sas >> Oracle DESCRIBE in Batch PROC SQL?

by Tim Berryhill » Fri, 22 Aug 2003 11:50:44 GMT

I am banging some PROC SQL from SAS 8.2 on unix against a few Oracle 9i
tables. Is there a way to pass DESCRIBE schema.object from SAS to Oracle?
I can open a new window, fire up SQLplus, and run the DESCRIBE, but I would
prefer to "cast it in code."

Suggestions appreciated,
Tim Berryhill




sas >> Oracle DESCRIBE in Batch PROC SQL?

by Richard A. DeVenezia » Fri, 22 Aug 2003 12:52:46 GMT





would

Can I presume you want meta-data of Oracle tables returned back to SAS
session ?

You could assign libref to oracle space and use proc sql to select stuff
from dictionary.columns.

Or you could 'roll your own' and select stuff from Oracle meta tables,
select * from all_tab_columns where table_name = ....
You can also examine USER_TAB_COLUMNS (tables you own) and DBA_TAB_COLUMNS
(kahuna)

I have found www.orafaq.net to be quite helpful once I get the correct
mindset.

--
Richard A. DeVenezia, subclassing Text Pad Control
http://www.devenezia.com/downloads/sas/af/index.php?id=22





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