Patch 19183482 resolves ORA-01403 getting plan with baseline

I was testing SQL plan baselines on a base 11.2.0.3 release of Oracle on a 64 bit Linux virtual machine.  I ran DBMS_SPM.LOAD_PLANS_FROM_CURSOR_CACHE to create a SQL plan baseline for a test query after running that query once to get its plan in the cursor cache.  When I ran the test query after creating the SQL plan baseline and called dbms_xplan.display_cursor to see its new plan I got an ORA-01403 error:

ORCL:SYSTEM>select * from table(dbms_xplan.display_cursor(null,null,'ALL'));

PLAN_TABLE_OUTPUT
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SQL_ID  4mu5a860ardpz, child number 1

An uncaught error happened in prepare_sql_statement : ORA-01403: no data found

NOTE: cannot fetch plan for SQL_ID: 4mu5a860ardpz, CHILD_NUMBER: 1
      Please verify value of SQL_ID and CHILD_NUMBER;
      It could also be that the plan is no longer in cursor cache (check v$sql_plan)

I applied patch 19183482 to my test system and the ORA-01403 error went away:

ORCL:SYSTEM>select * from table(dbms_xplan.display_cursor(null,null,'ALL'));

PLAN_TABLE_OUTPUT
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SQL_ID  4mu5a860ardpz, child number 1
-------------------------------------
select sum(blocks) from test

Plan hash value: 1950795681

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Id  | Operation          | Name | Rows  | Bytes | Cost (%CPU)| Time     |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|   0 | SELECT STATEMENT   |      |       |       |    29 (100)|          |
|   1 |  SORT AGGREGATE    |      |     1 |     3 |            |          |
|   2 |   TABLE ACCESS FULL| TEST |  2844 |  8532 |    29   (0)| 00:00:01 |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Query Block Name / Object Alias (identified by operation id):
-------------------------------------------------------------

   1 - SEL$1
   2 - SEL$1 / TEST@SEL$1

Column Projection Information (identified by operation id):
-----------------------------------------------------------

   1 - (#keys=0) SUM("BLOCKS")[22]
   2 - "BLOCKS"[NUMBER,22]

Note
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   - SQL plan baseline SQL_PLAN_dscatqjvyk4qy6b581ab9 used for this statement

Here is a zip of the script that I ran to create the ORA-01403 error and the output that it generated with and without the patch applied on my test database: zip

Here is a list of the bugs that patch 19183482’s readme says it will fix:

14512308: SPM BASELINE PLAN CANNOT BE REPRODUCED
15858022: ‘LIBRARY CACHE: MUTEX X’ AND LIBRARY CACHE LOCKS  PURGED_CURSOR
16400122: SPIKES IN LIBRARY CACHE
16625010: SPM BASELINE NOT WORKING FOR SQL CALLED FROM PL/SQL

I haven’t gotten very far into my investigation of SQL plan baselines but it looks like it would be a good idea to apply 19183482 before using SQL plan baselines on 11.2.0.3.  I barely got started using SQL plan baselines and I immediately hit this bug.

– Bobby

About Bobby

I live in Chandler, Arizona with my wife and three daughters. I work for US Foods, the second largest food distribution company in the United States. I have worked in the Information Technology field since 1989. I have a passion for Oracle database performance tuning because I enjoy challenging technical problems that require an understanding of computer science. I enjoy communicating with people about my work.

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