Automatic tuning advice for a specified SQL_ID

A SQL*Plus script for tuning a query using dbms_sqltune

Let's say you have a poorly performing SQL statement in your production system. Due to the requirements for an audit trail and so on, DBAs cannot just go to Enterprise Manager and press the button - they need a named script in the support ticket.

Or maybe this is just a dev/test system, but copying and pasting the SQL statement onto the SQL*Plus command line changes the SQL ID. Or you have identified the ID anyway, and so it's just more convenient to specify it. Either way, now you can simply run something like:

@tune_sql_id dnrtsnqgfqzsz

This will run a dbms_sqltune tuning task, just as Enterprise Manager would, and display the recommendations, together with instructions for applying them. (It doesn't actually make any changes itself, other than defining the tuning task.)

Tested in

-- Script to submit SQL_ID to Oracle SQL Tuning Advisor (DBMS_SQLTUNE).
-- Usage: @tune_sql_id [SQL ID]
-- e.g. @tune_sql_id dnrtsnqgfqzsz
-- @tune_sql_id dnrtsnqgfqzsz 10
-- Requires ADVISOR system privilege to run tuning task. Requires CREATE ANY SQL PROFILE to apply a profile.
-- If DBMS_SQLTUNE finds an improved plan the recommendations section will include a note like this:
-- SQL Profile Finding (see explain plans section below)
-- -----------------------------------------------------------------
-- A potentially better execution plan was found for this statement.
-- This script captures the recommendation and generates a PL/SQL block which it displays at the end, accompanied by a backout statement.
-- Copy and paste the generated statement onto the command line and execute it.
-- Execution plans will then include a note that the profile was applied. The profile can also be found in DBA_SQL_PROFILES.

var minutes number;
var recommendations clob
var plsql_call varchar2(200);
var plsql_backout varchar2(200);

set term off
store set sqlplus_settings.sql replace
set define '&'

col 1 new_value 1
col 2 new_value 2
select '' as "1", 0 as "2" from dual where 1=2;
def sql_id = '&1'
def minutes = '&2'

set term on
set feedback off
set verify off
set serverout on size 200000
set autotrace off
set autoprint off
set long 50000
set linesize 160
set longchunksize 160
col recommendations format a111 word

   if '&minutes' > 0 then
      :minutes := to_number('&minutes');
      :minutes := 10;
   end if;

   dbms_output.put_line('Running tuning advisor for maximum of ' || :minutes || ' minute' || case when :minutes > 1 then 's' end || '.');
   dbms_output.put_line('Check progress using the following query:');
   ( 'select * from dba_advisor_log where owner = ''' || user || '''' || chr(10) ||
   'and execution_start >= to_date(''' || to_char(sysdate,'YYYYMMDD HH24:MI:SS') || ''',''YYYYMMDD HH24:MI:SS'');' );

   k_sql_id constant v$sqlstats.sql_id%type := '&sql_id';
   k_taskname constant varchar2(50) := user || '_' || k_sql_id;
   v_task varchar2(30);
   v_priv_check integer := 0;
   select count(*) into v_priv_check
   from user_sys_privs p
   where p.privilege in ('ADVISOR','OEM_ADVISOR');

   if v_priv_check = 0 then
      :recommendations := 'ADVISOR or OEM_ADVISOR system privilege is required to use the DBMS_SQLTUNE tuning task procedures.';

      -- Drop the task in case we are re-running for same SQL ID:
      -- (also double-checks for privilege)
         no_advisor_privs exception; pragma exception_init(no_advisor_privs, -13616);
         no_such_tuning_task exception; pragma exception_init(no_such_tuning_task, -13605);

         when no_advisor_privs then dbms_output.put_line('The current user has not been granted the ADVISOR privilege.');
         when no_such_tuning_task then null;

      -- Create a SQL Tuning task for our SQL...
      v_task :=
         ( sql_id => k_sql_id
         , time_limit => :minutes * 60
         , scope => 'COMPREHENSIVE'
         , task_name => k_taskname
         , description => 'Created on ' || to_char(sysdate,'YYYY-MM-DD HH24:MI') || ' using tune_sql_id.sql' );


      :recommendations := dbms_sqltune.report_tuning_task(k_taskname);

      if :recommendations like '%dbms_sqltune.accept_sql_profile%' then
         -- Parse out the call to DBMS_SQLTUNE:
         :plsql_call := 'exec' || ' ' || regexp_replace(replace(regexp_substr(:recommendations,'dbms_sqltune.accept_sql_profile..*;', 1,1,'n'),chr(10)),' *',' ');

         -- Add 'name' parameter reusing the task name as the profile name (otherwise it will be generated as e.g. SYS_SQLPROF_014afcf1d566c005):
         :plsql_call := replace(:plsql_call,');', ', name => ''' || k_taskname || ''');');
         :plsql_backout := 'exec dbms_sqltune.drop_sql_profile(''' || k_taskname || ''');';
         :plsql_call := '[No SQL profile to apply]';
         :plsql_backout := '[No SQL profile to back out]';
      end if;
   end if;

set term on
set feed off

select :recommendations "Recommendations:" from dual;

set heading off

prompt Execute the following PL/SQL block to apply the recommended SQL profile:
select :plsql_call from dual;
prompt To back out this change, execute the following PL/SQL block:
select :plsql_backout from dual;

set term off

undefine 1
undefine sql_id
set term on