12c querying inventory from plsql



Oracle have released a new package with 12c called DBMS_QOPATCH which allows you to query the inventory of the server itself and see what opatch sees from inside the inventory on the server.

QOPATCH - 'query opatch' - you see what they did there...

Now i guess you could have done this yourself in earlier versions using some clever code but oracle have done the hard work for you and there are a variety of functions to be called from within this package.

I'm still not really sure what the use case is for this package but it is quite clever anyway so I've done a quick demo.

In its basic form you can just dump out the inventory in xml format -and the whole thing looks a bit messy:

SQL> select DBMS_QOPATCH.GET_OPATCH_LSINVENTORY from dual;

GET_OPATCH_LSINVENTORY
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?> <InventoryInstance> <ora

SQL> set pages 0 lines 1024 long 1000000
SQL> /
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?> <InventoryInstance> <oracleHome> <UId>OracleHome-946f1ea1-389e-4872-a1ef-924e04dc2e87</UId> <targetTy                                        peId>oracle_home</targetTypeId> <patchingModel>oneoff</patchingModel> <path>/oracle/12.0.0.1</path> <targetTypeId>oracle_home</targetTypeId> <inventoryLocati                                        on>/oracle/oraInventory</inventoryLocation> <isShared>false</isShared> </oracleHome> <patches> <patch xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" x                                        si:type="Patch"> <UId>Patch-a92de3bb-5d25-47fc-b46a-b9b49e5e4aad</UId> <patchID>17316776</patchID> <bugs> <bug id="17316776"> <UId>FlexibleDataType-80577627-                                        f065-43fd-90f9-58281df0b6f3</UId> <description>INCORRECT SYS PASSWORD IS SPECIFIED IN PSE OF BUG;17033183</description> </bug> </bugs> <prereqPatches/> <crea                                        tionDate>8 Oct 2013, 11:52:10 hrs PST8PDT</creationDate> <appliedDate>2014-01-20T21:21:26Z</appliedDate> <rollbackable>true</rollbackable> <uniquePatchID>167                                        63713</uniquePatchID> <patchDescription></patchDescription> <wlsPrereqPatches/> <m
inimumOPatchVersion></minimumOPatchVersion> <patchLanguage>en</patchLanguage> <osPlatforms> <osPlatform id="0"> <UId>FlexibleDataType-841594ae-11be-4e74-9cd6                                        -6e1f937fad06</UId> <ver

........ etc

Oracle have helpfully provided some xml stylesheets to extracts the bits you might be interested in and present them in a nice format as shown here


SQL> select xmltransform(DBMS_QOPATCH.GET_OPATCH_LSINVENTORY, DBMS_QOPATCH.GET_O                                                                                                                     PATCH_XSLT) from dual;

Oracle Querayable Patch Interface 1.0
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Oracle Home       : /oracle/12.0.0.1
Inventory         : /oracle/oraInventory
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                                                                                                     Installed Top-level Products (1):
Oracle Database 12c                                    12.1.0.1.0
Installed Products ( 131)

Oracle Database 12c                                         12.1.0.1.0
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Oracle Database Plugin for Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder  12.1.0.1.0
Oracle Configuration Manager Client                         10.3.2.1.0
Oracle Configuration Manager                                10.3.7.0.3
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Expat libraries                                             2.0.1.0.2
Oracle Bali Share                                           11.1.1.6.0
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Oracle Notification Service for Instant Client              12.1.0.1.0
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Oracle Notification Service (eONS)                          12.1.0.1.0
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Oracle Core Required Support Files for Core DB              12.1.0.1.0
Oracle Core Required Support Files                          12.1.0.1.0
Sample Schema Data                                          12.1.0.1.0
Oracle Starter Database                                     12.1.0.1.0
Oracle Message Gateway Common Files                         12.1.0.1.0
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Oracle JFC Extended Windowing Toolkit                       11.1.1.6.0
Oracle Globalization Support For Core                       12.1.0.1.0
Oracle Database Deconfiguration                             12.1.0.1.0
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OLAP SQL Scripts                                            12.1.0.1.0
Database SQL Scripts                                        12.1.0.1.0
Oracle Globalization Support                                12.1.0.1.0
Oracle Extended Windowing Toolkit                           11.1.1.6.0
SQL*Plus Files for Instant Client                           12.1.0.1.0
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Oracle ODBC Driver                                          12.1.0.1.0
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Oracle Java Layout Engine                                   11.0.0.0.0
Oracle Database User Interface                              11.0.0.0.0
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HAS Common Files                                            12.1.0.1.0
PL/SQL                                                      12.1.0.1.0
Assistant Common Files                                      12.1.0.1.0
Oracle Notification Service                                 12.1.0.1.0
Oracle Net                                                  12.1.0.1.0
Oracle Database Utilities                                   12.1.0.1.0
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Oracle Database Gateway for ODBC                            12.1.0.1.0
Oracle Programmer                                           12.1.0.1.0
Oracle Netca Client                                         12.1.0.1.0
SQL*Plus                                                    12.1.0.1.0
Oracle Multimedia Locator                                   12.1.0.1.0
Oracle Multimedia                                           12.1.0.1.0
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)                                 12.1.0.1.0
Oracle XML Development Kit                                  12.1.0.1.0
Database Configuration and Upgrade Assistants               12.1.0.1.0
Oracle JVM                                                  12.1.0.1.0
Oracle Advanced Security                                    12.1.0.1.0
Oracle Internet Directory Client                            12.1.0.1.0
Oracle Net Listener                                         12.1.0.1.0
HAS Files for DB                                            12.1.0.1.0
Oracle Text                                                 12.1.0.1.0
Oracle Net Services                                         12.1.0.1.0
Oracle Database 12c                                         12.1.0.1.0
Oracle OLAP                                                 12.1.0.1.0
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Interim patches:

Patch    17316776:   applied on 2014-01-20T21:21:26Z
Unique Patch ID: 16763713
  Patch Description:
  Created on     : 8 Oct 2013, 11:52:10 hrs PST8PDT
  Bugs fixed:
         17316776
  Files Touched:

    catcdb.sql
    catcdb_int.sql



SQL>


All very clever but i still dont see the point - why would you need to do this? We do all this kind of inventory stuff from cloud control and have it in one central point.

Maybe there is some use for it that i'm missing for now......

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