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Oracle 9i: Is there any way to list the v$ views and all columns.

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Hello Experts,

I'm trying to learn more Oracle my investigating the information found in the "DBA" views and "V$" views.  Using "DBA_COL_COMMENTS" view I can get the table_name, the column name, and a comment about the column -- for "DBA" views.  Is there any way I can obtain this information for "V$" views?

Thanks for your help/time.
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by:andertst
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select owner, view_name
from dba_views
where view_name like 'V%';
You will notice that they mostly start with v_$.  The v$ are synonyms.

HTH
Stephen

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morphman earned 20 total points
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Here is a link to and explanation of some ofthe views, which may be  more useful if you want to learn more about v$ views.

http://www.adp-gmbh.ch/ora/misc/dynamic_performance_views.html

And some more :-

http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/doc/oracle/server803/A54645_01/ch3.htm
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