HowTo: Show recursive dependencies and reverse: which objects are dependent of ...

(Doc ID 756350.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 7.3.4.0 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 7.3.4 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 12-Jun-2016***

Goal

In a number of cases you want to know the (recursive) dependencies of an object, for example:
- which object did trigger recompilation of the object in question
- which object does prevent compilation of the object in question (example datadictionary object in wrong schema)
- ...

A question might be which objects are dependent of a specific object (reverse of dependencies overview), for example:
- which objects will become invalid if specific object is dropped
- what is the dependency chain pointing to this specific object
- ...

Solution

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