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SharePlex 11.1 - Reference Guide

About this guide Conventions used in this guide Revision History SharePlex Commands for Oracle SharePlex Commands for PostgreSQL SharePlex parameters General SharePlex utilities Oracle Cloud Infrastructure SharePlex environment variables

About this guide

This guide is a reference for the following:

  • SharePlex commands — an overview of the commands that control replication through sp_ctrl, an explanation of command authorization levels, and detailed documentation for each command.
  • SharePlex parameters — an overview of the SharePlex tuning parameters, how they are set and stored, and detailed documentation for parameters that can be changed by SharePlex users.
  • SharePlex utilities — the SharePlex utilities and their use.
  • SharePlex error messages — common error codes, their cause, and the suggested resolution.

Users of the SharePlex Reference Guide should have a thorough understanding of SharePlex before issuing commands, changing parameters or attempting to solve problems.

Other SharePlex Documentation

For the complete SharePlex documentation set, go to

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Conventions used in this guide

Conventions used in this manual

The following typographic conventions are used in this guide:

  • Bold represents required components of a command or option that must be typed as shown.
  • Italics represent variables defined, named or entered by the user.
  • {Braces} enclose required arguments.
  • [Brackets] represent optional command components and may also be used in example command strings to emphasize required user defined variables in long strings.


    reconcile queue {queuename} for {datasource-datadest} [on host]

  • A vertical bar, or “pipe” character, ( | ) within brackets or braces indicates that you can use only one of the enclosed components.


    abort service {service | all}

Names of commands, programs, directories and files are expressed in Bold.

Other names are expressed in capital letters using the default font.


The sp_ctrl program is located in the bin directory.

Open the oramsglst file.

Find the value for ORACLE_HOME.

Click Apply.

System displays, such as prompts and command output, are expressed in a monofaced (fixed-space) font.



User is a viewer (level=3)

Windows menu items, dialog boxes, and options within dialog boxes are expressed in Bold.


From the File menu, select Print.

System names are expressed generically or fictitiously. When necessary, the source system (or primary system) is referred to as SysA. Target systems (or secondary systems) are referred to as SysB, SysC, SysD, and so forth.

Revision History

Document Version Date Change History
2 21st July 2023

Added a note in the Activate Config for PostgreSQL section regarding activating config with LSN .

3 28th February 2024

Updated the licensing information in the SharePlex License Utilities section.

4 5th March 2024 Added the configuration settings required to replicate emoji characters to a non-Oracle target in the Characterset category section of the Target command.
5 17th April 2024 Updated the Actual Value field related information in the List Param command section.
6 6th May 2024 Added limitations for the copy/append command.

SharePlex Commands for Oracle

The SharePlex commands configure, start, stop, control, and monitor the replication process. SharePlex commands are issued through the sp_ctrl interface.

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