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How to get information about objects?

How do you get information about objects in Oracle? The methods I've found are either primitive (query a system table) or don't work.

For example:

SELECT DBMS_METADATA.GET_DDL('VIEW','myview') FROM DUAL;

doesn't work, although I just now created myview.

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SELECT DBMS_METADATA.GET_DDL('VIEW','MYVIEW') FROM DUAL;
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Thanks to your hint and some testing, I see... Or I think I do... Whether or not I create the view with uppercase name, I must use uppercase in the select. I don't mind saying, this bites.
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Yep, the metadata calls require the object name to be in uppercase.
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To answer my own question, SQLTools seems to be very helpful for retrieving objects definitions. The price is right ($free). Looks promising for development work, too.

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Looks good. Does this do more than SQL Developer?
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