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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2001

    Change user's username?

    I look through the ALTER USER syntax but did not find this:

    If I have a DB user called ABC, is there a way to simply change its name from ABC to DEF?

    Is it possible?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Probably one of the greatest shortcomings of Oracle is the inability to easily change a username from one name to another. You essentially have to create the new user, figure out a way to "copy" all of the old user's objects, and drop the old user. Export/import is commonly used to do this.

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