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How to Check Database Schemas in Oracle Database on Linux Server?

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I'm not a Unix expert, but we have installed an Oracle DB on Linux server. we ran a script that created a lot of oracle schemas inside a database called: demo.

I am logged on to that database server and using Sqlplus to login as SYSTEM.

I would like to be able to view all the schemas that were created and also to be able to change the password for some of them.

could you please provide some commands on how I can do this type of DB admin tasks direclty from the sqlplus command line?

Thanks.
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by:woolmilkporc
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Check with

select * from dba_users;

Alter the password with

alter user schema identified by new_password;

Wmp
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by:Darius Ghassem
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One you can use Oracle Enterprise Manager

Or from sqlplus using this command select distinct owner from dba_objects;
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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Instead of 'select *':  select username
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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I'm no Oracle expert either, but try these:

SELECT username FROM all_users ORDER BY username;

alter user <user_name> identified by <new_password>;
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by:matrix0511
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Guys, How can I use Oracle Enterprise Manager? I think that the GUI of using Oracle Enterprise Manager would be best.

I have the Oracle client intalled with admin stools but i don't see Oracle Enterprise Manager. Can someone help me with access to OEM?

Thanks
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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>>Can someone help me with access to OEM?

OEM is now browser based as of 10g.  The 9i OEM fat Java version still works against a 10g database.  After that:  Either dbConsole inside the database itself or Grid Control for managing multiple instances.   Either way:  Browser based.

>>I think that the GUI of using Oracle Enterprise Manager would be best.

Opinion.  I prefer sqlplus and a simple select statement.  But, that is just me.  Besides, OEM doesn't offer a SQL worksheet like SQL Developer, if you like GUIs.
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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by:matrix0511
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Last thing Guys, whats the SQL command to search for ALL tablespaces in the Oracle DB?
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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>>whats the SQL command to search for ALL tablespaces in the Oracle DB?

This is a different question.

All the data dictionalry views are in the docs:
select tablespace_name from dba_tablespaces;


Keep this SQL handy:
select view_name from dba_views where view_name like upper('%&view_to_find%') order by 1
/


I call it: find_view.sql

When you execute it and prompted, just enter a partial word like tablespace and it will show you ALL the views that are like that term.

99% of the time a view will pop up and it will be obvious what one you need.
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by:matrix0511
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@slightwv,

With the SQL you provided: select view_name from dba_views where view_name like upper('%&view_to_find%') order by 1

Are you suggesting that I take that one line and paste it in Notepad and save it as...  .SQL file? then upload it to my Oracle DB Linux server  location?

If so, how would I run that script from the Linux server? Not sure how to execute sql scripts on Oracle Linux server.

I just need more detailed steps. Thanks
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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>>then upload it to my Oracle DB Linux server  location?

Save it where ever you run sqlplus from.  To execute the script from sqlplus:
SQL>@find_view

by default sqplplus looks for scripts in the folder you execute sqlplus from.  If you save it to another folder:
SQL> @/some/path/find_view
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by:matrix0511
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Ok. I just copied your SQL and pasted it into my Sqlplus session. See results below. It still doesn't list all of my tablespaces. Did I not enter the correct info? when it prompted me I entered: tablespace.

But I know I have tablespaces called: PRODDTAT, PRODDTAI, TESTDTAT, TESTDTAI, etc, etc.
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by:matrix0511
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SQL Command Results
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) earned 2000 total points
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you are mis-understanding what I am saying:

To find your tablespaces uses  the DBA_TABLESPACES view that I posted in http:#a37827849

select tablespace_name from dba_tablespaces;



The other SQL is just a helper to help you locate the data dictionary view you need.  For example: You were looking for tablespaces, run my find_view script and enter tablespace.  In the list, you see DBA_TABLESPACES?  That might be the view you need...

The original question, you were looking for USERS, run the find_view script, enter USER and you see the view: DBA_USERS.

If is just a simple way to locate the correct view to find what you are looking for.  Then again, you can always ask a question here...
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by:Darius Ghassem
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That shows you the views within the system this is not showing you the tablespaces.

this will show you the view for tablespaces:

select tablespace_name from dba_tablespaces;
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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dariusg,

I already posted that exact query in http:#a37827849

The rest of the SQL was for future help in finding the correct view.

Please read all previous posts before posting.
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by:Darius Ghassem
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slightwv,

I was explaining to him what you put. I wasn't trying to post the same thing over again.
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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"this will show you the view for tablespaces:" comes across as posting duplicate information not explaining a previous post without a reference to a previous post.
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by:matrix0511
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I got it guys. Thanks for explaining all this Slightwv. I appreciate it.
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by:Darius Ghassem
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@slightwv

As you can see the first part of the second sentence was cut off which was pointing back to your post.

Look I have been an expert for a while on EE check my credentials.
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Thanks!
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