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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)
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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
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>>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
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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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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
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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
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Still same error.  

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

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by:patriotpacer
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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
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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)
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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
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Cool.  

Last question...

Is there a way to find the owner?
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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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No problem.

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