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13 SQL*Plus Error Messages

This appendix lists error messages with prefixes SP2- and CPY- generated by SQL*Plus:

For error messages with prefixes such as ORA-, TNS- and PLS- generated by Oracle Database, see the Oracle Database Error Messages guide.

SQL*Plus Error Messages

SP2-0002 ACCEPT statement must specify a variable name
Cause: Required variable name was missing after the ACCEPT command.
Action: Re-enter the ACCEPT command with a variable argument to store the input value.
SP2-0003 Ill-formed ACCEPT command starting as command_string
Cause: An invalid option was used in the ACCEPT command.
Action: Check the syntax of the ACCEPT command for the correct option.
SP2-0004 Nothing to append
Cause: There was no specified text entered after the APPEND command.
Action: Re-enter the APPEND command with the specified text.
SP2-0006 not enough room to format computations
Cause: Unable to allocate memory to format computations.
Action: Free up additional memory by: closing applications not required; reducing the size of the command, or statement; or by recoding the query to select fewer records.
SP2-0015 no break(s) defined
Cause: There was no break defined.
Action: Define a break. Check the syntax of the BREAK command for the correct options.
SP2-0016 break specification must start with ON/BY or ACROSS keyword
Cause: An invalid option was used in the BREAK command.
Action: Check the syntax of the BREAK command for the correct options.
SP2-0017 missing column name after keyword_name keyword
Cause: There was no column name after the specified keyword.
Action: Enter a column name after the specified keyword.
SP2-0019 invalid numeric argument to option_name option
Cause: An invalid numeric argument was used in the specified option.
Action: Correct the argument and try again.
SP2-0020 no storage available for column_name
Cause: An error has occurred. SQL*Plus was unable to allocate memory for a BREAK command.
Action: Allocate more memory by closing some applications.
SP2-0022 cannot allocate space to modify the buffer_name buffer variable
Cause: An internal error occurred.
Action: Free up additional memory by: closing applications not required; reducing the size of the command, or statement; or by recoding the query to select fewer records.
SP2-0023 String not found
Cause: The search string specified was not found.
Action: Check the search string to make sure that it is valid.
SP2-0024 Nothing to change
Cause: There was nothing in the SQL buffer when using the CHANGE command.
Action: Make sure the SQL buffer is not empty before using the CHANGE command.
SP2-0025 Invalid change string
Cause: An invalid option was used in the CHANGE command.
Action: Check the syntax of the CHANGE command for the correct options.
SP2-0026 No lines to delete
Cause: There was nothing in the SQL buffer when using the DEL command.
Action: Make sure the SQL buffer is not empty before using the DEL command.
SP2-0027 Input is too long (> max_characters characters) - line ignored
Cause: The input value specified was too long.
Action: Re-enter with fewer characters.
SP2-0029 command buffer space exhausted
Cause: A large SQL or PL/SQL script is being executed from SQL*Plus.
Action: Reduce the size of the SQL statement or PL/SQL block by one of the following:
  • Remove extra white space and comments.

  • Re-code to use fewer commands and/or shorter variable names.

  • Place sections of the block into stored (or packaged) procedures, and then call these procedures from the block.

SP2-0030 no room for another line
Cause: The maximum number of lines in a SQL statement or PL/SQL block has been exceeded.
Action: Reduce the number of lines and try again.
SP2-0038 Command too long. (max_characters characters)
Cause: The specified command entered was too long.
Action: Check the command syntax for the limitation.
SP2-0039 command-line overflow while substituting into command_name
Cause: The maximum length of the command line has been exceeded.
Action: Reduce the length of the data in the substitution variables used in the command.
SP2-0042 unknown command command_name - rest of line ignored
Cause: The command entered was not valid.
Action: Check the syntax of the command you used for the correct options.
SP2-0044 For a list of known commands enter HELP and to leave enter EXIT
Cause: An unknown command was entered.
Action: Check the syntax of the command you used for the correct options.
SP2-0045 no column_name defined
Cause: No columns have been defined.
Action: No action required.
SP2-0046 column_name not defined
Cause: The column name specified was not defined.
Action: Retry with a valid column name.
SP2-0047 Invalid number for option_name option
Cause: An invalid number was used for this option.
Action: Re-try the operation with a valid number.
SP2-0052 like column_name, column_name not defined
Cause: The column which the format is based on was not defined.
Action: Use the COLUMN command to make sure the column the format is based on is defined first.
SP2-0054 no room to allocate definition_name definition. Ignored
Cause: Unable to allocate memory to process the COLUMN command.
Action: Free up additional memory by: closing applications not required; reducing the size of the command, or statement; or by recoding the query to select fewer records.
SP2-0055 out of room while allocating portion of new definition_name. Old definition (if any) retained
Cause: Unable to allocate memory to store the new definition.
Action: Free up additional memory by: closing applications not required; reducing the size of the command, or statement; or by recoding the query to select fewer records.
SP2-0080 no COMPUTES currently defined
Cause: No COMPUTE definition.
Action: Define a COMPUTE. Check the syntax of the COMPUTE command for the correct options.
SP2-0081 maximum of number COMPUTE functions allowed at a time
Cause: The maximum number of COMPUTE functions has been exceeded.
Action: Reduce the number of COMPUTE functions.
SP2-0082 no COMPUTE functions requested
Cause: No COMPUTE functions requested.
Action: No action required.
SP2-0083 warning: COMPUTE option function_name specified number times
Cause: A label or a function was specified more than once.
Action: Remove the unnecessary labels or functions.
SP2-0084 COMPUTE ON keyword specified already
Cause: The ON keyword was specified more than once.
Action: Specify the ON keyword once in the command.
SP2-0085 COMPUTE OF keyword specified already
Cause: The OF keyword was specified more than once.
Action: Specify the OF keyword once in the command.
SP2-0087 no room to allocate COMPUTE control block for column_name
Cause: Unable to allocate memory to process the COMPUTE command.
Action: Free up additional memory by: closing applications not required; reducing the size of the command, or statement; or by recoding the query to select fewer records.
SP2-0088 missing keyword_name keyword. Usage: STORE {SET} filename[.ext] [CRE[ATE]|REP[LACE]|APP[END]]
Cause: Missing a keyword in the statement.
Action: Check the syntax of the command you used for the correct options, and use the keyword in the appropriate place.
SP2-0092 missing columns for keyword_name keyword
Cause: The column name was not specified for the keyword.
Action: Specify the column name and try again.
SP2-0096 no more room to allocate INTO variable variable_name
Cause: Unable to allocate memory to process the COMPUTE command.
Action: Free up additional memory by: closing applications not required; reducing the size of the command, or statement; or by recoding the query to select fewer records.
SP2-0097 no storage to allocate ON column column_name
Cause: Unable to allocate memory to process the COMPUTE command.
Action: Free up additional memory by: closing applications not required; reducing the size of the command, or statement; or by recoding the query to select fewer records.
SP2-0098 no storage to allocate COMPUTE block for column_name
Cause: Unable to allocate memory to process the COMPUTE command.
Action: Free up additional memory by: closing applications not required; reducing the size of the command, or statement; or by recoding the query to select fewer records.
SP2-0103 Nothing in SQL buffer to run
Cause: Nothing was in the SQL buffer to run.
Action: Enter a valid SQL command. SQL*Plus commands are not stored in the SQL buffer.
SP2-0105 Illegal, or missing, entity name
Cause: File name was not specified in the GET or SAVE commands.
Action: Specify a file name and try again.
SP2-0107 Nothing to save
Cause: Nothing in the SQL buffer when attempting to save the content to a file.
Action: Enter a SQL command to save. SQL*Plus commands are not stored in the SQL buffer.
SP2-0108 The filenames CREATE, REPLACE, APPEND, FILE and abbreviations may not be used
Cause: An attempt was made to enter a filename using the word FILE, or one of the command keywords CREATE, REPLACE, APPEND, or one of their abbreviations. The filename specified in the command was not permitted.
Action: Check the following command syntax and enter a valid filename:

command filename[.ext] [CR[EATE]|REP[LACE]|AP[PEND]]

where command can be SAVE, SPOOL or STORE SET

To use the command keywords CREATE, REPLACE, APPEND or one of their abbreviations as the filename, or to use the word FILE as the filename, you must enclose it in single quotes.

SP2-0109 Cannot append to file file_name
Cause: An attempt was made to append the content of the SQL buffer to a file and the file could not be written. Possible causes:
  • An error was encountered when creating the destination file.

  • A directory name specified in the SAVE statement was not found.

  • A system error made it impossible to open the file.

Action: Take the following actions:
  • Check that the destination is valid and that there is sufficient space on the destination device.

  • Check the statement for a typing mistake in the directory name. Then issue the statement again after correcting the directory name.

SP2-0110 Cannot create save file file_name
Cause: An attempt was made to save the content of the SQL buffer to a file and the file could not be written. Possible causes:
  • An error was encountered when creating the destination file.

  • A directory name specified in the SAVE statement was not found.

  • A system error made it impossible to open the file.

Action: Take the following actions:
  • Check that the destination is valid and that there is sufficient space on the destination device.

  • Check the statement for a typing mistake in the directory name. Then issue the statement again after correcting the directory name.

SP2-0111 Cannot close save file file_name
Cause: The file was in use.
Action: Release the file from the other process.
SP2-0116 Illegal SAVE command
Cause: An invalid option was used in the SAVE command.
Action: Check the syntax of the SAVE command for the correct options.
SP2-0134 no symbols currently defined
Cause: No DEFINE symbols were defined.
Action: No action required.
SP2-0135 Symbol symbol_name is UNDEFINED
Cause: The specified symbol was undefined.
Action: Re-enter the DEFINE command with an assignment clause or a valid symbol or variable name.
SP2-0136 DEFINE requires an equal sign (=)
Cause: Expecting an equal sign after a symbol or variable name in the DEFINE command.
Action: Specify an equal sign after the symbol or variable name.
SP2-0137 DEFINE requires a value following equal sign
Cause: There was no value for the variable or symbol. SQL*Plus expected a value to be assigned to a symbol or variable name after the equal sign.
Action: Specify a value for the symbol or variable.
SP2-0138 no room to add substitution variable variable
Cause: Maximum number of variables that can be defined in a SQL*Plus session was exceeded.
Action: UNDEFINE any unused variables to make room for this variable and re-run the command.
SP2-0146 Unable to allocate dynamic space needed (number_of_bytes bytes) - exiting
Cause: An internal error occurred.
Action: Note the message and number, and contact the System Administrator.
SP2-0152 ORACLE may not be functioning properly
Cause: Unable to initialize a session to the Oracle instance.
Action: Make a note of the message and the number, then contact the Database Administrator.
SP2-0157 unable to CONNECT to ORACLE after 3 attempts, exiting SQL*Plus
Cause: Unable to connect to Oracle after three attempts.
Action: Validate login details and re-try.
SP2-0158 unknown command_name option "option_name"
Cause: An invalid option was specified for the given command.
Action: Check the syntax of the command you used for the correct options.
SP2-0160 Unable to open file_name
Cause: Possible causes:
  • The file was not found under the specified name in the specified location.

  • File lacked the necessary privileges to open the file.

  • A system error made it impossible to open the file.

Action: Take the following actions:
  • Make sure the file name specified is stored in the appropriate directory.

  • Make sure that the file has the privileges necessary for access. If it does not then change privileges accordingly.

  • Consult operating system documentation or contact the System Administrator.

SP2-0161 line line_number truncated
Cause: The line in the file was too long.
Action: No action required or reduce the length of the line.
SP2-0162 unable to close file_name
Cause: Unable to close the specified file as it was being used.
Action: Release the file from the other process.
SP2-0171 HELP system not available
Cause: Command-line SQL*Plus help is not installed in this Oracle instance.
Action: Command-line SQL*Plus help is not installed in this Oracle instance. Use the sqlplus/admin/help/hlpbld.sql script to install HELP on this database:
sqlplus system @hlpbld.sql helpus.sql
SP2-0172 No HELP matching this topic was found.
Cause: There is no help information available for the specified command.
Action: Enter HELP INDEX for a list of topics.
SP2-0176 Option ? Is invalid
Cause: The option ? is not valid in this command.
Action: Check the syntax of the command you used for the correct options.
SP2-0187 error in variable assignment
Cause: The assignment for the specified variable was incorrect.
Action: Check the syntax of the ACCEPT command for the correct options.
SP2-0223 No lines in buffer_name buffer
Cause: There are no lines stored in the buffer.
Action: Enter SQL statements into the buffer.
SP2-0224 invalid starting line number
Cause: The line number specified was incorrect.
Action: Check that the line number is correct and try again.
SP2-0225 invalid ending line number
Cause: The line number specified was incorrect.
Action: Check that the line number is correct and try again.
SP2-0226 Invalid line number current_line_number
Cause: Invalid line number was specified.
Action: Re-enter with a valid line number.
SP2-0232 Input too long. Must be less than number_of_characters characters
Cause: The input value was too long.
Action: Reduce the size of the value and re-enter.
SP2-0233 Unable to obtain userid after number_of_attempts attempts. Retry command
Cause: SQL*Plus was unable to login after three attempts.
Action: Make sure the userid and password is correct and try again.
SP2-0240 Enter value for variable_name:
Cause: SQL*Plus was unable to find a value for a substitution variable.
Action: Enter a value for the substitution variable at the prompt.
SP2-0241 No room for symbol symbol_name (not defined)
Cause: Unable to allocate memory for the symbol.
Action: Free up additional memory by: closing applications not required; reducing the size of the command, or statement; or by recoding the query to select fewer records.
SP2-0244 Cannot issue a PRINT command within a PAGE break
Cause: The PRINT command is not allowed within a PAGE break.
Action: Check the syntax of the PRINT command for the correct options.
SP2-0245 Unable to allocate temporary storage for printing
Cause: Unable to allocate temporary storage for printing.
Action: Free up additional memory by: closing applications not required; reducing the size of the command, or statement; or by recoding the query to select fewer records.
SP2-0246 Illegal FORMAT string column_ format_name
Cause: An invalid format was specified for the column.
Action: Specify a valid format for the column.
SP2-0249 variable_name not a valid variable type for printing
Cause: The specified variable is not valid for printing.
Action: Check the variable type before re-typing the command.
SP2-0253 data item line_number (data_item_name) will not fit on line
Cause: The current line size setting is too small to fit the specified data item on a line.
Action: Increase the line size so that the item can be displayed.
SP2-0258 could not create variable variable_name for column column_name
Cause: The specified variable could not be created for column – internal error or out of memory.
Action: Check memory usage.
SP2-0259 could not create variable variable_name for COMPUTE INTO
Cause: The specified variable could not be created.
Action: Check the syntax of the command you used for the correct options.
SP2-0260 computation for column column_name not uniquely qualified. could be for table table_name or table_name. computation ignored.
Cause: The specified column was not uniquely qualified in the statement.
Action: Check the syntax of the command you used for the correct options.
SP2-0262 no room to allocate CCBDEF pointer array
Cause: An internal memory error occurred.
Action: Free up additional memory by: closing applications not required; reducing the size of the command, or statement; or by recoding the query to select fewer records.
SP2-0263 no room to allocate COMPUTE block for column_name ON page/report/column_name
Cause: Insufficient memory allocated to the COMPUTE block.
Action: Allocate more memory by closing other applications.
SP2-0265 option_name must be set ON or OFF
Cause: An invalid SET option name was specified.
Action: Re-enter with either ON or OFF as one of the SET options.
SP2-0266 internal error: buffer (buffer_size) smaller than l (buffer_limit)
Cause: An internal error occurred.
Action: Free up additional memory by: closing applications not required; reducing the size of the command, or statement; or by recoding the query to select fewer records.
SP2-0267 option_name option parameter_number out of range (lower_range through upper_range)
Cause: A value for a parameter was out of the specified range.
Action: Check the limits of the parameter and enter a value that is within the range.
SP2-0268 option_name option not a valid number
Cause: Non-numeric value (integer) was entered for a parameter.
Action: Enter a valid numeric value (integer).
SP2-0271 variable_name is not a buffer variable
Cause: The specified variable was not defined as a buffer.
Action: Make sure that the buffer variable name is correct and try again.
SP2-0272 character_name character cannot be alphanumeric or white-space
Cause: The specified character in the SET command cannot be alphanumeric or white-space.
Action: Check the syntax of the command you used for the correct options.
SP2-0277 entered_value value not valid
Cause: The value entered was incorrect.
Action: Re-enter with a valid value.
SP2-0281 option_name missing set option Usage: SET SHIFT[INOUT] [VIS[IBLE|INV[ISIBLE]]or Usage: SET MARKUP HTML [ON|OFF] [HEAD text] [BODY text] [TABLE text] [ENTMAP [ON|OFF]] [SPOOL [ON|OFF]] [PRE[FORMAT] [ON|OFF]][-M[ARKUP] \"HTML [ON|OFF] [HEAD text] [BODY text]
Cause: SET option was missing in the command.
Action: Check the syntax of the command you used for the correct options.
SP2-0306 Invalid option Usage: CONN[ECT] [login] [AS {SYSDBA|SYSOPER}]Where <login> ::= <username>[/<password>][@<connect_string>] | /or Usage: CONN[ECT] username/password[@connect_identifier] [AS {SYSOPER|SYSDBA}]or: CONN[ECT] /[@connect_identifier] AS {SYSOPER|SYSDBA}
Cause: Invalid option was specified for the command.
Action: Check the syntax of the command you used for the correct options.
SP2-0308 cannot close spool file
Cause: The file is currently being used.
Action: Release the file from the other process.
SP2-0309 SQL*Plus command procedures may only be nested to a depth of number_of_nested_procedures
Cause: Maximum number of nested procedures or scripts was reached.
Action: Reduce the number of nested procedures or scripts.
SP2-0310 unable to open file file_name
Cause: Unable to open the specified file.
Action: Check and make sure the file name is valid.
SP2-0311 string expected but not found
Cause: SQL*Plus was expecting a string at the end of the command, but could not find it.
Action: Retry the command with a valid string. Check the syntax of the command you used for the correct options.
SP2-0312 missing terminating quote (quote_type)
Cause: The DESCRIBE command schema or object did not have a terminating quote.
Action: Close the opening quotation mark with the corresponding closing quotation mark.
SP2-0317 expected symbol name is missing
Cause: SQL*Plus was expecting a symbol, but it was not specified.
Action: Check the syntax of the command you used for the correct options.
SP2-0318 symbol name beginning variable_name.. is too long (max max_name_length) Illegal variable name variable_name
Cause: Specified variable name exceeded the maximum name length.
Action: Reduce the size of the symbol name and re-enter.
SP2-0323 no room to add timing element - request denied
Cause: Unable to allocate memory while trying to run the TIMING command.
Action: Free up additional memory by: closing applications not required; reducing the size of the command, or statement; or by recoding the query to select fewer records.
SP2-0324 operating system timing error error_option_number - request denied
Cause: The TIMING command failed to initialize due to a possible operating system error.
Action: Resolve the operating system error and try again.
SP2-0325 no timing elements to option_name
Cause: There are no timers recorded to SHOW or STOP.
Action: Check that timers were created with the TIMING command.
SP2-0328 no room to allocate title buffer
Cause: Unable to allocate memory while trying to run the TTITLE or BTITLE command.
Action: Free up additional memory by: closing applications not required; reducing the size of the command, or statement; or by recoding the query to select fewer records.
SP2-0331 SPOOL OUT disabled
Cause: An attempt was made to use SPOOL OUT where it is not supported.
Action: No action possible. SPOOL OUT has been disabled possibly because of lack of printing support at the operating system level.
SP2-0332 Cannot create spool file
Cause: Possible causes:
  • Insufficient privileges to create a file.

  • A system error made it impossible to create a file.

Action: Take the following actions:
  • Change privileges to allow creation of the file.

  • Consult the operating system documentation or contact the System Administrator.

SP2-0333 Illegal spool file name: spool_name (bad character: 'character_name')
Cause: An invalid filename was entered in the SPOOL command.
Action: Correct the filename and re-enter.
SP2-0341 line overflow during variable substitution (>number_of_characters characters at line line_number)
Cause: The maximum number of characters was exceeded in the SQL buffer after the substitution variable was expanded.
Action: Reduce the length in the substitution variable and try again.
SP2-0357 Out of temporary storage
Cause: Unable to allocate memory while trying to run the command.
Action: Free up additional memory by: closing applications not required; reducing the size of the command, or statement; or by recoding the query to select fewer records.
SP2-0359 memory exhausted
Cause: Unable to allocate memory while trying to run the command.
Action: Free up additional memory by: closing applications not required; reducing the size of the command, or statement; or by recoding the query to select fewer records.
SP2-0381 command_name is not available
Cause: The command specified is not implemented.
Action: Use the appropriate SQL*Plus command. See the documentation for a list of commands and their correct syntax.
SP2-0382 The command_name command is not available
Cause: The command was not recognized, or it is disabled. This occurs if it is a command that does not have any meaning in SQL*Plus (such as a SQL buffer editing command), or it is not allowed for security reasons.
Action: Remove the command from the script. See the documentation for a list of commands and their correct syntax.
SP2-0392 Cannot UNDEFINE the current edit buffer
Cause: The current edit buffer cannot be undefined.
Action: No action required.
SP2-0394 Illegal buffer name: buffer_name
Cause: A buffer name contained an illegal character, for example hyphen (-).
Action: Correct and remove the illegal character from the buffer name.
SP2-0423 Illegal GET command
Cause: An invalid option was used in the GET command.
Action: Check the syntax of the command you used for the correct options.
SP2-0425 value is not a valid datatype
Cause: The value entered in the ACCEPT command was not valid for the specified datatype.
Action: Enter a valid value, e.g. 123 for a NUMBER variable.
SP2-0426 Input truncated to number_of_characters characters
Cause: There was no carriage return at the last line of the SQL statement.
Action: Insert a carriage return.
SP2-0495 FROM and TO clauses both missing; specify at least one
Cause: The FROM and TO clauses were missing from the COPY statement.
Action: Specify at least one clause. Check the syntax of the command you used for the correct options.
SP2-0496 Misplaced FROM clause
Cause: The FROM keyword was in the wrong position in the COPY command.
Action: Check the syntax of the COPY command for the correct options.
SP2-0497 Misplaced TO clause
Cause: The TO keyword was in the wrong position in the COPY command.
Action: Check the syntax of the COPY command for the correct options.
SP2-0498 Missing parenthetical column list or USING keyword
Cause: A parenthetical list was missing in the column list or the USING keyword is missing in the COPY command.
Action: Check the syntax of the COPY command for the correct options.
SP2-0499 Misplaced APPEND keyword
Cause: The APPEND keyword was in the wrong position in the COPY command.
Action: Check the syntax of the COPY command for the correct options.
SP2-0501 Error in SELECT statement: Oracle_database_error_message
Cause: Invalid SELECT statement found in the COPY command.
Action: Check the syntax of the COPY command for the correct options.
SP2-0513 Misplaced CREATE keyword
Cause: The CREATE keyword was in the wrong position in the COPY command.
Action: Check the syntax of the COPY command for the correct options.
SP2-0514 Misplaced REPLACE keyword
Cause: The REPLACE keyword was in the wrong position in the COPY command.
Action: Check the syntax of the COPY command for the correct options.
SP2-0515 Maximum number of columns (max_num_columns) exceeded
Cause: The maximum number of columns was exceeded in the COPY command.
Action: Reduce the number of columns and try again.
SP2-0516 Invalid command_name name NULL encountered
Cause: An invalid or null column name was specified in either the COLUMN or the ATTRIBUTE command.
Action: Retry the operation with a valid column name.
SP2-0517 Missing comma or right parenthesis
Cause: A missing right parenthesis was identified in the COPY command.
Action: Retry the operation with a comma or right parenthesis.
SP2-0518 Missing USING clause
Cause: USING keyword is missing in the USING clause of the COPY command.
Action: Specify the USING keyword before the USING clause of the COPY command.
SP2-0519 FROM string missing Oracle Net @database specification
Cause: Missing connect string for the database that contains the data to be copied from in the COPY command.
Action: Include a FROM clause to specify a source database other than the default.
SP2-0520 TO string missing Oracle Net @database specification
Cause: Missing connect string for the database containing the destination table in the COPY command.
Action: Include a TO clause to specify a source database other than the default.
SP2-0526 Misplaced INSERT keyword
Cause: The INSERT keyword was misplaced in the COPY command.
Action: Check the syntax of the COPY command for the correct options.
SP2-0540 File file_name already exists. Use SAVE filename[.ext] REPLACE
Cause: The file specified already exists.
Action: Use the REPLACE option to overwrite the existing file, or specify another file name.
SP2-0544 Command command_name disabled in Product User Profile
Cause: An attempt was made to use a command that has been explicitly disabled for your schema in this database.
Action: Ask your System Administrator why the Product User Profile (PUP) table has been set to disable this command for your schema.
SP2-0545 SET command requires an argument
Cause: An argument was missing in the SET command.
Action: Check the syntax of the SET command for the correct options.
SP2-0546 User requested Interrupt or EOF detected
Cause: Either end-of-file was reached, or CTRL-C was entered to cancel the process.
Action: No action required.
SP2-0547 option_name option value out of range (lower_value through upper_value)
Cause: The specified SET option was out of range.
Action: Enter a value within the SET option range and re-try the SET command.
SP2-0548 Usage: VAR[IABLE] [<variable> [NUMBER | CHAR | CHAR (n [CHAR|BYTE]) |VARCHAR2 (n [CHAR|BYTE]) | NCHAR | NCHAR (n) |NVARCHAR2 (n) | CLOB | NCLOB | REFCURSOR |BINARY_FLOAT | BINARY_DOUBLE]]
Cause: Incorrect syntax for the VARIABLE command was entered.
Action: Check the syntax of the VARIABLE command for the correct usage.
SP2-0549 Usage: PRINT [:<variable> ...]
Cause: Incorrect syntax for the PRINT command was entered.
Action: Check the syntax of the PRINT command for the correct usage.
SP2-0550 Usage: SHOW ERRORS [{FUNCTION | PROCEDURE | PACKAGE | PACKAGE BODY | TRIGGER | VIEW | TYPE | TYPE BODY | DIMENSION| JAVA SOURCE | JAVA CLASS} [schema.]name]
Cause: Incorrect syntax for the SHOW ERRORS command was entered.
Action: Check the syntax of the SHOW ERRORS command for the correct options.
SP2-0552 Bind variable variable_name not declared
Cause: The specified bind variable was not declared.
Action: Run the VARIABLE command to check that the bind variables you used in your SQL statement exist. Before running a SQL statement with bind variables, you must use the VARIABLE command to declare each variable.
SP2-0556 Invalid file name Usage: STORE {SET} filename[.ext] [CRE[ATE]|REP[LACE]|APP[END]]or Unable to complete EDIT command
Cause: Missing file name or an invalid file name specified.
Action: Make sure that a file name was specified.
SP2-0559 Usage: EXEC[UTE] statement
Cause: Incorrect syntax for the EXECUTE command was entered.
Action: Check the syntax of the EXECUTE command for the correct usage.
SP2-0560 Usage: DESCRIBE [schema.]object[.subobject|@db_link] [column]
Cause: Incorrect syntax for the DESCRIBE command was entered.
Action: Check the syntax of the DESCRIBE command for the correct usage.
SP2-0561 Object does not exist
Cause: The specified object you tried to DESCRIBE does not exist in the database.
Action: Retry the command with a valid object name.
SP2-0562 Object does not exist in package
Cause: The specified object you tried to DESCRIBE does not exist in the package.
Action: Check and make sure that the object name is correct.
SP2-0564 Object object_name is INVALID, it may not be described
Cause: The specified object you tried to DESCRIBE is invalid.
Action: Re-validate the object.
SP2-0565 Illegal identifier
Cause: An invalid character was used in the DESCRIBE command.
Action: Correct the character and try again.
SP2-0566 Illegal sub-object specification
Cause: Invalid sub-object specification in the DESCRIBE command.
Action: Correct the subject specification and try again.
SP2-0567 Illegal column specification for PL/SQL object
Cause: A column was described within an object in the DESCRIBE command.
Action: Remove the column specification in the DESCRIBE command and try again.
SP2-0568 No bind variables declared
Cause: There are no bind variables declared.
Action: No action required.
SP2-0570 Usage: SET SERVEROUTPUT {ON | OFF} [SIZE {n | UNL[IMITED]} ] [FOR[MAT] {WRA[PPED] | WOR[D_WRAPPED] | TRU[NCATED] } ]
Cause: An invalid option was used in the SET SERVEROUTPUT command.
Action: Specify a valid option.
SP2-0575 Use of Oracle SQL feature not in SQL92 Entry |Intermediate|Full Level
Cause: A SQL statement was attempted that is not FIPS compliant. May also occur if a SQL*Plus feature, for example SET AUTOTRACE, that uses Oracle-specific SQL was turned on when you are using FIPS flagging.
Action: Use SET FLAGGER, and turn FIPS compliance checking OFF, or rewrite the statement.
SP2-0577 Usage: SET FLAGGER {OFF | ENTRY | INTERMEDIATE | FULL}
Cause: An invalid option was specified in the SET FLAGGER command.
Action: Specify a valid option.
SP2-0581 Object object_name is a package; use 'DESCRIBE <package>.<procedure>'
Cause: A attempt was made to describe a package as stand-alone, no sub-object such as a procedure was supplied.
Action: Use the DESCRIBE command to describe a sub-object within a package.
SP2-0582 Usage: {EXIT | QUIT} [SUCCESS | FAILURE | WARNING | n |<variable> | :<bindvariable>] [COMMIT | ROLLBACK]
Cause: An option to EXIT was invalid in SQL*Plus.
Action: Specify a valid option.
SP2-0584 EXIT variable variable_name was non-numeric
Cause: The specified EXIT variable is non-numeric.
Action: Check the syntax of the EXIT command for the correct usage.
SP2-0590 A COMPUTE function must appear before each LABEL keyword
Cause: The function COMPUTE must appear before each LABEL keyword.
Action: Check the syntax of the COMPUTE command for the correct usage.
SP2-0591 Unable to allocate dynamic space needed (number_of_bytes bytes) Try reducing ARRAYSIZE or the number of columns selected
Cause: Unable to allocate memory to process the command.
Action: Free up additional memory by: closing applications not required; reducing the size of the command, or statement; or by recoding the query to select fewer records.
SP2-0593 Label text must follow the LABEL keyword
Cause: Missing label text about the LABEL keyword in the COMPUTE command.
Action: Check the syntax of the COMPUTE command for the correct options.
SP2-0594 Usage: SET COLSEP {" " | text}
Cause: An invalid option was used in the SET COLSEP command.
Action: Specify a valid option.
SP2-0596 Usage: SET AUTO[COMMIT] {OFF | ON | IMM[EDIATE] | n}
Cause: An invalid option was used in the SET AUTO[COMMIT] command.
Action: Check the syntax of the SET AUTOCOMMIT command for the correct options.
SP2-0597 datatype _name is not a valid datatype _name format
Cause: The value entered in the ACCEPT command was not in the specified datatype.
Action: Correct the datatype and re-enter.
SP2-0598 value_name does not match input format "format_name"
Cause: The value entered in the ACCEPT command was not in the specified format.
Action: Correct the format and try again.
SP2-0599 Usage: SET EDITF[ILE] filename[.ext]
Cause: Required filename was missing after the SET EDITFILE command.
Action: Check the syntax of the SET EDITFILE command for the correct options.
SP2-0603 Usage: Illegal STORE command. Usage: STORE {SET} filename[.ext] [CRE[ATE]|REP[LACE]|APP[END]]
Cause: An invalid option was used in the STORE command.
Action: Check the syntax of the STORE command for the correct options.
SP2-0605 File file_name already exists. Use another name or STORE {SET} filename[.ext] REPLACE
Cause: The file specified in the STORE command already exists.
Action: Use the REPLACE option to overwrite the existing file, or specify another file name.
SP2-0606 Cannot create file_name file
Cause: The STORE command was unable to create the specified file. There may be insufficient disk space, too many open files, or read-only protection on the output directory.
Action: Check that there is sufficient disk space and that the protection on the directory enables file creation.
SP2-0607 Cannot close file_name file
Cause: The STORE command was unable to close the specified file. Another resource may have locked the file.
Action: Check that the file is not locked before closing it.
SP2-0608 Object object_name is a remote object, cannot further describe
Cause: Unable to DESCRIBE the remote object.
Action: No action required.
SP2-0609 Usage: SET AUTOT[RACE] {OFF | ON | TRACE[ONLY] } [EXP[LAIN]] [STAT[ISTICS] ]
Cause: An invalid option was used in the SET AUTOTRACE command.
Action: Check the syntax of the SET AUTOTRACE command for the correct options.
SP2-0610 Error initializing feature_name
Cause: Not enough memory to enable this feature.
Action: Free up additional memory by closing applications not required, or reduce the size of the command, statement or query output.
SP2-0612 Error generating report_name report
Cause: Unable to generate the report using AUTOTRACE.
Action: Make a note of the message and the number, then contact the Database Administrator.
SP2-0613 Unable to verify PLAN_TABLE format or existence Error enabling autotrace_report report
Cause: An AUTOTRACE command was issued by a user with insufficient privileges, or who did not have a PLAN_TABLE.
Action: Make sure the user has been granted the PLUSTRACE role, and that a PLAN_TABLE has been created for the user.
SP2-0614 Server version too low for this feature
Cause: The current version of the Oracle Server is too low for this feature.
Action: Use a higher version of the Oracle Server.
SP2-0617 Cannot construct a unique STATEMENT_ID
Cause: Unable to construct a unique statement ID in AUTOTRACE.
Action: Check that AUTOTRACE is configured and that you have the PLUSTRACE role enabled.
SP2-0618 Cannot find the Session Identifier. Check PLUSTRACE role is enabled Error enabling autotrace_report report
Cause: Unable to find the session identifier.
Action: Check that the PLUSTRACE role has been granted.
SP2-0619 Error while connecting
Cause: An error occurred while AUTOTRACE attempted to make a second connection to the database instance.
Action: Check that the database limit on number of active sessions has not been exceeded.
SP2-0620 Error while disconnecting
Cause: An error occurred while AUTOTRACE attempted to disconnect from the database instance.
Action: Check that the database is still available.
SP2-0621 Error ORA -error_number while gathering statistics
Cause: No data was found in the PLAN_TABLE while gathering statistics using AUTOTRACE.
Action: Refer to the Oracle Database Error Messages for the specified ORA error message.
SP2-0622 Starting line number must be less than ending line number
Cause: The starting line number specified is larger than the ending number.
Action: Re-enter the starting line number with a smaller line number.
SP2-0623 Error accessing PRODUCT_USER_PROFILE. Warning: Product user profile information not loaded! You may need to run PUPBLD.SQL as SYSTEM
Cause: The PRODUCT_USER_PROFILE table has not been built in the SYSTEM account.
Action: The exact format of the file extension and location of the file are system dependent. See the SQL*Plus installation guide provided for your operating system. The script must be run as user SYSTEM.
SP2-0625 Error printing variable variable_name
Cause: Error encountered while printing the specified variable.
Action: Check that the specified variable is correct and try again.
SP2-0626 Error accessing package DBMS_APPLICATION_INFO You may need to install the Oracle Procedural option SET APPINFO requires Oracle Server Release 7.2 or later
Cause: This message is followed by a successful login to the Oracle Server. The DBMS_APPLICATION package is used to maintain on-line information about a particular application logged onto Oracle. SET APPINFO could not be initialized.
Action: This package is created during the running of the CATPROC.SQL and should be available on all databases from Oracle 7.2. Check that your database is correctly installed.
SP2-0631 String beginning string_name is too long. Maximum size is 1 characteror Maximum size is string_length characters
Cause: The string specified was too long.
Action: Reduce the size of the specified string and re-try the operation.
SP2-0640 Not connected.
Cause: The PASSWORD command was issued when there was no connection to the Oracle instance.
Action: Connect to the Oracle database before re-issuing the PASSWORD command.
SP2-0641 command_name requires connection to server
Cause: SQL*Plus was unable to execute the command because there was no connection to a database.
Action: Connect to a database and re-try the operation.
SP2-0642 SQL*Plus internal error state error_state context error_number. Unsafe to proceedor Unable to proceed
Cause: An internal error occurred.
Action: Make a note of the message, then contact Oracle Support Services.
SP2-0645 Operating System error occurred Unable to complete EDIT command
Cause: An operating system error occurred with the EDIT command.
Action: Check that the file was created successfully, and verify that the device you are writing to is still available.
SP2-0650 New passwords do not match
Cause: The new passwords entered did not match.
Action: Re-issue the PASSWORD command and make sure that the new passwords are entered correctly.
SP2-0659 Password unchanged
Cause: The PASSWORD command failed to change passwords because:
  • No passwords were given.

  • The new passwords did not match.

Action: Re-issue the PASSWORD command and make sure that the new passwords are entered correctly.
SP2-0666 WARNING: SHIFTINOUT only affects shift sensitive character sets
Cause: The NLS character set used in this session does not contain shift sensitive characters. The SET SHIFTINOUT command is unnecessary.
Action: No action required.
SP2-0667 Message file facility<lang>.msb not found
Cause: The SP1, SP2, or CPY message file could not be found. SQL*Plus cannot run.
Action: Check the Oracle platform specific documentation to make sure SQL*Plus is installed correctly. This may occur because the ORACLE_HOME environment variable or registry equivalent is not set to the location of the Oracle software. Make sure this value is set correctly. Check that the SQL*Plus binary message files exist in the SQL*Plus message directory, for example $ORACLE_HOME/sqlplus/mesg. Check the value of NLS_LANG environment variable or registry equivalent is correct.
SP2-0668 Invalid variable name
Cause: An invalid character was specified as part of the variable name.
Action: Specify the variable with valid characters.
SP2-0669 Valid characters are alphanumerics and '_'
Cause: An invalid character was specified as part of the variable name.
Action: Specify the variable with alphanumeric characters and '_'.
SP2-0670 Internal number conversion failed
Cause: A conversion request could not be performed because the string contained alphanumeric characters.
Action: Make sure that the string only contains numeric digits.
SP2-0675 COPY command not available
Cause: The COPY command is not available in this version of SQL*Plus.
Action: Make a note of the message and the number, then contact Oracle Support Services.
SP2-0676 Bind variable length cannot exceed variable_length units_of_variable
Cause: The length of the bind variable datatype was exceeded.
Action: Reduce the length of the bind variable datatype.
SP2-0678 Column or attribute type can not be displayed by SQL*Plus
Cause: The type specified is not supported.
Action: Rewrite the query to select the data with types that SQL*Plus supports.
SP2-0685 The date entered_variable is invalid or format mismatched format
Cause: An invalid date was entered or does not match the format.
Action: Enter a valid date or a date in the required format.
SP2-0686 Usage: DESCRIBE [schema.]object[@db_link]
Cause: An invalid option was used in the DESCRIBE command.
Action: Check the syntax of the DESCRIBE command for the correct options.
SP2-0692 Usage: CONN[ECT] [logon] [AS {SYSDBA|SYSOPER}]Where <logon> ::= <username>[/<password>][@<connect_string>] | /
Cause: An invalid option was entered for the SQL*Plus CONNECT command.
Action: Check the syntax for the CONNECT command for the correct usage.
SP2-0714 Invalid combination of STARTUP options
Cause: The specified options of the STARTUP command cannot be used simultaneously.
Action: Check the syntax of the STARTUP command for the correct usage.
SP2-0715 Invalid combination of SHUTDOWN options
Cause: The specified options of the SHUTDOWN command cannot be used simultaneously.
Action: Check the syntax of the SHUTDOWN command for the correct usage.
SP2-0716 Invalid combination of ARCHIVE LOG options
Cause: The specified options of the ARCHIVE LOG command cannot be used simultaneously.
Action: Check the syntax of the ARCHIVE LOG command for the correct usage.
SP2-0717 Illegal SHUTDOWN option
Cause: An invalid option was used in the SHUTDOWN command.
Action: Check the syntax of the SHUTDOWN command for the correct options.
SP2-0718 Illegal ARCHIVE LOG option
Cause: An invalid option was used in the ARCHIVE LOG command.
Action: Check the syntax of the ARCHIVE LOG command for the correct options.
SP2-0728 Specify log: {<RET>=suggested | filename | AUTO | CANCEL}
Cause: This is a RECOVER DATABASE command prompt, prompting for the redo log files to be applied.
Action: Enter one of the redo log file options.
SP2-0729 Cannot SET INSTANCE while connected to a database
Cause: There was a problem with the connection instance while issuing the SET INSTANCE command.
Action: Disconnect from the instance before re-issuing the command.
SP2-0733 Invalid connect string
Cause: An invalid connect string was specified.
Action: Check that the connect string is correct.
SP2-0734 Unknown command beginning command_name ... - rest of line ignored
Cause: The command entered was invalid.
Action: Check the syntax of the command you used for the correct options.
SP2-0735 Unknown command_name option beginning option_name
Cause: An invalid option was specified for a given command.
Action: Check the syntax of the command you used for the correct options.
SP2-0736 Command line overflow while substituting into line beginning string_name
Cause: The maximum length of the command line was exceeded.
Action: Reduce the length of the data in the substitution variables used in the command.
SP2-0737 Usage: SET DESCRIBE [DEPTH {1|n|ALL}] [LINENUM {ON|OFF}] [INDENT {ON|OFF}]
Cause: An invalid option was used in the SET DESCRIBE command.
Action: Check the syntax of the SET DESCRIBE command for the correct options.
SP2-0738 Restricted command command_name not available
Cause: For security reasons, the command was restricted by the -RESTRICT command-line option.
Action: Ask your Database Administrator why SQL*Plus should be run with a -RESTRICT option.
SP2-0745 Usage: SET SQLPLUSCOMPAT[IBILITY] version.release.[update]
Cause: An invalid option was used in the SET SQLPLUSCOMPAT[IBLITY] command.
Action: Check the syntax of the SET SQLPLUSCOMPATIBLITY command for the correct options.
SP2-0746 command_option option out of range (lower through upper )
Cause: The specified value was not in the range.
Action: Specify a value in the range.
SP2-0747 PAGESIZE must be at least max_page_size to run this query with LINESIZE line_size
Cause: The PAGESIZE setting was too small to display the specified LINESIZE.
Action: Increase the PAGESIZE to at least match the specified LINESIZE.
SP2-0749 Cannot resolve circular path of synonym synonym_name
Cause: An attempt was made to use a synonym to point to an object that no longer exists where the synonym had the same name as the base object, or an attempt was made to use a synonym that has a circular path that points back to itself.
Action: Make sure that the last synonym in the synonym path points to an object that exists, and that it doesn't point back to itself.
SP2-0750 ORACLE_HOME may not be set
Cause: SQL*Plus was unable to find a message file during program initialization, and could not display error messages or text required for normal operation. The most common cause is that ORACLE_HOME has not been set. Other possible causes are a corrupt or unreadable message file. On Windows the SQLPLUS registry entry may be invalid.

This message is hard coded (in English) in the SQL*Plus source code so it can be displayed on message file error. It could never be read from this message file because the error occurs only when the message files cannot be opened. This entry in the message file is for documentation purposes only.

Action: Make sure that all environment variables or registry entries needed to run SQL*Plus are set. The variables are platform specific but may include ORACLE_HOME, ORACLE_SID, NLS_LANG, and LD_LIBRARY_PATH.

On Windows if the environment variable called SQLPLUS is set, it must contain the directory name of the SQL*Plus message files, for example ORACLE_HOME\sqlplus\mesg.

Also check that the file sp1XX.msb is in the $ORACLE_HOME/sqlplus/mesg or ORACLE_HOME\sqlplus\mesg directory. The "XX" stands for the country prefix associated with your NLS_LANG environment variable. SQL*Plus reads only one of the sp1XX.msb files. For example sp1ja.msb is read if NLS_LANG is JAPANESE_JAPAN.JA16EUC. If NLS_LANG is not set, then the default (English language) sp1us.msb is used. Check that the appropriate file is of non-zero size and that the file permissions allow it to be read. Note that ".msb" files are binary. The contents may be meaningless when viewed or printed. If you are unsure which language file is being used, unset NLS_LANG and run SQL*Plus to verify it can read the sp1us.msb file.

SP2-0751 Unable to connect to Oracle. Exiting SQL*Plus
Cause: No connection to an Oracle server could be made.
Action: Normally occurs after other errors showing that the database is not running, or that the username and password were invalid.
SP2-0752 Usage: -C[OMPATIBILITY] version.release.[update]
Cause: An invalid option was used in the -C[OMPATIBILITY] command option.
Action: Check the syntax of the SQL*Plus executable for the correct options.
SP2-0753 STARTUP with MIGRATE only valid with Oracle 9.2 or greater
Cause: STARTUP MIGRATE was used to try to startup an Oracle server for a release prior to 9.2.
Action: Check the platform specific environment to verify that you are connecting to an Oracle server that is at least release 9.2.
SP2-0754 FROM clause cannot contain AS SYSDBA or AS SYSOPER
Cause: The COPY command does not support AS SYSDBA or AS SYSOPER connections.
Action: Remove AS SYSDBA or AS SYSOPER from the FROM clause.
SP2-0755 TO clause cannot contain AS SYSDBA or AS SYSOPER
Cause: The COPY command does not support AS SYSDBA or AS SYSOPER connections.
Action: Remove AS SYSDBA or AS SYSOPER from the TO clause.
SP2-0756 FROM clause length clause_len bytes exceeds maximum length max_len
Cause: The FROM clause is too long.
Action: Reduce the string specified in the FROM clause.
SP2-0757 TO clause length clause_len bytes exceeds maximum length max_len
Cause: The TO clause is too long.
Action: Reduce the string specified in the TO clause.
SP2-0758 FROM clause missing username or connection identifier
Cause: The COPY command FROM clause must include a username and a connection identifier.
Action: Specify a username and a connection identifier in the FROM clause.
SP2-0759 TO clause missing username or connection identifier
Cause: The COPY command TO clause must include a username and a connection identifier.
Action: Specify a username and a connection identifier in the TO clause.
SP2-0762 Mismatched quotes in SHOW ERRORS [object]
Cause: Invalid syntax was found in the object name submitted as an argument to SHOW ERRORS.
Action: If quotes are used, check that they are correctly matched. Either quote the whole argument, or quote the schema and object components separately.
SP2-0768 Illegal SPOOL command
Cause: An invalid option was used in the SPOOL command.
Action: Check the syntax of the SPOOL command for the correct options.
SP2-0769 Usage: SPOOL { <file> | OFF | OUT }
where <file> is file_name[.ext] [CRE[ATE]|REP[LACE]|APP[END]]
Cause: Incorrect syntax for the SPOOL command was entered.
Action: Check the syntax of the SPOOL command for the correct usage.
SP2-0771 File filename already exists. Use another name or "SPOOL filename[.ext] REPLACE"
Cause: The file specified in the SPOOL command already exists.
Action: Use the REPLACE option to overwrite the existing file, or specify another file name.
SP2-0772 Automatic Storage Manager instance started
Cause: Document: Feedback message
Action:
SP2-0773 Automatic Storage Manager diskgroups mounted
Cause: Document: Feedback message
Action:
SP2-0774 Automatic Storage Manager instance shutdown
Cause: Document: Feedback message
Action:
SP2-0775 Automatic Storage Manager diskgroups dismounted
Cause: Document: Feedback message
Action:
SP2-0776 Invalid schema and object separator in SHOW ERRORS [object]
Cause: Invalid syntax was found in the object name submitted as an argument to SHOW ERRORS.
Action: If a schema is specified, check that the schema and object names are separated by a period.
SP2-0777 Invalid single quotes in SHOW ERRORS [object]
Cause: Invalid syntax was found in the object name submitted as an argument to SHOW ERRORS.
Action: If the SHOW ERRORs argument is quoted, check that only double quotes are used. Either quote the whole argument, or quote the schema and object components separately.
SP2-0778 Script filename and arguments too long
Cause: The combined length of the script filename and script arguments is too long for SQL*Plus.
Action: Reduce the length of the script name and path. Reduce the number and/or size of the script arguments.
SP2-0780 Value entered is not a valid datatype
Cause: The value entered in the ACCEPT command was not valid for the specified datatype.
Action: Enter a valid number within a valid range for the datatype.
SP2-0781 command option option_name out of range (min through max)
Cause: Attempted to enter a value outside the allowed range for the command option.
Action: Check the limits for the command option and enter a value within the allowed range.
SP2-0782 Prelim connection established
Cause: Document: Feedback message
Action:
SP2-0783 Cannot SET variable while connected to a database
Cause: Attempted to set a system variable that cannot be set while still connected to a database instance.
Action: Disconnect from the database instance before attempting to set the system variable.
SP2-0784 Invalid or incomplete character beginning byte returned
Cause: Attempted to return a string from the database that contained an invalid or incomplete character.
Action: Replace the invalid or incomplete string in the database with a valid or complete string.
SP2-0804 Procedure created with compilation warnings
Cause: The PL/SQL procedure has been created, but has one or more warnings, informational messages or performance messages that may help you to improve your PL/SQL procedure.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0805 Procedure altered with compilation warnings
Cause: The PL/SQL procedure has been altered, but has one or more warnings, informational messages or performance messages that may help you to improve your PL/SQL procedure.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0806 Function created with compilation warnings
Cause: The PL/SQL function has been created, but has one or more warnings, informational messages or performance messages that may help you to improve your PL/SQL function.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0807 Function altered with compilation warnings
Cause: The PL/SQL function has been altered, but has one or more warnings, informational messages or performance messages that may help you to improve your PL/SQL function.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0808 Package created with compilation warnings
Cause: The PL/SQL package has been created, but has one or more warnings, informational messages or performance messages that may help you to improve your PL/SQL package.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0809 Package altered with compilation warnings
Cause: The PL/SQL package has been altered, but has one or more warnings, informational messages or performance messages that may help you to improve your PL/SQL package.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0810 Package Body created with compilation warnings
Cause: The PL/SQL package body has been created, but has one or more warnings, informational messages or performance messages that may help you to improve your PL/SQL package body.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0811 Package Body altered with compilation warnings
Cause: The PL/SQL package body has been altered, but has one or more warnings, informational messages or performance messages that may help you to improve your PL/SQL package body.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0812 View created with compilation warnings
Cause: The PL/SQL view has been created, but has one or more warnings, informational messages or performance messages that may help you to improve your PL/SQL view.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0813 View altered with compilation warnings
Cause: The PL/SQL view has been altered, but has one or more warnings, informational messages or performance messages that may help you to improve your PL/SQL view.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0814 Trigger created with compilation warnings
Cause: The PL/SQL trigger has been created, but has one or more warnings, informational messages or performance messages that may help you to improve your PL/SQL trigger.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0815 Trigger altered with compilation warnings
Cause: The PL/SQL trigger has been altered, but has one or more warnings, informational messages or performance messages that may help you to improve your PL/SQL trigger.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0816 Type created with compilation warnings
Cause: The PL/SQL type has been created, but has one or more warnings, informational messages or performance messages that may help you to improve your PL/SQL type.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0817 Type altered with compilation warnings
Cause: The PL/SQL type has been altered, but has one or more warnings, informational messages or performance messages that may help you to improve your PL/SQL type.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0818 Type Body created with compilation warnings
Cause: The PL/SQL type body has been created, but has one or more warnings, informational messages or performance messages that may help you to improve your PL/SQL type body.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0819 Type Body altered with compilation warnings
Cause: The PL/SQL type body has been altered, but has one or more warnings, informational messages or performance messages that may help you to improve your PL/SQL type body.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0820 Library created with compilation warnings
Cause: The PL/SQL library has been created, but has one or more warnings, informational messages or performance messages that may help you to improve your PL/SQL library.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0821 Library altered with compilation warnings
Cause: The PL/SQL library has been altered, but has one or more warnings, informational messages or performance messages that may help you to improve your PL/SQL library.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0822 Java created with compilation warnings
Cause: The PL/SQL java has been created, but has one or more warnings, informational messages or performance messages that may help you to improve your PL/SQL java.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0823 Java altered with compilation warnings
Cause: The PL/SQL java has been altered, but has one or more warnings, informational messages or performance messages that may help you to improve your PL/SQL java.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0824 PL/SQL compilation warnings
Cause: The PL/SQL block has been created, but has one or more warnings, informational messages or performance messages that may help you to improve your PL/SQL block.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0825 Dimension created with compilation warnings
Cause: The PL/SQL dimension has been created, but has one or more warnings, informational messages or performance messages that may help you to improve your PL/SQL dimension.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0826 Dimension altered with compilation warnings
Cause: The PL/SQL dimension has been altered, but has one or more warnings, informational messages or performance messages that may help you to improve your PL/SQL dimension.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0827 Procedure created with compilation errors
Cause: The PL/SQL procedure has been created, but has one or more error messages.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0828 Procedure altered with compilation errors
Cause: The PL/SQL procedure has been altered, but has one or more error messages.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0829 Function created with compilation errors
Cause: The PL/SQL function has been created, but has one or more error messages.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0830 Function altered with compilation errors
Cause: The PL/SQL function has been altered, but has one or more error messages.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0831 Package created with compilation errors
Cause: The PL/SQL package has been created, but has one or more error messages.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0832 Package altered with compilation errors
Cause: The PL/SQL package has been altered, but has one or more error messages.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0833 Package Body created with compilation errors
Cause: The PL/SQL package body has been created, but has one or more error messages.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0834 Package Body altered with compilation errors
Cause: The PL/SQL package body has been altered, but has one or more error messages.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0835 View created with compilation errors
Cause: The PL/SQL view has been created, but has one or more error messages.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0836 View altered with compilation errors
Cause: The PL/SQL view has been altered, but has one or more error messages.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0837 Trigger created with compilation errors
Cause: The PL/SQL trigger has been created, but has one or more error messages.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0838 Trigger altered with compilation errors
Cause: The PL/SQL trigger has been altered, but has one or more error messages.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0839 Type created with compilation errors
Cause: The PL/SQL type has been created, but has one or more error messages.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0840 Type altered with compilation errors
Cause: The PL/SQL type has been altered, but has one or more error messages.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0841 Type Body created with compilation errors
Cause: The PL/SQL type body has been created, but has one or more error messages.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0842 Type Body altered with compilation errors
Cause: The PL/SQL type body has been altered, but has one or more error messages.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0843 Library created with compilation errors
Cause: The PL/SQL library has been created, but has one or more error messages.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0844 Library altered with compilation errors
Cause: The PL/SQL library has been altered, but has one or more error messages.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0845 Java created with compilation error
Cause: The PL/SQL java has been created, but has one or more error messages.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0846 Java altered with compilation errors
Cause: The PL/SQL java has been altered, but has one or more error messages.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0847 PL/SQL compilation errors
Cause: The PL/SQL block has been created, but has one or more error messages.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0848 Dimension created with compilation errors
Cause: The PL/SQL dimension has been created, but has one or more error messages.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-0849 Dimension altered with compilation errors
Cause: The PL/SQL dimension has been altered, but has one or more error messages.
Action: Use the SQL*Plus SHOW ERR[ORS] command to display the warnings and messages.
SP2-1500 STARTUP with UPGRADE only valid with Oracle 9.2 or greater
Cause: STARTUP UPGRADE was used to try to startup an Oracle server for a release prior to 9.2.
Action: Check the platform specific environment to verify that you are connecting to an Oracle server that is at least release 9.2.
SP2-1501 STARTUP with DOWNGRADE only valid with Oracle 9.2 or greater
Cause: STARTUP DOWNGRADE was used to try to startup an Oracle server for a release prior to 9.2.
Action: Check the platform specific environment to verify that you are connecting to an Oracle server that is at least release 9.2.
SP2-1502 The HTTP proxy server specified by http_proxy is not accessible
Cause: The HTTP proxy server used by SQL*Plus cannot be accessed. SQL*Plus will be unable to run scripts located on a web server.
Action: Check that the proxy setting has the correct value, or unset it if no proxy is needed. SQL*Plus may get the proxy name from the environment variable http_proxy, or the value may be set in another way on your system. Check that the given proxy server is operational. Most web browsers can be configured to use a proxy. Configure a browser to use the desired proxy and verify that web pages can still be loaded.
SP2-1503 Unable to initialize Oracle call interface
Cause: Indicates a library used by SQL*Plus to communicate with the database failed to initialize correctly.
Action: Check that the Oracle environment or registry entries are consistent and correct. If using the SQL*Plus Instant Client make sure the SQL*Plus and Oracle libraries are from the same release. Make sure you have read access to the libraries.
SP2-1504 Cannot print uninitialized LOB variable
Cause: The specified LOB variable should be initialized before printing.
Action: Check that the specified variable is initialized and try again.
SP2-1505 Invalid COL or TAB position entered
Cause: The BTITLE, TTITLE, REPHEADER or REPFOOTER command you entered attempts to use a COL or TAB value greater than 240, or a COL or TAB value greater than LINESIZE if LINESIZE is greater than 240.
Action: Make sure the BTITLE, TTITLE, REPHEADER or REPFOOTER command you enter uses a COL or TAB value of 240 or less, or uses a COL or TAB value of LINESIZE or less if LINESIZE is greater than 240.
SP2-1507 Errorlogging table, role or privilege is missing or not accessible
Cause: Errorlogging table/role/privilege is missing or not accessible.
Action: See elgsetup.txt in the sqlplus doc directory for information about how to create a non-default error log table. See the Oracle Database Administrator's Guide for information about how to grant privileges.
SP2-1508 Invalid option for SET ERRORLOGGING OFF
Cause: An attempt was made to issue the SET ERRORLOGGING OFF command with additional options. SET ERRORLOGGING OFF accepts no other options.
Action: Reenter the SET ERRORLOGGING OFF command without any other options.
SP2-1509 Invalid option for SET ERRORLOGGING ON
Cause: An attempt was made to enter an invalid option for SET ERRORLOGGING ON.
Action: Reenter the SET ERRORLOGGING ON command with valid options. Valid options are: TABLE, IDENTIFIER, and TRUNCATE.
SP2-1510 Invalid option option_name for SET ERRORLOGGING ON
Cause: An attempt was made to enter an invalid option for SET ERRORLOGGING ON.
Action: Reenter the SET ERRORLOGGING ON command with valid options. Valid options are: TABLE, IDENTIFIER, and TRUNCATE.
SP2-1511 Missing table name for SET ERRORLOGGING ON TABLE
Cause: Either no table name was entered, or an invalid table or schema name was entered with the SET ERRORLOGGING ON TABLE command. The table name is assumed to be in the current schema unless another schema is specified with the syntax schema.table.
Action: Reenter the SET ERRORLOGGING ON TABLE command with a valid table name.
SP2-1512 Unable to set table_name as table name for SET ERRORLOGGING ON TABLE
Cause: Either no table name was entered, or an invalid table or schema name was entered with the SET ERRORLOGGING ON TABLE command. The table name is assumed to be in the current schema unless another schema is specified with the syntax schema.table.
Action: Reenter the SET ERRORLOGGING ON TABLE command with a valid table name.
SP2-1513 Invalid file name file_name for SET ERRORLOGGING ON FILE
Cause: Either no file name was entered, or an invalid file name or path was entered with the SET ERRORLOGGING ON FILE command.
Action: Reenter the SET ERRORLOGGING ON FILE command with a valid file name and path.
SP2-1514 Invalid identifier identifier for SET ERRORLOGGING ON IDENTIFIER
Cause: Either no identifier string was entered, or an invalid identifier string was entered with the SET ERRORLOGGING ON IDENTIFIER command. The identifier string cannot contain special characters.
Action: Reenter the SET ERRORLOGGING ON IDENTIFIER command with a valid identifier string.
SP2-1515 Invalid identifier identifier for SET ERRORLOGGING ON IDENTIFIER
Cause: Either no identifier string was entered, or an invalid identifier string was entered with the SET ERRORLOGGING ON IDENTIFIER command. The identifier string cannot contain special characters.
Action: Reenter the SET ERRORLOGGING ON IDENTIFIER command with a valid identifier string.
SP2-1516 Unmatched quotes in identifier identifier for SET ERRORLOGGING ON IDENTIFIER
Cause: An invalid string was found in the SET ERRORLOGGING ON IDENTIFIER command. The identifier string must be contained in single or double quotes.
Action: Check string quotes in the identifier before reentering the SET ERRORLOGGING ON IDENTIFIER command.
SP2-1517 Unable to flush the error log table schema.table
Cause: User may have insufficient privileges to flush the error log table.
Action: Check the privileges granted to access the error log table. See the Oracle Database Administrator's Guide for information about how to grant privileges.
SP2-1518 Errorlogging table table_name does not exist in schema schema_name
Cause: Attempted to write to a non-existent error log table.
Action: See elgsetup.txt in the sqlplus doc directory for information about how to create a non-default error log table.
SP2-1519 Unable to write to the error log table schema.table
Cause: User may have insufficient privileges to write to the error log table.
Action: Check the privileges granted to access the error log table. See the Oracle Database Administrator's Guide for information about how to grant privileges.

COPY Command Messages

CPY-0002 Illegal or missing APPEND, CREATE, INSERT, or REPLACE option
Cause: An internal COPY function has invoked COPY with a create option (flag) value that is out of range.
Action: Please contact Oracle Worldwide Customer Support Services.
CPY-0003 Internal Error: logical host number out of range
Cause: An internal COPY function has been invoked with a logical host number value that is out of range.
Action: Please contact Oracle Worldwide Customer Support Services.
CPY-0004 Source and destination table and column names don't match
Cause: On an APPEND operation or an INSERT (when the table exists), at least one column name in the destination table does not match the corresponding column name in the optional column name list or in the SELECT command.
Action: Re-specify the COPY command, making sure that the column names and their respective order in the destination table match the column names and column order in the optional column list or in the SELECT command
CPY-0005 Source and destination column attributes don't match
Cause: On an APPEND operation or an INSERT (when the table exists), at least one column in the destination table does not have the same datatype as the corresponding column in the SELECT command.
Action: Re-specify the COPY command, making sure that the data types for items being selected agree with the destination. Use TO_DATE, TO_CHAR, and TO_NUMBER to make conversions.
CPY-0006 Select list has more columns than destination table
Cause: On an APPEND operation or an INSERT (when the table exists), the number of columns in the SELECT command is greater than the number of columns in the destination table.
Action: Re-specify the COPY command, making sure that the number of columns being selected agrees with the number in the destination table.
CPY-0007 Select list has fewer columns than destination table
Cause: On an APPEND operation or INSERT (when the table exists), the number of columns in the SELECT command is less than the number of columns in the destination table.
Action: Re-specify the COPY command, making sure that the number of columns being selected agrees with the number in the destination table.
CPY-0008 More column list names than columns in the destination table
Cause: On an APPEND operation or an INSERT (when the table exists), the number of columns in the column name list is greater than the number of columns in the destination table.
Action: Re-specify the COPY command, making sure that the number of columns in the column list agrees with the number in the destination table.
CPY-0009 Fewer column list names than columns in the destination table
Cause: On an APPEND operation or an INSERT (when the table exists), the number of columns in the column name list is less than the number of columns in the destination table.
Action: Re-specify the COPY command, making sure that the number of columns in the column list agrees with the number in the destination table.
CPY-0012 Datatype cannot be copied
Cause: An attempt was made to copy a datatype that is not supported in the COPY command. Datatypes supported by the COPY command are CHAR, DATE, LONG, NUMBER and VARCHAR2.
Action: Re-specify the COPY command, making sure that the unsupported datatype column is removed. For more information, see the SQL*Plus COPY Command.