Chapter 10. Analyzing PL/SQL Code

Code writing and tuning is the first stage of application life cycle development. As this life cycle matures and grows, the maintenance of code base becomes mandatory for code analysis and forecasts. The code management strategy aims at code testing, tracing, profiling, and reporting the coding information. This chapter covers some recommended techniques to analyze PL/SQL code through Oracle-supplied resources such as data dictionary views, initialization parameters, and built-in packages. Within the scope of the chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Tracing and generating reports on PL/SQL source code
  • Reporting usage of identifiers in PL/SQL source code
  • Extracting schema object definitions using DBMS_METADATA ...

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