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Show value from DATA_DEFAULT field

Show value from DATA_DEFAULT field

Show value from DATA_DEFAULT field

(OP)
ALL_TAB_COLUMNS (or USER_TAB_COLUMNS) describes the columns of the tables, views, etc.

I know my TABLE_NAME and COLUMN_NAME and the default value for that field is a character 'A'

When I do:
SELECT DATA_DEFAULT
FROM USER_TAB_COLUMNS
WHERE TABLE_NAME = 'MyTable'
AND COLUMN_NAME = 'MyColumn'


or

SELECT DATA_DEFAULT
FROM ALL_TAB_COLUMNS
WHERE TABLE_NAME = 'MyTable'
AND COLUMN_NAME = 'MyColumn'


I do not see the default character 'A', I see (in TOAD):


I can double click on (WIDEMEMO) (whatever that is) and I can see the default value for that column:


What would be the SQL to get the 'A' (the actual default value) of the field in my table?

SELECT WHAT?
FROM ALL_TAB_COLUMNS
WHERE TABLE_NAME = 'MyTable'
AND COLUMN_NAME = 'MyColumn'

---- Andy

"Hmm...they have the internet on computers now"--Homer Simpson

RE: Show value from DATA_DEFAULT field

That sounds like TOAD is thwarting you with the (WIDEMEMO) entry.
DATA_DEFAULT is the correct column, but it appears your tool is hindering you. Try the same query using SQL*PLUS in text mode and you may get better results.
Unfortunately, data_default is a LONG datatype and those can be difficult to deal with.

RE: Show value from DATA_DEFAULT field

(OP)
Thanks carp!
Yes, TOAD was messing up my output sad
When I did it in my code, everything is working just fine smile

---- Andy

"Hmm...they have the internet on computers now"--Homer Simpson

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