This will not work with links that are private. If user James has a private dblink you need to create dblink James.dblink and for this you need the owner.The name of the owner is not in link$. there is only user number that you need to link to all_users by user_id.
Adar Yechiel Rechovot, Israel Dan Norris wrote:
Cleaner how? Seems to me they are equivalent, but #2 takes a lot less setup, no?Dan Sent from my iPhoneOn Nov 18, 2008, at 10:02 AM, "Bradd Piontek" <piontekdd@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:piontekdd@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:You may want to look at how datapump handles this in 10g. If memory serves (queue the Iron Chef music), datapump now uses the same syntax as 'create user identified by values 'HASH');I see two ways to accomplish this: 1. use Datapump to export the database links. PARFILE would look something like this: CONTENT=METADATA_ONLY FULL=Y INCLUDE=DB_LINK you can then use datapump to import into your dev database. 2. I did a quick test of this with a database link and it worked. select name,userid,passwordx,host from sys.link$; I then constructed a create statement:create database link <name> connect to <userid> identified by values '<passwordx>' using '<host>';I was able to use the link. I think method 1 is a lot cleaner, however. Bradd Piontek "Next to doing a good job yourself, the greatest joy is in having someoneelse do a first-class job under your direction."-- William FeatherOn Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 7:27 AM, Nagaraj S <nagaraj.chk@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:nagaraj.chk@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:Hi Gurus,I have a requirement. I need to drop all the DB links in the Development database and recreate them as of Production database. How can i do that... Am aware on oracle 9i we can use dynamic script to create dblink by querying sys.link$. How can I over come this in 10gRegards, Nagaraj