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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2002

    renaming a database user

    Hi all

    I would like to know In oracle if its possible to rename a database user (schema)

    If yes what is the syntax

    If no , then how to acheive this

    say if i have schema name testuser1 with its own set of tables & stored procs

    & now testuser1 has to be renamed to testuser2


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Bangalore, India
    Can't rename directly

    Do a user-level export of user testuser1
    create new user testuser2
    import system/manager fromuser=testuser1 touser=testuser2
    drop user testuser1
    Thomas Saviour(
    Technical Lead (Databases)
    Thomson Reuters (Markets)

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