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extract column names of a table into Excel

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I have to extract 22 table names and all their column names into a Excel spreadsheet.

thank you
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Question by:vijadon
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by:cjjclifford
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Use an ODBC data source with the following SQL:

SELECT table_name, column_name, data_type FROM user_tab_columns

Or, do the following in SQLPlus:

SQL> set colsep,
SQL> spool temp.csv
SQL> SELECT table_name, column_name, data_type from user_tab_columns
SQL> spool off

Then load the created "temp.csv" file into Excel...

Cheers,
C
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anand_2000v earned 125 total points
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simpler
SQL> set colsep,
SQL> spool temp.csv
SQL> SELECT table_name||','||column_name||','|| data_type from user_tab_columns
SQL> spool off
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by:cjjclifford
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anand_2000v - how does that differ from mine????? Actually, how is it even simpler??? you've added ||','|| blocks which were not necessary with my answer ("set colsep," does this!)

vijadon (Author) - you should accept the first answer where there are duplicates.

Cheers,
C.
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by:anand_2000v
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I agree that your answer was the first correct answer. you are absolutely right. I don't have a problem if the answer is awarded to you.
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by:anand_2000v
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I had missed out reading the colsep option when I replied.
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by:cjjclifford
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anand_2000v, cheers (sorry if I came across a bit agressive, lots of "?" above... my new born baby is a little light on the sleeping and I'm a little short on sleep :-))

vijadon?
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