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How To Retrieve The Full Object Definition (DDL) From The Database (Doc ID 1460969.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 02, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
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This document describes a simple way to retrieve an object definition, also called the DDL (Data Definition Language) of an object.

Retrieving the complete definition (DDL) of a dictionary object (i.e. table, index, view, tablespace, etc.) can be useful in these circumstances:

- Confirm the object definition
- Transfer the object definition to another database
- Resolve a database issue using My Oracle Support to describe the properties of an object


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