Found an SQL script to list all constraints in an Oracle database together with affected columns. Putting it here in case I need it again… Took a while to run, but sure beats having to look through all the table definitions to find what exactly is preventing me from deleting a row…
, UCC1.TABLE_NAME||'.'||UCC1.COLUMN_NAME "CONSTRAINT_SOURCE"
, UCC2.TABLE_NAME||'.'||UCC2.COLUMN_NAME "REFERENCES_COLUMN"
FROM USER_CONSTRAINTS uc
, USER_CONS_COLUMNS ucc1
, USER_CONS_COLUMNS ucc2
WHERE UC.CONSTRAINT_NAME = UCC1.CONSTRAINT_NAME
AND UC.R_CONSTRAINT_NAME = UCC2.CONSTRAINT_NAME
AND UCC1.POSITION = UCC2.POSITION -- Correction for multiple column primary keys.
AND UC.CONSTRAINT_TYPE = 'R'
ORDER BY UCC1.TABLE_NAME
If you’re just looking for one particular constraint you can of course also add
and UC.CONSTRAINT_NAME = 'SOME NAME' 🙂