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Locating 'lost' external tables in a schema

Forgot what you named your external tables and what directory they are in? Have no fear, our expert tells you how to locate them!

I am working on Oracle-10g. A few days ago I created several external tables in my schema. Now I don't remember the names of all the tables. Nor do I have any details about to which external directory/directories these tables are linked.

How can I locate my external tables in the database without knowing the names and the count of those external...


To locate your missing tables, use the following query:

select a.*,b.*
from dba_external_tables a, dba_directories b
where a.default_directory_name = b.directory_name


This was last published in January 2007

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