How to upgrade Dynamic Sampling on a Query already using an imported SQL Profile
I have this query that references a couple of Global Temporary Tables (GTT). These GTT have no CBO Statistics, thus Dynamic Sampling (DS) is used on them. The problem is default value of 2 at the instance level samples only 64 blocks and these GTT are large. Testing with DS on larger samples provides better quality on these dynamic statistics and a better performing Execution Plan for this particular SQL.
This SQL already uses an imported SQL Profile generated by coe_xfr_sql_profile.sql out of SQLT (MOS 215187.1) under sqlt/utl directory. This SQL Profile contains CBO Hints created out of the Outline Data contained on the other_xml column of the Plan. Still a higher level of DS is needed for these two GTT in order to produce a better performing Plan. Setting DS at the instance level or session level is not an option. Modifying the query is not an option. So the question is: “how to embed a dynamic sampling hint on a SQL that already has a SQL Profile based on an Outline“?
On the script generated by coe_xfr_sql_profile.sql add one extra Hint with the DS level that is needed. Look at sample below, where one extra Hint has added right below DB_VERSION. Since the two GTT have no CBO Statistics, they invoke DS, which would use now level 6 instead of 2.
h := SYS.SQLPROF_ATTR( q'[BEGIN_OUTLINE_DATA]', q'[IGNORE_OPTIM_EMBEDDED_HINTS]', q'[OPTIMIZER_FEATURES_ENABLE('126.96.36.199')]', q'[DB_VERSION('188.8.131.52')]', q'[OPT_PARAM('optimizer_dynamic_sampling' 6)]', q'[ALL_ROWS]',