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    select USER from dual;

    USER is not a column in the dual table, yet it returns the current user ... that's cool.

    Is there a web site with undocumented features?
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    SYSDATE is also not a column in DUAL table, yet you've probably often used "SELECT SYSDATE FROM DUAL;". The same goes for UID, for example.

    It is nothing misterious about USER, SYSDATE etc. They are normal built-in functions. The only thing that differs them from other built-in functions is that they require no parameters.

    And they are all documented in SQL manual, so there is no need to look for them among "undocumented features"...
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    Oops. I wrote before I read .. sorry folks.
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