How to create an Oracle Database

Creating a database includes the following operations:
  • Creating information structures, including the data dictionary, that Oracle requires to access and use the database 
  • Creating and initializing the control files and redo log files for the database 
  • Creating new datafiles or erasing data that existed in previous datafiles
You use the CREATE DATABASE statement to perform these operations, but other actions are necessary before you have an operational database. A few of these actions are creating users and temporary tablespaces, building views of the data dictionary tables, and installing Oracle built-in packages.

An Oracle database can be created using:
Creating a database can be done either using the Oracle DatabaseConfiguration Assistant (DBCA) or by creating a SQL script using the CREATE DATABASE command. The DBCA is a graphical user interface that interacts with the Oracle Universal Installer, or can be used stand-alone, to simplify the creation of a database. The DBCA is Java-based and can be launched from any platform with a Java engine. During the installation of the Oracle Server, DBCA is launched by the Oracle Universal Installer and can automatically create a starter database for you. You have the option of using DBCA or not, and you also have the option to create a starter database. You also have the option to launch DBCA later as a standalone application to create a database. You can also migrate or upgrade an existing database if you are using a previous version of Oracle.

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