Question: What is
extended cursor_sharing (ECS), and how does extended
cursor_sharing differ from adaptive cursor_sharing?
Answer: The extended
cursor_sharing (ECS) working with adaptive cursor_sharing to
allow real-time bind peeking to see if the bind variable
value influences the execution plan for the SQL statement,
See these important notes on
adaptive cursor_sharing and also see my note on the
According to the Oracle optimizer group. "Bind Aware
Cursor Sharing" (BASC) is a complex technology that consists
of Adaptive Cursor Sharing (ACS) and Extended Cursor Sharing
- Adaptive cursor_sharing monitors queries where
extended cursor_sharing is "applicable" (e.g. binds
were peeked, predicate shape).
Adaptive cursor_sharing identify queries with
variable data volume.
Adaptive cursor_sharing requires you to enable
extended. cursor_sharing (bind_aware hint).
According to Oracle, if any of the following checks fail,
extended cursor_sharing will be disabled:
- other hints are used in the query
- Stored outlines (plan stability) is in-use
- There are more than 14 binds in the SQL statement
- Parameters such as bind_peeking=false is
- The release of Oracle does not support extended
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