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Oracle - Get detail of a UDF

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I'm needing to see the contents of a particular user defined function in Oracle.

How do I get the detail?  I'm using Toad.
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
ID: 39244231
Try this:
select dbms_metadata.get_ddl('FUNCTION','THE_UDF_NAME') from dual;


Using Toad, you should be able to browse to the object to see the code but I'm not a Toad user so I don't know for sure.
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by:patriotpacer
ID: 39244236
>>Using Toad, you should be able to browse to the object to see the code but I'm not a Toad user so I don't know for sure.

I'm more sql server, so don't know my way around Toad very well.

Thx...let me try your tip.
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by:patriotpacer
ID: 39244249
Any tips on getting past this error?



ORA-31603: object "F_Count_Attempts" of type FUNCTION not found in schema "<<my username>>"
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_METADATA", line 5088
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_METADATA", line 7589
ORA-06512: at line 1
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
ID: 39244258
Did you add the double quotes?

Oracle converts object names to upper case.  You can force case sensitivity by using double quotes but it is not advised.

If you used mixed-case with single quotes, make it all upper case inside the single quotes.

Can you post the exact select you ran?
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by:patriotpacer
ID: 39244262
select dbms_metadata.get_ddl ('FUNCTION','F_Count_Attempts') from dual;
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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Make it upper case:

select dbms_metadata.get_ddl ('FUNCTION','F_COUNT_ATTEMPTS') from dual;
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by:patriotpacer
ID: 39244292
Still same error.  

Here's how it's used:
...Pkg_Scheduler.F_Count_Attempts(i.ID)...

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by:patriotpacer
ID: 39244301
Is it possible that I just can't see it?  Can call it but can't view contents?
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) earned 500 total points
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It doesn't matter how it's called.  Oracle still converts it to upper case.

This way all these work (assuming you have a table named bob)
select * from BOB;
select * from BoB;
select * from bob;



>>Pkg_Scheduler.F_Count_Attempts

OK, this is part of a package.  This is different.

select dbms_metadata.get_ddl ('PACKAGE_BODY','PKG_SCHEDULER') from dual;
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by:patriotpacer
ID: 39244335
Here's what I get...

ORA-31603: object "PKG_SCHEDULER" of type PACKAGE_BODY not found in schema "<<my username>>"
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_METADATA", line 5088
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_METADATA", line 7589
ORA-06512: at line 1
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
ID: 39244344
You may not have permission to see the source.

You can add the owner to the call:
select dbms_metadata.get_ddl ('PACKAGE_BODY','PKG_SCHEDULER','SCOTT') from dual;

Where SCOTT is the owning user.
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by:patriotpacer
ID: 39244356
Cool.  

Last question...

Is there a way to find the owner?
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by:patriotpacer
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thanks for all the help.
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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>>Is there a way to find the owner?

Try this:
select owner from all_objects where object_name='PKG_SCHEDULER';
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by:patriotpacer
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>>select owner from all_objects where object_name='PKG_SCHEDULER';

Thanks, slightwv!
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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No problem.

Welcome to Oracle!

Once you get over the culture shock and learn your way around, you'll never want to go back to SQL Server!!!
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