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Chris Saxon

Thanks for the question, Jan.

Asked: December 18, 2019 - 7:43 am UTC

Answered by: Chris Saxon - Last updated: December 18, 2019 - 11:25 am UTC

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Dear Tom,

As you develop in APEX you can move all your PL/SQL code into packages or you can put all on APEX. How this affect performance?

I know that it is better to move code to packages to make quick changes and have more control over code.

Jan Kowalski

and we said...

There are some PL/SQL performance features that are only available in compiled database code. For example, the result cache:


  l int;
  function f ( p int ) 
    return int result_cache as
    retval int;
    return retval;
  end f;
  l := f ( 1 );

ORA-06550: line 5, column 12:
PLS-00999: implementation restriction (may be temporary) RESULT_CACHE is disallowed on subprograms in anonymous blocks

Shifting PL/SQL as-is from APEX -> database packages may have little or no direct performance benefit. But it does open up tuning possibilities not available if all the code is in your APEX app.

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