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Calcite | Level 5



is there a procedure function etc that i can use to check the size of my table in oracle , and overite it with a new table ,given that my newly generated table in sas is bigger than the one in oracle.

i will basically do my calculation in sas , if the table in sas is bigger than the one in oracle then i will drop the old table and create the new table.

in oracle i could use a pl/sql procedure but i want to automate the process in sas.


your assistance is very much apprecaited in this regard.




Tourmaline | Level 20

Hmm, doesn't sound like a streamlined way of handling your data. Are you sure that size is the only parameter?

And why do you wish to replace it? Isn't it better just to have one copy of the data? Multiple entities causes confusion and and probably drives maintenance costs.

Size, meaning no of records?

A simple select count(*) would probably do, but ask your Oracle DBA for alternatives to optimize that query.

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