I am connected to a oracle database with a read only user and i used service name while Setting up connection in sql developer hence i dont know SID ( schema ).
How can i find out schema name which i am connected to ?
I am looking for this because i want to generate ER diagram and in that process at one step it asks to select schema. When i tried to select my user name , i dint get any tables as i guess all tables are mapped with schema user.
Edit: I got my answer partially by the below sql Frank provided in comment , it gave me owner name which is schema in my case. But I am not sure if it is generic solution applicable for all cases.
select owner, table_name from all_tables.
To create a read-only user, you have to setup a different user than the one owning the tables you want to access.
If you just create the user and grant SELECT permission to the read-only user, you'll need to prepend the schema name to each table name. To avoid this, you have basically two options:
Set the current schema in your session:
ALTER SESSION SET CURRENT_SCHEMA=XYZ
Create synonyms for all tables:
CREATE SYNONYM READER_USER.TABLE1 FOR XYZ.TABLE1
So if you haven't been told the name of the owner schema, you basically have three options. The last one should always work:
Query the current schema setting:
SELECT SYS_CONTEXT(‘USERENV’,'CURRENT_SCHEMA’) FROM DUAL
List your synonyms:
SELECT * FROM ALL_SYNONYMS WHERE OWNER = USER
Investigate all tables (with the exception of the some well-known standard schemas):
SELECT * FROM ALL_TABLES WHERE OWNER NOT IN ('SYS', 'SYSTEM', 'CTXSYS', 'MDSYS');