Some Thoughts on Oracle’s Data Dictionary

… prompted by a slightly unrelated question, but leading in a nice direction I thought.

Edit: Oh, if anyone was confused then the link was reached by clicking on the post title. But here it is anyway


2 thoughts on “Some Thoughts on Oracle’s Data Dictionary

  1. David,
    Definitely agree. Maybe I am thinking in too simple terms, but isn’t it easier to just ADD a column with the name you want, then copy the data from bad_column_name to good_column_name, then drop bad_column_name? That is usually what I do, easier than rebuilding table or hacking the data dictionary. Seems reasonably safe, if you can get the 5 minutes it takes to do it IMHO.

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