Export Oracle synonyms to text file

This is achieved by using the sys.dba_synonyms table, which means these queries must be done using an account with proper privileges. Note the output file has the extension .sql, which suggests that it can be run directly from SQL*Plus as part of an automated script, if necessary.

set linesize 256;
spool c:oracleSynonyms.sql;

select 'create or replace '|| decode(owner,'PUBLIC','public ',null) ||  
'synonym ' || decode(owner,'PUBLIC',null, lower(owner) || '.') ||  
lower(synonym_name) || ' for ' || lower(table_owner) || '.' || lower(table_name) || decode(db_link,null,null,'@'||db_link) || ';'
from sys.dba_synonyms 
order by owner, table_name;

spool off;

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