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How to export synonyms?

Hello forum,

for creating a test instance we want to export catalog data from selected users/schemas including their synonyms. With loadercli the commands "export user catalog ..." or "export schema <dbuser> ..." don't extract the synoyms. And "export table synonyms ..." doesn't works either.

How can we export synonyms without exporting the data? Our version is 7.6.06.03 on linux (64bit).

Regards,

Thomas

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    Posted on Apr 15, 2011 at 03:18 PM

    Hi Thomas,

    you can't export synonyms at the moment. This is most likely a bug and I have to check this. I'll get back to you as soon as I found the reason. Unfortunately I even do not have a workaround for you.

    Sorry for the inconvenience.

    Regards,

    Steffen

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    • Hi Lars,

      I think, that our solution is a little bit too simple for a HowTo, but here it is:

      1. Get values:

      select synonymname, tableschemaname, tablename from synonyms where owner = '<dbuser>'

      2. Run loop with sql commands generated from extracted values:

      create synonym <synonymname> for <tableschemaname>.<tablename>

      An shorter alternative will be:

      select 'create synonym ' & synonymname & ' for ' & tableschemaname & '.' & tablename from synonyms where owner = '<dbuser>'

      That's all.

      Regards,

      Thomas

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