ORA-01555 “snapshot too old”

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How to avoid ORA-01555 “snapshot too
old" error?

From the developer’s
perspective:

Restructure your PL/SQL code to
avoid fetching across commits that cause the ORA-01555 error.

One possible reason can be if we
leave the cursor open for fetching while
we are processing and committing data changes for a long time.



To eliminate this error
completely-you need to modify the code in the following manner:
1. Opens the cursor.
2. Fetches the whole cursor into the collection (no data
manipulation/committing here).
3. Closes the cursor.
4. Loops through the collection, processes the data, and commits.

From the DBA’s perspective:

Avoid error by allocating rollback
segments and configuring them with proper parameter values.
 

For example see: http://www.devx.com/getHelpOn/10MinuteSolution/16600

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