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Importing a lost table

Importing a lost table

Importing a lost table

(OP)
I have to import a lost table.
I am using Oracle 8.0.5.
I used the import utility to import the table. It said that it imported the table from the system objects into the
username successfully without warnings, but when I check the USER_TABLES, the table that I supposidly imported over, does not show.
This is how I did it:

c:> imp80 system/manager@rms
EXPDAT.DMP > e:\rms export\rms.dmp
Import entire file > n
Username: Central
Enter table name<T> or partition<T:P> or . if done > mvc_file

. . importing system objects into Central..

Import successfully without warnings

This is how I did it and for some reason the table that was imported does not show.
Can someone tell me why and how can I recover this table. ASAP!!

Please & thanks

RE: Importing a lost table

I think that you will find that you imported the object into the SYSTEM users schema. If you want to import into CENTRAL you need to either run the import under that userid
(imp80 central/password@rms) or use the FROMUSER parameter to specify the user central. You can also add TOUSER but since you are not changing schemas I do not think that this is needed.

imp80 system/manager@rms file=export.dmp fromuser=central ... (any other parameters)

You can check this out in the 'Oracle8 Utilities' manual.

RE: Importing a lost table

As a debugging technique, you could also perform the import with SHOW=Y to see the SQL syntax of what the imp is really doing.

My guess is that the imp you did didn't import any rows, or you would have gotten the message:
. . importing table "MVC_FILE" n rows imported

Is it possible that the table didn't exist in the .dmp file?

RE: Importing a lost table

You may have inavertantly imported to a different owner. log on as system or sys with the schema manager and search all the schemas for the correct table. export that table via the owner and import signed on as the actual owner of the table

RE: Importing a lost table

You login as System/Manager you can find your imported
table.

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