That's the requirement as the pl/sql code is still in the testing stage at lower levels and is not yet approved to moved to production.
From: "Dennis Williams" <oracledba.williams@xxxxxxxxx>
CC: danielwfink@xxxxxxxxx, oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Testing Refresh Procedure
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 16:06:27 -0600
My requirements is also similar where I have to refresh the lower regions (databases - development,system,acceptance etc.) from production data but not the functions,procedures,packages etc. very frequently. I use exp, and imp data after disabling triggers,fk constraints and truncating tables.The advantage of cloning techniques compared to export/import is that you receive an exact replica of the production system. Why would you want to exclude functions, procedures, packages, etc.? The idea is that before a change is promoted to production it is tested against a current copy of production. The worst circumstance is that you promote something to production only to discover after much anguish that production has a different version of a function, procedure, package, or etc. than the test database.Dennis Williams