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Help creating a script from a view

To create a script from a view, I tried to use this command:

SELECT 'CREATE OR REPLACE '||view_name||' AS '||text||';' 
FROM user_views 
WHERE view_name = 'MY_VIEWNAME';

But I'm getting error "ORA-00932: inconsistent datatypes: expected NUMBER got LONG" because the "TEXT" COLUMN datatype OF USER_VIEWS in data dictionary is long. Any solutions?
Query from DBA_SOURCE instead. The TEXT column of DBA_SOURCE is a VARCHAR2(4000) datatype. There may be multiple rows for your view in this DBA_ view so order by the LINE column as well. Alternatively for Oracle 9i, use the DBMS_METADATA.GET_DDL stored procedure to get the information for you.

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