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    datafile creation date

    Hi,
    Is there a view or table or statement that I can use to find the creation dates for all of the datafiles in my database?
    Thanks,
    Ramesh

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    Not sure about view/tables, but if your alert log has not been deleted, you can see when datafiles were created.
    -- Dilip

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    Thanks for the input

    Yeah, I thought about that, but looking for any info from the dictionary if possible. I have to go back to couple of years worth. I am in the processes of investigating how the database has been growing during the last couple of years. I thought, adding new datafiles would directly indicate the growth as we add datafiles only when required.
    Thanks again.
    Ramesh

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    check V$database...

    Thanks

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    No use

    Checked v$database. It gives you one line back with database creation history.
    I checked the controlfile. It gives me the list of datafiles, but not the creation time.
    Looks like I have to just go thru the alert log to get this info.

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    Does the operating system not give you file creation dates?
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    Code:
    SQL*Plus: Release 9.2.0.3.0 - Production on Thu Sep 4 11:03:55 2003
    
    Copyright (c) 1982, 2002, Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.
    
    
    Connected to:
    Oracle9i Enterprise Edition Release 9.2.0.3.0 - 64bit Production
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    JServer Release 9.2.0.3.0 - Production
    
    sys@DTGR02.WORLD> select to_char(CREATION_TIME,'DD-MM-RRRR HH24:MM:SS'),name from v$datafile;
    
    TO_CHAR(CREATION_TI NAME
    ------------------- --------------------------------------------------
    23-07-2003 05:07:34 /oradata5/oradata/DTGR02/system01.dbf
    23-07-2003 05:07:07 /oradata5/oradata/DTGR02/undotbs01.dbf
    23-07-2003 05:07:18 /oradata5/oradata/DTGR02/indx01.dbf
    23-07-2003 05:07:20 /oradata5/oradata/DTGR02/tools01.dbf
    23-07-2003 05:07:24 /oradata5/oradata/DTGR02/users01.dbf
    23-07-2003 06:07:45 /oradata5/oradata/DTGR02/drsys01.dbf
    23-07-2003 06:07:47 /oradata5/oradata/DTGR02/xdb01.dbf
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    Only if I would have looked at V$datafile instead of dba_data_files.
    Thought V$ views contains only instance specific information .

    Thanks
    Last edited by patel_dil; 09-04-2003 at 10:17 AM.
    -- Dilip

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    Thanks Adewri.
    Thank Dilip. I too looked at dba_data_files only.
    Thanks all again for your participation

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