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dba_users view

Posted on 2006-06-21
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Hi

When I tried this query--->desc dba_users or select username from dba_users;
I am getting this message___->ERROR:
ORA-04043: object dba_users does not exist


It used to work before but all of a sudden I got this error.

Any help would be appreciated to resolve this.

thanks in advance.
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Question by:Smruti1
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by:paquicuba
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Are you connected as SYSTEM, SYS or have DBA role?
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by:sathyagiri
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Your DBA probably revoked your grant on the dba_ tables. Ask your DBA to assign the view catalog role to you.Then you shd be to access the dba_ views
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by:mohammadzahid
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You can find out privileges currently enabled by running a query against SESSION_PRIVS view. This view will help you to determine exactly which privileges are currently enabled. And, you don't need DBA privileges to query this view.

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by:Smruti1
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Thanks to all for quick response.

I am connected as a  sysdba. I am the only one who is working as an Oracle DBA.

Thnaks in advance.
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by:sathyagiri
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Are you able to view any other DBA_ views at all?
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by:Smruti1
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Thanks satyagiri.

Yes, but not dba_users and dba_profiles.

Thanks in advance.
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you might lost this view by accident, try to run the following  script to restore it:

@<oracle_home>/rdbms/admin/catalog.sql
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by:Smruti1
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Thank you very much actonwang.

I ran catalog.sql script and now I am able to see dba_users view.


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COOL!
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