Re: How to access Synonym when it has same name as that of a Table

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Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2007 22:56:24 -0800 (PST)
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Thanks Mark & Frank.

Actually I was trying to reproduce a client scenario.and wanted to refer to the Synonym (whatever it is refering to) rather than object created with "same name" either in the current schema or any other for which the current owner has privilages. What I get from your replies is the fact that it is NOT right to have Synonym created with a same name that of object which could very well exist in other schema also.

From ALL_OBJECTS table, I can get on OBJECT_NAME and OBJECT_TYPE (as suggested by Frank) but exclusivly I cannot call a synonym. The scenario is very simple.

SchemaX has a table called TEST and SchemaY also has TEST table. Now a PUBLIC Synonym was created with following syntax


When SchemaY owner wants to call the PUBLIC Synonym TEST so that it can refer to SchemaX.TEST, how will he call it using the Synonym name? SchemaY owner can call TEST table either in his schema or use owner.table_name to refer to any other schema. Is there any way to ensure that I can make a call to PUBLIC Synonym (whatever it refers to) only rather that the object in my current schema having same name.

Thank you so much Received on Tue Dec 25 2007 - 00:56:24 CST

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