Script To Quickly Find Object Info

January 5, 2012

Here is a script I’ve used to quickly hunt down objects and information about them.

Very useful to find things like: exact spellings, other objects with a similar spelling, or owned by a different user, synonyms, etc.



foinfo.sql:  find object info

Script to find objects and information about them.
By Rodger Lepinsky


accept ls_object_name prompt "Enter the object name to find info about:  " ;

select     object_type  ||  '   '  ||  owner || '.' || object_name   ||
               '    ' || object_id 
          as object_and_object_id
/*  ,  CREATED
  ,   LAST_DDL_TIME    */
from all_objects    /* By Rodger Lepinsky */
/* where upper(object_name) = trim(upper('&ls_object_name'))  */
where upper(object_name) like trim(upper('%&ls_object_name%'))      
/* and object_type IN ('TABLE', 'VIEW')  */ 
order by object_type, owner, object_name

In some environments, the different timestamps have been useful. Ie. Has the object just been recompiled?

You can vary the script as you see fit. Change it to find only with an exact spelling. Restrict it to objects types such as a TABLE or VIEW. Check the timestamps. Etc.


Notes on DEPTREE

January 5, 2012

After writing my own scripts to find either all parents or children of an object, I took a look at Oracle’s solution to find dependencies:


It was actually written about 20 years ago, in 1991:
Rem rkooi 10/19/91 – Creation

Running the script, creates a number of objects:

VIEW   SYS.DEPTREE    3304378
VIEW   SYS.IDEPTREE    3304379

7 rows selected.

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Finding All Generations Of An Object’s Children

January 5, 2012

Say you have an object, such as a table. What are all objects are dependent on it? That is, all generations. Children, Grandchildren. Great-Grandchildren. Great-Great-Grandchildren. Etc. ??

Four Generations

Four Generations

If you drop that object, all generations of its children will become invalid.

The classic case is a table. There are generations of objects that are built referencing them.




This script will be useful for:
– Determining the Order Of Operations when building objects.
– Determining Multiple dependencies
– Assessing the impact of changing a table structure, or dropping a table.

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The Parents And The Order Of Operations

December 29, 2011

When you build objects in a new environment, you need to build them in the right order of operations.

Until you have all the objects in place, you can’t create a procedure that references them all. And if those objects require more parent objects, they must be created first too. For example:

procedure reads
    view which reads a
       table which is composed of a


Recently I wrote in my other post about the parent and child dependencies. They give a lot of great information. But they only go one level in either direction. As you know, there can be many levels of objects.

What is the order of operations to build them? I’ve written some complex scripts here to find all the successive parents of an object.

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Very Useful Scripts To Find Object Dependencies

December 27, 2011

For DBAs and Developers.

When you are developing schemas, a lot of objects get created. It can be really confusing to keep track of them all. Especially when you now need to create a few dozen in a new environment.

What is even worse, is when you start to maintain databases and schemas that you didn’t build yourself. If you drop a table or unsuccesfully modify a view, all their children will now become invalid. Suddenly child procedures and packages that reference them will not work.

Here you can find some sqlplus scripts that I have used for years to see the dependencies in schema objects. Run the script, and enter in the object you have questions on. Very fast and effective.

They have been extremely useful to determine things like:
– The order of operations to create objects. Parents first. Then children.
– The impact of dropping a view, package, procedure.
– Causes of object invalidation such as another invalid object.
– All the tables that a package is accessing directly. For those multiple 18 table joins.
– Whether a package, function or procedure calls other prodecures.
– Obscure issues, such as references to variables in packages.


To Find Just The Parents of an Oracle Database Object:

Parent objects must be created first, before creating the child object. If the parent object is dropped, all subsequent child objects will become invalid.

This info is very important in new environments, such as moving from Dev to Test. Or Test to Prod.

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Script To List Objects That Won’t Extend

April 19, 2011

Here is an Oracle DBA script to list objects that won’t extend due to no more room in the tablespace.

If the tablespace is set to autoextend (via the datafile clause(s)) this will not be a big issue. But if the datafiles are not set to autoextend, processes can stop until the DBA intervenes.

Use this script proactively.

This script will list objects that won't be able to extend
due to insufficient space in the tablespace

Select TableSpace_Name
, Owner
, Segment_Name
, Segment_Type
, To_Char((Next_Extent / 1024 / 1024), '999,999') || 'M' Nxt_Ext
From Sys.DBA_Segments A
Where Not Exists
(Select 'x'
From Sys.DBA_Free_Space B
Where A.TableSpace_Name = B.TableSpace_Name
And B.Bytes >= (A.Next_Extent * (1 + (A.Pct_Increase / 100)))
Order By TableSpace_Name, Segment_Name

Output will look similar to:

------------------------------ ------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------



DBA Script: How Full Are The Tablespaces?

April 19, 2011

Here is a useful script to show how full the tablespaces are. I’ve used it many times!  It’s ordered by Percent full, but you can order it any way you like.

Script to show how full the tablespaces are:
By Rodger Lepinsky
ltsu.sql  for:  List TableSpace Use. 


SELECT ts.tablespace_name,
to_char ( ( nvl( ts.total_bytes , 0 ) - nvl(used_bytes, 0) ) / 1024 / 1024 , '999,999' )
as free_megs,
to_char ( nvl(used_bytes , 0) / 1024 / 1024 , '999,999' )
as used_megs,
to_char ( nvl(ts.total_bytes, 0) / 1024 / 1024 , '999,999' )
as total_megs ,
to_char ( (( nvl(used_bytes, 0) / ( nvl(ts.total_bytes,0) )) * 100) , '999.99')
as Percent_Full
sum( nvl(BYTES,0) ) as total_bytes
from dba_data_files
) ts,
( SELECT tablespace_name,
nvl(SUM(bytes), 0 ) used_bytes
FROM dba_extents
GROUP BY tablespace_name
) used_space
WHERE ts.tablespace_name = used_space.tablespace_name (+)
order by 5

Output will be similar to:

------------------------------ -------- -------- -------- -------
TS_DP                                50        0       50     .00
TS_SALES_DATA_ENGINE_X               50        0       50     .00
DW_REFERENCE_TBS                    134        0      134     .00
DEMANTRA                          5,400        0    5,400     .00
DW_REFERENCE_IDX                    100        0      100     .00
BIA_RTL                           1,000        0    1,000     .00
DW_LOOKUP_TBS                       100        0      100     .00
DW_AGGREGATE_IDX                    100        0      100     .00
DW_MVLOG_TBS                        100        0      100     .00
OLAP_BAAD                         1,500        0    1,500     .00
TS_SIM_X                             50        0       50     .00
OWAPUB                               10        0       10     .00

B2B_RT                                4       38       42   90.33
APPS_TS_MEDIA                       497    4,715    5,211   90.47
RBS_MIG                               4       39       43   90.70
UDDISYS_TS                            2       19       21   90.77
CWMLITE                               2       21       23   91.85
ORABPEL                               1       11       12   95.31

69 rows selected.

Note:  this script can take a long time, if you have a slow server, many tablespaces, objects, and of course, extents, which the objects are made out of.

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