Corporation

Bulk processing (FORALL and BULK COLLECT), along with the function result cache, are the "big ticket" items when it comes to performance optimization with PL/SQL. But there's still more we can do to tweak our code for even better response times for our users. This third webast in the series starts with the automatic compiler optimization, showcases the extraordinary speediness of PGA data manipulation (a.k.a., package variables), and demonstrates the effect of the simple NOCOPY hint. We finish up with an introduction to pipelined table functions and some thoughts on optimizing your algorithms.


  • PL/SQL optimizer
  • Package caching
  • NOCOPY hint
  • Pipelined table functions

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