Sql – DESCRIBE via database link

oracle, sql

I tried to execute the DESCRIBE command via a database link, but this was the return message:

DESCRIBE <table>@<database>;ERROR:                               ------------------------------------ ERROR: object <table> does not exist 1 rows selected

A SELECT on this table works well.

Does Oracle permitts DESCRIBE via a database link?

I'm using the Oracle SQL Developer 1.5.1.

Edit:

Is there another option to describe a table?

Thanks in advance!

Best Solution

You could do something with the all_tab_columns table to get some table information.

select column_name, data_type from all_tab_columns where table_name = 'TABLE_NAME';