Use SELECT ANY DICTIONARY or SELECT_CATALOG_ROLE or O7_DICTIONARY_ACCESSIBILITY?
(Doc ID 153510.1)
Last updated on FEBRUARY 01, 2022
Applies to:Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11 [Release 9.2 to 12.1]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This document explains how users can select data from dictionary views and which means a DBA would use among the following three to provide access to dictionary views to users:
=> SELECT ANY DICTIONARY new 9i system privilege
=> SELECT_CATALOG_ROLE role
=> O7_DICTIONARY_ACCESSIBILITY init.ora parameter
The init.ora O7_DICTIONARY_ACCESSIBILITY is still available in versions 9i,10g&11g, as well as the SELECT_CATALOG_ROLE role. A new system privilege, SELECT ANY DICTIONARY, allows users to select data from dictionary views.
DBA's need to understand the subtlety between these 3 possibilities to use one or the other.
This audience for this document is intended to be DBAs and software developers.
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