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

(Doc ID 1460969.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 18, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


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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