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  1. #1
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    Sep 2005

    Unanswered: Looking for a certain value in DB

    Is there a way to look at a given schema (schema 'XYZ') and look at every column on every table, looking for a value of 35006 or '35006'? I don't know if one one table it may be an integer, or text on another table.

    Basically, I need to find a needle in the proverbial haystack.

  2. #2
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    Jan 2004
    that is good question, as far as I know this is a manual adhoc text provides this functionality I think.

    ps. other members of the forum may have some good suggestions.

  3. #3
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    May 2006
    Yep...look at Note: 243096.1 on Metalink.

  4. #4
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    Sep 2005
    I don't have access to metalink

  5. #5
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    Sep 2005
    Here's what I have so far. I can't however figure out how to print out the table/column name when it does find a match. Any ideas ????

    SET termout OFF echo OFF feed OFF trimspool ON head ON pages 0
    spool c:\DATA\countall.tmp
    -- Text values
    SELECT 'select * from '||table_name||' where '||column_name||' like ''%35006%'''||';'
    FROM user_tab_columns
    WHERE data_type = 'VARCHAR2'
    --SELECT 'select * from '||table_name||' where '||column_name||' = 35006;'
    --FROM user_tab_columns
    --WHERE data_type = 'NUMBER'
    spool OFF
    SET termout ON
    SET head ON feed ON

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