Use the name of current database in queries

Query the GLOBAL_NAME view in Oracle to get the database name on which your SQL is being executed.

Sometimes its quite essential to know and use the database name on which your SQL is being executed. You can do it simply by querying the GLOBAL_NAME view in Oracle. This query has been tested on Oracle 8.1.7.

SELECT * FROM GLOBAL_NAME;

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This was first published in December 2002

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