Groups are used for finding tables and procedures in the database. For example, the following query always finds the view SYS.SYSGROUPS, because all users belong to the PUBLIC group, and PUBLIC belongs to the SYS group which owns the SYSGROUPS view:
SELECT * FROM SYSGROUPS;
The SYSGROUPS view contains a list of group-name, member-name pairs representing the group memberships in your database.
If a table named employees is owned by the user ID personnel, and if M_Haneef is a member of the personnel group, then M_Haneef can refer to the employees table simply as employees in SQL statements. Users who are not members of the personnel group need to use the qualified name personnel.employees.
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