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What session has locked a PL/SQL package?

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonDecember 3,  2015


Question:  In our development environment we need to re-compile packages as we change our code. Once in a while a session will hold onto a package, like it is being used, restricting me from compiling it.   Is there a way to find out what SID is holding on to the package in order for me to kill it?

Answer:  You can query v$session and join into v$sql to see session and SQL information.  This will show the SID for the session that is holding a PL/SQL package:

   v$session x, v$sqltext y
   x.sql_address = y.address
   y.sql_text like '%<package name>%';




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