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I have a table in a schema that has data and can be described.  I can't find it anywhere and suspect it to be a linked table.  How can I determine the source of this table?
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Question by:shelbyinfotech
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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oracle does not have "linked tables" as such.
if it's not really a table, it is either:
* a SYNONYM
* a materialized view
* a normal view

where/how do you see that "table" ?
some tools will show for example the materialized views also as "tables" ...
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sdstuber earned 2000 total points
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try using the function here


http://www.experts-exchange.com/Database/Oracle/A_8397-Resolving-Oracle-Object-Names-and-Synonym-Chains.html


select resolve_name('YOUR_TABLE') from dual;

there are other parameters available to adjust the resolution path
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by:Naveen Kumar
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query dba_objects view for that object name and that should tell you what it is right. you can find it easily whether it is a synonym or table or view or mv.

select * from dba_objects
where object_name = 'YOUR_SEARCH_OBJECT' ;

Thanks,
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