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List all tables that contain a given column name
To list all tables that contain a given column name:
select sysobjects.name, * from syscolumns, sysobjects where syscolumns.name='column-name' and sysobjects.id = syscolumns.id and (sysobjects.xtype='U' or sysobjects.xtype='S') and sysobjects.name like 'sys%'
These notes have been tested with Oracle 9 under Windows XP.
This page represents one page of many pages of notes I made whilst working with Oracle 7 through to 10i. I now no longer work with Oracle databases, but hope that these notes will continue to be of benefit to others.
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