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How to Describe All Tables and Views

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The lack of a DESCRIBE ALL command frustrated me when working on my first Oracle Applications instance. I wrote a view that describes all tables and views in a schema. Then, I wrote a query that formats the data from the view. The datatypes are now current for Oracle 11g. There’s also a PHP program to provide a web view of the data.

The query lets you see the formatted data from the SQL> prompt, where you can spool it to a file.

You can find the view, query and PHP program here.

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Written by maclochlainn

June 29, 2008 at 5:07 am

Posted in Oracle

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