Hi, in this practice we are going to learn how to generate table DDL, view DDL, Materialized View DDL and user DDL.
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How do you get DDL of a table in Oracle?
In real time environment some times we need to DDL of an existing table. We can perfo this activity with the help of dbms_metadata.get_ddl package.
Generate table DDL
set long 9999 set pagesize 300 lin 600 set feedback off set verify off set trimspool on select dbms_metadata.get_ddl('TABLE','EMP','SCOTT') from dual;
Outpur from above query: Using the below DDL we can create the same structure table on another server.
How do you get DDL of a view in Oracle?
It is same as we get the table DDL, so after litle change in the query you can get the View DDL also. In this step we also given the answare of this question: How can I get DDL of view?
SQL> select dbms_metadata.get_ddl('VIEW','EMP_DETAILS_VIEW','HR') FROM DUAL;
Outpur from above query: In the below view you can check complete DDL of VIEW.
Get ddl of materialized view in oracle
Using the below query you will get the materialized view DDL.
SQL> select dbms_metadata.get_ddl('MATERIALIZED_VIEW','&M_VIEW_NAME','&OWNER_OF_MVIEW') from dual;
How do you get DDL of a schema in Oracle?
If you realy want to genrate any existing schema DDL to create other schema with same structure use the below command. “How can I get DDL of a user?”
SQL>select dbms_metadata.get_ddl('USER','SCOTT') from dual;
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