60 ORA-01500 to ORA-02098

ORA-01500: failure in getting date/time

Cause: During create database or alter tablespace, there was a failure in getting the date and time.

Action: Contact your customer support representative.

ORA-01501: CREATE DATABASE failed

Cause: An error occurred during create database

Action: See accompanying errors.

ORA-01502: index 'string.string' or partition of such index is in unusable state

Cause: An attempt has been made to access an index or index partition that has been marked unusable by a direct load or by a DDL operation

Action: DROP the specified index, or REBUILD the specified index, or REBUILD the unusable index partition

ORA-01503: CREATE CONTROLFILE failed

Cause: An error occurred during CREATE CONTROLFILE

Action: See accompanying errors.

ORA-01504: database name 'string' does not match parameter db_name 'string'

Cause: The name in a database create or mount does not match the name given in the INIT.ORA parameter db_name.

Action: correct or omit one of the two names.

ORA-01505: error in adding log files

Cause: During create or alter database, error(s) occurred when adding new log files.

Action: Check error stack for detailed error information.

ORA-01506: missing or illegal database name

Cause: No db_name INIT.ORA aprameter was specified.

Action: The database name must be given in the db_name INIT.ORA parameter.

ORA-01507: database not mounted

Cause: A command was attempted that requires the database to be mounted.

Action: If you are using the ALTER DATABASE statement via the SQLDBA startup command, specify the MOUNT option to startup; else if you are directly doing an ALTER DATABASE DISMOUNT, do nothing; else specify the MOUNT option to ALTER DATABASE. If you are doing a backup or copy, you must first mount the desired database. If you are doing a FLASHBACK DATABASE, you must first mount the desired database.

ORA-01508: cannot create database; error in file 'string' at line string

Cause: CREATE DATABASE was unable to process the specified file.

Action: Check the offending line in the specified file.

ORA-01509: specified name 'string' does not match actual 'string'

Cause: The database name specified in ALTER DATABASE does not match the name of the currently mounted database.

Action: Correct the database name spelling or DISMOUNT the mounted database.

ORA-01510: error in deleting log files

Cause: During ALTER DATABASE, an error occurred while dropping log files.

Action: Check the error stack for detailed error information.

ORA-01511: error in renaming log/data files

Cause: An error occurred during the ALTER DATABASE RENAME FILE command.

Action: Check the error stack for detailed error information.

ORA-01512: error renaming log file string - new file string not found

Cause: An attempt to change a log file's name in the control file failed because no file was found with the new name.

Action: Make sure that the log file has been properly renamed by the operating system and retry.

ORA-01513: invalid current time returned by operating system

Cause: The operating system returned a time that was not between 1988 and 2121.

Action: Correct the time kept by the operating system.

ORA-01514: error in log specification: no such log

Cause: A log file name, or list of member names, did not correspond to an existing log.

Action: Specify an existing log file.

ORA-01515: error dropping log group string: no such log

Cause: ALTER DATABASE is attempting to drop a log file which is not known to the database control file.

Action: Specify the name of an existing log file.

ORA-01516: nonexistent log file, data file, or temporary file "string"

Cause: An attempt was made to use ALTER DATABASE to rename a log file, data file, or temporary file; or to change attributes of a data file or temporary file (for example, resize, autoextend, online or offline); or to re-create or move a data file. The attempt failed because the specified file is not known to the database's control file or is not of a type supported by the request.

Action: Specify the name or number of an existing file of the correct type, as appropriate. Check the relevant V$ table for a list of possible files.

ORA-01517: log member: 'string'

Cause: Used to print member names

Action: See top level error for information

ORA-01518: CREATE DATABASE must specify more than one log file

Cause: Only one log file was specified in the CREATE DATABASE statement.

Action: Specify at least two log files.

ORA-01519: error while processing file 'string' near line string

Cause: CREATE DATABASE encountered a problem while processing specified file. The specified file is bad.

Action: Retry your system installation procedure or contact your customer support representative.

ORA-01520: number of data files to add (string) exceeds limit of string

Cause: CREATE TABLESPACE statement specifies more files than is permitted for this database.

Action: Use fewer files or re-create the database with a larger value of MAXDATAFILES.

ORA-01521: error in adding data files

Cause: During CREATE or ALTER TABLESPACE, an error was detected while adding data files.

Action: Check the error stack for detailed error information.

ORA-01522: file 'string' to be renamed does not exist

Cause: During ALTER TABLESPACE RENAME, a file to be renamed was not found in the database control file.

Action: Specify the correct file name.

ORA-01523: cannot rename data file to 'string' - file already part of database

Cause: During ALTER DATABASE RENAME or ALTER TABLESPACE RENAME, the new name of a file is already present in the control file.

Action: Rename the file to a name not already being used as part of the database.

ORA-01524: cannot create data file as 'string' - file already part of database

Cause: During ALTER DATABASE CREATE DATAFILE, the new name of a file is already present in the control file.

Action: Create the file as a name not already being used as part of the database.

ORA-01525: error in renaming data files

Cause: An error occurred when renaming files as part of ALTER TABLESPACE.

Action: Check the error stack for detailed information. All files are renamed except for those mentioned in the error stack.

ORA-01526: error in opening file 'string'

Cause: CREATE DATABASE was not able to open the specified file. This is probably due to a system installation error.

Action: Retry your system installation procedure or contact your customer support representative.

ORA-01527: error while reading file

Cause: CREATE DATABASE was not able to read the specified file. This is probably due to a system installation error.

Action: Retry your system installation procedure or contact your customer support representative.

ORA-01528: EOF while processing SQL statement

Cause: CREATE DATABASE unexpectedly hit EOF while reading the specified file. The sql.bsq file is bad.

Action: Retry your system installation procedure or contact your customer support representative.

ORA-01529: error closing file 'string'

Cause: CREATE DATABASE was not able to close the specified file.

Action: Retry your system installation procedure or contact your customer support representative.

ORA-01530: a database already mounted by the instance

Cause: During ALTER DATABASE MOUNT, an attempt is being made to mount a database on an instance in which a database is or has previously been mounted.

Action: If you wish to mount the database, shutdown the instance and then startup the instance and retry the operation.

ORA-01531: a database already open by the instance

Cause: During ALTER DATABASE, an attempt was made to open a database on an instance for which there is already an open database.

Action: If you wish to open a new database on the instance, first shutdown the instance and then startup the instance and retry the operation.

ORA-01532: cannot create database; instance being started elsewhere

Cause: During CREATE DATABASE, another user appears to be simultaneously altering the instance.

Action: Make sure no one else is simultaneously altering the instance. If no one is, contact your customer support representative; otherwise, retry the operation.

ORA-01533: cannot rename file 'string'; file does not belong to tablespace

Cause: During ALTER TABLESPACE RENAME, a file to be renamed was not found in the argument tablespace.

Action: Specify the correct file name or the correct tablespace name.

ORA-01534: rollback segment 'string' doesn't exist

Cause: During ALTER or DROP ROLLBACK SEGMENT, the specified rollback segment name is unknown.

Action: Use the correct rollback segment name.

ORA-01535: rollback segment 'string' already exists or given name has prefix _SYSSMU

Cause: Specified rollback segment already exists or given name starts with _SYSSMU.

Action: Use a different name. Note that _SYSSMU is an illegal prefix to an RBU segment.

ORA-01536: space quota exceeded for tablespace 'string'

Cause: The space quota for the segment owner in the tablespace has been exhausted and the operation attempted the creation of a new segment extent in the tablespace.

Action: Either drop unnecessary objects in the tablespace to reclaim space or have a privileged user increase the quota on this tablespace for the segment owner.

ORA-01537: cannot add file 'string' - file already part of database

Cause: During CREATE or ALTER TABLESPACE, a file being added is already part of the database.

Action: Use a different file name.

ORA-01538: failed to acquire any rollback segment

Cause: Failed to acquire any rollback segment during startup in shared mode

Action: Startup in exclusive mode to create one more public segment or specify available private segments in the INIT.ORA parameter rollback_segments_required, then startup in shared mode

ORA-01539: tablespace 'string' is not online

Cause: Failed to either make a tablespace read-only or offline because it is not online. A tblespace must be online before it can become read-only or offline normal.

Action: Check the status of the tablespace. Use IMMEDIATE or TEMPORARY options to force all files offline. Bring the tablespace online before making it read-only.

ORA-01540: tablespace 'string' is not offline

Cause: Failed to bring a tablespace online because it is not offline

Action: Check the status of the tablespace

ORA-01541: system tablespace cannot be brought offline; shut down if necessary

Cause: Tried to bring system tablespace offline

Action: Shutdown if necessary to do recovery

ORA-01542: tablespace 'string' is offline, cannot allocate space in it

Cause: Tried to allocate space in an offline tablespace

Action: Bring the tablespace online or create the object in other tablespace

ORA-01543: tablespace 'string' already exists

Cause: Tried to create a tablespace which already exists

Action: Use a different name for the new tablespace

ORA-01544: cannot drop system rollback segment

Cause: Tried to drop system rollback segment

Action: None

ORA-01545: rollback segment 'string' specified not available

Cause: Either: 1) An attempt was made to bring a rollback segment online that is unavailable during startup; for example, the rollback segment is in an offline tablespace. 2) An attempt was made to bring a rollback segment online that is already online. This is because the rollback segment is specified twice in the ROLLBACK_SEGMENTS parameter in the initialization parameter file or the rollback segment is already online by another instance. 3) An attempt was made to drop a rollback segment that is currently online. 4) An attempt was made to alter a rollback segment that is currently online to use unlimited extents. 5) An attempt was made to online a rollback segment that is corrupted. This is because the rollback is specified in _corrupted_rollback_segments parameter in initialization parameter file.

Action: Either: 1) Make the rollback segment available; for example, bring an offline tablespace online. 2) Remove the name from the ROLLBACK_SEGMENTS parameter if the name is a duplicate or if another instance has already acquired the rollback segment. 3) Bring the rollback segment offline first. This may involve waiting for the active transactions to finish, or, if the rollback segment needs recovery, discover which errors are holding up the rolling back of the transactions and take appropriate actions. 4) Same as 3). 5) Remove the name from the _corrupted_rollback_segments parameter.

ORA-01546: tablespace contains active rollback segment 'string'

Cause: Tried to make a tablespace that contains active rollback segment(s) offline or read-only

Action: Shutdown instances that use the active rollback segments in the tablespace and then make the tablespace offline or read-only

ORA-01547: warning: RECOVER succeeded but OPEN RESETLOGS would get error below

Cause: Media recovery with one of the incomplete recovery options ended without error. However, if the ALTER DATABASE OPEN RESETLOGS command were attempted now, it would fail with the specified error. The most likely cause of this error is forgetting to restore one or more datafiles from a sufficiently old backup before executing the incomplete recovery.

Action: Rerun the incomplete media recovery using different datafile backups, a different control file, or different stop criteria.

ORA-01548: active rollback segment 'string' found, terminate dropping tablespace

Cause: Tried to drop a tablespace that contains active rollback segment(s)

Action: Shutdown instances that use the active rollback segments in the tablespace and then drop the tablespace

ORA-01549: tablespace not empty, use INCLUDING CONTENTS option

Cause: Tried to drop a non-empty tablespace

Action: To drop all the objects in the tablespace, use the INCLUDING CONTENTS option

ORA-01550: cannot drop system tablespace

Cause: Tried to drop system tablespace

Action: None

ORA-01551: extended rollback segment, pinned blocks released

Cause: Doing recursive extent of rollback segment, trapped internally by the system

Action: None

ORA-01552: cannot use system rollback segment for non-system tablespace 'string'

Cause: Tried to use the system rollback segment for operations involving non-system tablespace. If this is a clone database then this will happen when attempting any data modification outside of the system tablespace. Only the system rollback segment can be online in a clone database.

Action: Create one or more private/public segment(s), shutdown and then startup again. May need to modify the INIT.ORA parameter rollback_segments to acquire private rollback segment. If this is a clone database being used for tablspace point in time recovery then this operation is not allowed. If the non-system tablespace has AUTO segment space management, then create an undo tablespace.

ORA-01553: MAXEXTENTS must be no smaller than the string extents currently allocated

Cause: The number of extents allocated is greater than the MAXEXTENTS specified.

Action: Specify a larger MAXEXTENTS value.

ORA-01554: transaction concurrency limit reached reason:string params:string, string

Cause: Too many concurrent transactions

Action: Shutdown the system, modify the INIT.ORA parameters transactions, rollback_segments or rollback_segments_required, then startup again.

ORA-01555: snapshot too old: rollback segment number string with name "string" too small

Cause: rollback records needed by a reader for consistent read are overwritten by other writers

Action: If in Automatic Undo Management mode, increase undo_retention setting. Otherwise, use larger rollback segments

ORA-01556: MINEXTENTS for rollback segment must be greater than 1

Cause: Specified MINEXTENTS of less than 2 for rollback segment

Action: Specify larger MINEXTENTS

ORA-01557: rollback segment extents must be at least string blocks

Cause: Specified extent of less than minimum size for rollback segment

Action: Specify larger extents

ORA-01558: out of transaction ID's in rollback segment string

Cause: All the available transaction id's have been used

Action: Shutdown the instance and restart using other rollback segment(s), then drop the rollback segment that has no more transaction id's.

ORA-01559: MAXEXTENTS for rollback segment must be greater than 1

Cause: Specified MAXEXTENTS of less than 2 for rollback segment

Action: Specify larger MAXEXTENTS

ORA-01560: LIKE pattern contains partial or illegal character

Cause: like pattern is not formed correctly

Action: make sure like pattern is specified correctly

ORA-01561: failed to remove all objects in the tablespace specified

Cause: Failed to remove all objects when dropping a tablespace

Action: Retry the drop tablespace until all objects are dropped

ORA-01562: failed to extend rollback segment number string

Cause: Failure occurred when trying to extend rollback segment

Action: This is normally followed by another error message that caused the failure. You may take the rollback segment offline to perform maintainence. Use the alter rollback segment offline command to take the rollback segment offline.

ORA-01563: rollback segment is PUBLIC, need to use the keyword PUBLIC

Cause: Did not use the keyword PUBLIC to identified public rollback segment

Action: Use the keyword PUBLIC when identifying public rollback segment

ORA-01564: rollback segment is not PUBLIC

Cause: The rollback segment segment identified is not public

Action: Do not use the keyword PUBLIC when identifying private rollback segment

ORA-01565: error in identifying file 'string'

Cause: An error occurred while trying to identify a file.

Action: Check the error stack for detailed information.

ORA-01566: file specified more than once in ALTER DATABASE

Cause: The list of files supplied to the command contained at least one duplicate.

Action: Remove the duplicate file specification and retry.

ORA-01567: dropping log string would leave less than 2 log files for instance string (thread string)

Cause: Dropping all the logs specified would leave fewer than the required two log files per enabled thread.

Action: Either drop fewer logs or disable the thread before deleting the logs. It may be possible to clear the log rather than drop it.

ORA-01568: cannot set space quota on PUBLIC

Cause: Trying to set space quota on a tablespace for PUBLIC.

Action: If trying to grant system-wide or tablespace-wide space priviledges to all users, use GRANT RESOURCE [ON tablespace] TO PUBLIC.

ORA-01569: data file too small for system dictionary tables

Cause: The datafile specified during creation of the database is too small to hold the system dictionary tables.

Action: Recreate the database by specifying a larger file or more files.

ORA-01570: MINEXTENTS must be no larger than the string extents currently allocated

Cause: The number of extents allocated is smaller than the MINEXTENTS specified.

Action: Specify a smaller MINEXTENTS value.

ORA-01571: redo version string incompatible with ORACLE version string

Cause: This software version can not read the current redo logs, and either crash recovery is required or there are offline database files that need media recovery. If a file name is listed then it needs media recovery.

Action: Shutdown and startup using the compatible software. Do any required media recovery, and open the database. Shutdown and then startup using current software. If the file is going to be dropped then take it offline with the DROP option to skip this check.

ORA-01572: rollback segment 'string' cannot be brought online, string extents exceeded

Cause: The number of extents in the rollback segment exceeds the hard limit. It cannot be brought online for writing.

Action: Drop and recreate the rollback segment.

ORA-01573: shutting down instance, no further change allowed

Cause: Some process tries to make changes while the db is being shutdown

Action: None

ORA-01574: maximum number of concurrent transactions exceeded

Cause: the limit on the number of concurrent transactions has been hit

Action: shutdown the system, increase the INIT.ORA parameter 'transactions' , and then restart the system.

ORA-01575: timeout waiting for space management resource

Cause: failed to acquire necessary resource to do space management.

Action: Retry the operation.

ORA-01576: The instance string is not enabled

Cause: The thread associated with instance is not enabled.

Action: Enable the thread associated with the instance using ALTER DATABASE ENABLE INSTANCE command.

ORA-01577: cannot add log file 'string' - file already part of database

Cause: During CREATE or ALTER DATABASE, a file being added is already part of the database.

Action: Use a different file name.

ORA-01578: ORACLE data block corrupted (file # string, block # string)

Cause: The data block indicated was corrupt. This was a physical corruption, also called a media corruption. The cause is unknown but is most likely external to the database. If ORA-26040 is also signaled, the corruption is due to NOLOGGING or UNRECOVERABLE operations.

Action: The general method to repair a media corrupt block is to restore a backup and recover the backup. For databases in ARCHIVELOG mode, use block media recovery or media recovery. In some situations, you can also drop the segment and re-create it. For example, you can drop an index and re-create the index.

ORA-01579: write error occurred during recovery

Cause: A write error occurred during recovery

Action: Consult trace files for the nature of the write error, and correct error.

ORA-01580: error creating control backup file string

Cause: An operating system error occurred while attempting to create a control file backup.

Action: Check the error stack for more detailed information

ORA-01581: attempt to use rollback segment (string) new extent (string) which is being allocated

Cause: Undo generated to extend a rollback segment run out of current undo block space and is attempting to write into the new extent which has not been completely allocated.

Action: The rollback segment extending will be rollbacked by the system, no more extension will be possible untill the next extent is freed up by rolling back or committing other transactions.

ORA-01582: unable to open control file for backup

Cause: An operating system error occurred while attempting to open a control file for backup.

Action: Check the error stack for more detailed information

ORA-01583: unable to get block size of control file to be backed up

Cause: An operating system error occurred while attempting to get the block size of a control file for backup.

Action: Check the error stack for more detailed information

ORA-01584: unable to get file size of control file to be backed up

Cause: An operating system error occurred while attempting to get the file size of a control file for backup.

Action: Check the error stack for more detailed information

ORA-01585: error identifying backup file string

Cause: An operating system error occurred when attempting to identify the file to be used for control file backup.

Action: Check the error stack for more detailed information

ORA-01586: database must be mounted EXCLUSIVE and not open for this operation

Cause: Attempting to DROP DATABASE when the database is not mounted EXCLUSIVE.

Action: Mount the database in EXCLUSIVE mode.

ORA-01587: error during control file backup file copy
ORA-01588: must use RESETLOGS option for database open

Cause: An earlier attempt to open the database with the RESETLOGS option did not complete, or recovery was done with a control file backup, or a FLASHBACK DATABASE was done.

Action: Use the RESETLOGS option when opening the database.

ORA-01589: must use RESETLOGS or NORESETLOGS option for database open

Cause: Either incomplete or backup control file recovery has been performed. After these types of recovery you must specify either the RESETLOGS option or the NORESETLOGS option to open your database.

Action: Specify the appropriate option.

ORA-01590: number of segment free list (string) exceeds maximum of string

Cause: storage parameter FREELIST GROUPS is too large.

Action: Reduce storage parameters FREELIST GROUPS

ORA-01591: lock held by in-doubt distributed transaction string

Cause: Trying to access resource that is locked by a dead two-phase commit transaction that is in prepared state.

Action: DBA should query the pending_trans$ and related tables, and attempt to repair network connection(s) to coordinator and commit point. If timely repair is not possible, DBA should contact DBA at commit point if known or end user for correct outcome, or use heuristic default if given to issue a heuristic commit or abort command to finalize the local portion of the distributed transaction.

ORA-01592: error converting Version 7 rollback segment (string) to Oracle 8 format

Cause: Look at the accompanying internal error; Version 7 database may not have shutdown cleanly.

Action: Investigate the internal error; may have to reload the Version 7 Investigate the internal error; may have to reload the Version 7 database (from backup) and shutdown the database cleanly.

ORA-01593: rollback segment optimal size (string blks) is smaller than the computed initial size (string blks)

Cause: Specified OPTIMAL size is smaller than the cumulative size of the initial extents during create rollback segment.

Action: Specify a larger OPTIMAL size.

ORA-01594: attempt to wrap into rollback segment (string) extent (string) which is being freed

Cause: Undo generated to free a rollback segment extent is attempting to write into the same extent due to small extents and/or too many extents to free

Action: The rollback segment shrinking will be rollbacked by the system; increase the optimal size of the rollback segment.

ORA-01595: error freeing extent (string) of rollback segment (string))

Cause: Some error occurred while freeing inactive rollback segment extents.

Action: Investigate the accompanying error.

ORA-01596: cannot specify system in string parameter

Cause: The system rollback segment is specified in the INIT.ORA parameter referred to in the error message

Action: change the INIT.ORA parameter

ORA-01597: cannot alter system rollback segment online or offline

Cause: Tried to online or offline the system rollback segment

Action: None

ORA-01598: rollback segment 'string' is not online

Cause: Could have been taken offline before by DBA or cleaned up by SMON.

Action: Check the status of rollback segment in undo$ or dba_rollback_segs to make sure the rollback segment is actually online.

ORA-01599: failed to acquire rollback segment (string), cache space is full

Cause: the amount statically allocated is not enough based on max_rollback_segments parameter.

Action: For now take another rollback segment offline or increase the parameter max_rollback_segments

ORA-01600: at most one "string" in clause "string" of string

Cause: The INIT.ORA parameter was mis-specified.

Action: Correct the INIT.ORA parameter and restart the instance.

ORA-01601: illegal bucket size in clause "string" of string

Cause: The bucket size was invalid for this parameter.

Action: Correct the INIT.ORA parameter and restart the instance.

ORA-01603: illegal grouping size in clause "string" of string

Cause: The grouping size was invalid for this parameter.

Action: Correct the INIT.ORA parameter and restart the instance.

ORA-01604: illegal number range in clause "string" of string

Cause: The number range was invalid for this parameter.

Action: Correct the INIT.ORA parameter and restart the instance.

ORA-01605: missing numbers in clause "string" of string

Cause: The numbers were missing for this parameter.

Action: Correct the INIT.ORA parameter and restart the instance.

ORA-01606: parameter not identical to that of another mounted instance

Cause: A parameter was different on two instances.

Action: Modify the initialization parameter and restart.

ORA-01607: cannot add logfile to the specified instance

Cause: The limit on the number of instances supported by the control file has been reached.

Action: Use an instance name supported by the control file, or resize the thread record and/or checkpoint progress record secions of the control file.

ORA-01608: cannot bring rollback segment 'string' online, its status is (string)

Cause: Could have been brought online before by DBA or left as a result of process crash.

Action: Check the status of rollback segment in undo$ or dba_rollback_segs

ORA-01609: log string is the current log for thread string - cannot drop members

Cause: A member of the current log for a thread cannot be dropped.

Action: If the thread is opened, request a log switch by the instance that is using it. If it is not open, disable the thread, manually archive the log, or clear it.

ORA-01610: recovery using the BACKUP CONTROLFILE option must be done

Cause: Either an earlier database recovery session specified BACKUP CONTROLFILE, or the control file was recreated with the RESETLOGS option, or the control file being used is a backup control file. After that only BACKUP CONTROLFILE recovery is allowed and it must be followed by a log reset at the next database open.

Action: Perform recovery using the BACKUP CONTROFILE option.

ORA-01611: thread number string is invalid - must be between 1 and string

Cause: A thread number in a command is greater than the number of threads supported by the control file.

Action: Use a thread number that is valid, or resize the thread record and/or checkpoint progress record sections of the control file.

ORA-01612: instance string (thread string) is already enabled

Cause: An attempt was made to enable a thread that is already enabled.

Action: Either use this thread or enable another thread.

ORA-01613: instance string (thread string) only has string logs - at least 2 logs required to enable.

Cause: The thread cannot be enabled because it only has two online log files associated with it.

Action: Add logs to the thread or pick another thread to enable

ORA-01614: instance string (thread string) is busy - cannot enable

Cause: The mount enqueue for the thread could not be acquired when attempting to enable the thread. This probably means that another process has already started enabling this thread.

Action: Wait and try again, or find another thread to enable.

ORA-01615: instance string (thread string) is mounted - cannot disable

Cause: Some instance, possibly this one, has allocated the thread for its use. The thread can not be disabled while in use.

Action: Shut the instance down cleany using the thread.

ORA-01616: instance string (thread string) is open - cannot disable

Cause: The thread is not closed. The last instance to use the thread died leaving the thread open. A thread cannot be disabled until it is closed. It is still required for crash or instance recovery.

Action: If the database is open, instance recovery should close the thread soon - wait a few minutes. Otherwise open the database - crash recovery will close the thread.

ORA-01617: cannot mount: string is not a valid thread number

Cause: The INIT.ORA parameter "thread" is not between 1 and the number of threads allowed by the control file.

Action: Shut down the instance, change the INIT.ORA parameter and startup, or resize the thread record and/or checkpoint progress record sections of the control file.

ORA-01618: redo thread string is not enabled - cannot mount

Cause: The INIT.ORA parameter "thread" requests a thread that is not enabled. A thread must be enabled before it can be mounted.

Action: Shutdown the instance, change the INIT.ORA parameter and startup mounting a different thread. If the database is open in another instance then the thread may be enabled.

ORA-01619: thread string is mounted by another instance

Cause: The INIT.ORA parameter "thread" requests a thread that has been mounted by another instance. Only one instance may use a thread.

Action: Shutdown the instance, change the INIT.ORA parameter and startup mounting a different thread.

ORA-01620: no public threads are available for mounting

Cause: The INIT.ORA parameter "thread" is zero, its default value. There are no threads which have been publicly enabled, and not mounted.

Action: Shutdown the instance, change the INIT.ORA parameter to a thread which is privately enabled and not mounted. If the database is open in another instance, then a thread may be publicly enabled.

ORA-01621: cannot rename member of current log if database is open

Cause: This is a rename command for a member of the current log for an open thread. If the database is open anywhere, the log may be in use, so the rename cannot be done.

Action: Wait until the log is not current, or mount the database exclusively.

ORA-01622: thread number must be specified - default not specific

Cause: The thread was not specified when adding a log, and the currently mounted thread was chosen by default at mount time. Since the current thread was not specified explicitly the user cannot know which thread the log will be added to.

Action: Explicitly specify the thread number either in the INIT.ORA parameter "thread", or in the add command.

ORA-01623: log string is current log for instance string (thread string) - cannot drop

Cause: A thread's current log cannot be dropped even if the thread is closed. A disabled thread usually does not have a current log, but a half completed disable may need to be disabled again.

Action: If the database is not open then disable the thread. If the database is open and an instance has the thread open, then the instance can be requested to switch logs. If the database is closed the log can be archived or cleared to force a switch.

ORA-01624: log string needed for crash recovery of instance string (thread string)

Cause: A log cannot be dropped or cleared until the thread's checkpoint has advanced out of the log.

Action: If the database is not open, then open it. Crash recovery will advance the checkpoint. If the database is open force a global checkpoint. If the log is corrupted so that the database cannot be opened, it may be necessary to do incomplete recovery until cancel at this log.

ORA-01625: rollback segment 'string' does not belong to this instance

Cause: Trying to shrink or take a rollback segment offline that does not belong to this instance.

Action: n/a

ORA-01626: rollback segment number 'string' cannot handle more transactions

Cause: Too many transactions in this segment.

Action: Choose a different rollback segment, or reduce the number of concurrent transactions.

ORA-01627: rollback segment number 'string' is not online

Cause: Could have been taken offline before by DBA or cleaned up by SMON.

Action: Check the status of rollback segment in undo$ or dba_rollback_segs to make sure the rollback segment is actually online.

ORA-01628: max # extents (string) reached for rollback segment string

Cause: An attempt was made to extend a rollback segment that was already at the MAXEXTENTS value.

Action: If the value of the MAXEXTENTS storage parameter is less than the maximum allowed by the system, raise this value.

ORA-01629: max # extents (string) reached saving undo for tablespace string

Cause: Save undo for the offline tablespace at max extents

Action: Check the storage parameters for the system tablespace. The tablespace needs to be brought back online so the undo can be applied .

ORA-01630: max # extents (string) reached in temp segment in tablespace string

Cause: A temp segment tried to extend past max extents.

Action: If maxextents for the tablespace is less than the the system maximum, you can raise that. Otherwise, raise pctincrease for the tablespace

ORA-01631: max # extents (string) reached in table string.string

Cause: A table tried to extend past maxextents

Action: If maxextents is less than the system maximum, raise it. Otherwise, you must recreate with larger initial, next or pctincrease params

ORA-01632: max # extents (string) reached in index string.string

Cause: An index tried to extend past maxextents

Action: If maxextents is less than the system max, raise it. Otherwise, you must recreate with larger initial, next or pctincrease params.

ORA-01633: Real Application Clusters Option needed for this operation

Cause: System doesn't have Real Application Clusters configured

Action: Obtain Real Application Clusters option

ORA-01634: rollback segment number 'string' is about to go offline

Cause: The rollback segment specified was marked to go offline by DBA.

Action: Bring the rollback segment online first.

ORA-01635: rollback segment #string specified not available

Cause: (same as 1545)

Action: (same as 1545)

ORA-01636: rollback segment 'string' is already online

Cause: The instance is trying to online an already online RS

Action: n/a

ORA-01637: rollback segment 'string' is being used by another instance (#string)

Cause: The instance is trying to online a RS already in use by another instance

Action: n/a

ORA-01638: parameter string does not allow ORACLE version string to mount cluster database

Cause: The recovery compatible parameter is set too low to allow this software version to mount in cluster database mode.

Action: Either use an earlier software release or advance the recovery_compatible parameter. If this happens when no recovery_compatible parameter has been specified then set it to the current software release.

ORA-01639: instance string has no thread assigned to it

Cause: There is no mapping from instance to thread for this instance in the control file.

Action: Make sure that this instance has a thread assigned to it by adding logfiles to this instance or by starting the instance with an existing thread which will automatically create a mapping.

ORA-01640: cannot make tablespace read-only with changes by in-doubt transactions

Cause: An attempt was made to alter a tablespace read-only while there were changes in the tablespace made by in-doubt distributed transactions. The in-doubt transactions must commit or rollback to ensure that there is no undo for a tablespace before it can be made read-only.

Action: Any in-doubt transactions that made changes to the tablespace must be resolved.

ORA-01641: tablespace 'string' is not online - cannot add data file

Cause: Attempting to add a datafile to a tablespace that has been set to read-only or offline.

Action: Make the tablespace online and read write then add the datafile.

ORA-01642: begin backup not needed for read-only tablespace 'string'

Cause: Attempting to begin or end a backup for a tablespace that has been set to read-only.

Action: Take the backup without any begin or end commands. The files are not being modified so the backup will be consistent.

ORA-01643: system tablespace can not be made read-only

Cause: Attempting to set the system tablespace to read-only. The system tablespace must remain read write for database operation.

Action: Leave system tablespace read write.

ORA-01644: tablespace 'string' is already read-only

Cause: Attempting to make tablespace read-only that is already read-only.

Action: Leave tablespace read-only, or make read write then make read-only again.

ORA-01645: previous attempt to make read write is half complete

Cause: A failure while making the tablespace read write left it read only, but the checkpoint was advanced. The tablespace will not be useable after a resetlogs if its files are offline.

Action: Repeat the command to make the tablespace read write.

ORA-01646: tablespace 'string' is not read-only - cannot make read write

Cause: Attempting to make a tablespace read write that is not read-only. It may be either online or offline.

Action: Leave tablespace read write.

ORA-01647: tablespace 'string' is read-only, cannot allocate space in it

Cause: Tried to allocate space in a read-only tablespace

Action: Create the object in another tablespace

ORA-01648: log string is the current log of disabled instance string (thread string)

Cause: An attempt to enable the thread failed after it was half completed. This log was left as the current log even though the thread is still disabled. Since a log switch cannot be done until the thread is enabled, the log can not be cleared or archived.

Action: Complete the thread enable by issuing the enable command again.

ORA-01649: operation not allowed with a backup control file

Cause: An attempt is being made to perform a command that does not make sense when the control file is a restored backup.

Action: Wait until after the database has been opened and try again.

ORA-01650: unable to extend rollback segment string by string in tablespace string

Cause: Failed to allocate an extent of the required number of blocks for a rollback segment in the tablespace.

Action: Use ALTER TABLESPACE ADD DATAFILE statement to add one or more files to the tablespace indicated.

ORA-01651: unable to extend save undo segment by string for tablespace string

Cause: Failed to allocate an extent of the required number of blocks for saving undo entries for the indicated offline tablespace.

Action: Check the storage parameters for the SYSTEM tablespace. The tablespace needs to be brought back online so the undo can be applied.

ORA-01652: unable to extend temp segment by string in tablespace string

Cause: Failed to allocate an extent of the required number of blocks for a temporary segment in the tablespace indicated.

Action: Use ALTER TABLESPACE ADD DATAFILE statement to add one or more files to the tablespace indicated.

ORA-01653: unable to extend table string.string by string in tablespace string

Cause: Failed to allocate an extent of the required number of blocks for a table segment in the tablespace indicated.

Action: Use ALTER TABLESPACE ADD DATAFILE statement to add one or more files to the tablespace indicated.

ORA-01654: unable to extend index string.string by string in tablespace string

Cause: Failed to allocate an extent of the required number of blocks for an index segment in the tablespace indicated.

Action: Use ALTER TABLESPACE ADD DATAFILE statement to add one or more files to the tablespace indicated.

ORA-01655: unable to extend cluster string.string by string in tablespace string

Cause: Failed to allocate an extent of the required number of blocks for a cluster segment in tablespace indicated.

Action: Use ALTER TABLESPACE ADD DATAFILE statement to add one or more files to the tablespace indicated.

ORA-01656: max # extents (string) reached in cluster string.string

Cause: A cluster tried to extend past maxextents

Action: If maxextents is less than the system maximum, raise it. Otherwise, you must recreate with larger initial, next or pctincrease params

ORA-01657: invalid SHRINK option value

Cause: The specified value must be an integer.

Action: Choose an appropriate integer value.

ORA-01658: unable to create INITIAL extent for segment in tablespace string

Cause: Failed to find sufficient contiguous space to allocate INITIAL extent for segment being created.

Action: Use ALTER TABLESPACE ADD DATAFILE to add additional space to the tablespace or retry with a smaller value for INITIAL

ORA-01659: unable to allocate MINEXTENTS beyond string in tablespace string

Cause: Failed to find sufficient contiguous space to allocate MINEXTENTS for the segment being created.

Action: Use ALTER TABLESPACE ADD DATAFILE to add additional space to the tablespace or retry with smaller value for MINEXTENTS, NEXT or PCTINCREASE

ORA-01660: tablespace 'string' is already permanent

Cause: Attempting to make tablespace permanent that is already permanent.

Action: Leave tablespace permanent.

ORA-01661: tablespace 'string' is already temporary

Cause: Attempting to make tablespace temporary that is already temporary.

Action: Leave tablespace permanent.

ORA-01662: tablespace 'string' is non-empty and cannot be made temporary

Cause: Tried to convert a non-empty tablespace to a temporary tablespace

Action: To drop all the objects in the tablespace.

ORA-01663: the contents of tablespace 'string' is constantly changing

Cause: The contents of the tablespace is always changing between PERMANENT and TEMPORARY.

Action: To decide what the tablespace contents should be and stay with it.

ORA-01664: Transaction which has expanded the Sort Segment has aborted

Cause: Internal Error.

Action: Contact Oracle Support.

ORA-01665: control file is not a standby control file

Cause: Attempting to mount, recover or activate a standby database without a standby control file.

Action: Create a standby control file before attempting to use the database as a standby database.

ORA-01666: control file is for a standby database

Cause: Attempting to mount, recover, or open a standby database without the appropriate command option to designate a standby database.

Action: Use the standby option or appropriate commands, or mount with the primary control file.

ORA-01667: cannot add any more tablespaces: limit of string exceeded

Cause: There is no more room in the control file for adding tablespaces.

Action: Resize the control file or drop other tablespaces.

ORA-01668: standby database requires DROP option for offline of data file

Cause: Attempting to take a datafile offline in a standby database without specifying the DROP option. Files that are offline in a standby database are not recovered, and are likely to be unusable if the standby is activated. Note that specifying DROP does not prevent bringing the file online later.

Action: Specify the DROP option or leave the file online.

ORA-01669: standby database control file not consistent

Cause: Attempting to activate a standby database with a control file that has not been recovered to the same point as the data files. Most likely the control file was just copied from the primary database and has not been used for recovery.

Action: Recover the standby database until all the files are consistent.

ORA-01670: new datafile string needed for standby database recovery

Cause: Standby database recovery noticed that a file was added to the primary database, but is not available on the standby.

Action: Either copy the file from the primary database or do an ALTER DATABASE CREATE DATAFILE command on the standby to create a file to recover.

ORA-01671: control file is a backup, cannot make a standby control file

Cause: The currently mounted control file is a backup control file, and attempting to create a control file for a standby database.

Action: Complete any needed recovery and open the database with the resetlogs option.

ORA-01672: control file may be missing files or have extra ones

Cause: Attempting to create a standby control file, but the control file was either recently created via CREATE CONTROLFILE or an incomplete recovery has been done. Thus the datafiles in the control file and the ones in the data dictionary may not match.

Action: Open the database, then retry the operation.

ORA-01673: data file string has not been identified

Cause: This data file was not in the control file after an incomplete recovery or CREATE CONTROLFILE. Since information from its header is needed for standby database recovery, we can not create a standby control file.

Action: Find the file and bring it online. If desired it may be taken offline again. If you intend to drop this file, then taking it offline with the DROP option will avoid this error.

ORA-01674: data file string is an old incarnation rather than current file

Cause: Recovery encountered redo that indicates this file was dropped from the database and another file was added using the same file number. This implies that a CREATE CONTROLFILE command was given the old file which was dropped rather than the latest file.

Action: Rebuild the control file using CREATE CONTROLFILE, and give the correct file.

ORA-01675: max_commit_propagation_delay inconsistent with other instances

Cause: The max_commit_propagation_delay INIT.ORA parameter is inconsistent with those in other instances.

Action: Make sure all instances have the same max_commit_propagation_delay.

ORA-01676: standby file name conversion of 'string' exceeds maximum length of string

Cause: When the given file name was converted to the name used for the standby database, the converted name was bigger than the maximum allowed file name.

Action: Change initialization parameter DB_FILE_NAME_CONVERT or LOG_FILE_NAME_CONVERT to convert to a valid file name.

ORA-01677: standby file name conversion parameters differ from other instance

Cause: The DB_FILE_NAME_CONVERT or LOG_FILE_NAME_CONVERT initialization parameters were not the same as in other instances that already had the database mounted.

Action: Change initialization parameters DB_FILE_NAME_CONVERT or LOG_FILE_NAME_CONVERT to match other instances.

ORA-01678: parameter string must be pairs of pattern and replacement strings

Cause: The initialization parameter does not have even number of strings for its value. The odd numbered strings are patterns to be found in file names. The even numbered strings are used to replace the corresponding patterns when found in file names.

Action: Specify even number of strings for the parameter, or omit the parameter.

ORA-01679: database is being opened

Cause: An attempt was made to activate a standby database when the database was in the middle of being opened.

Action: Wait for database open to finish and retry the ACTIVATE command.

ORA-01680: unable to extend LOB segment by string in tablespace string

Cause: Failed to allocate an extent of the required number of blocks for a LOB segment in the tablespace indicated.

Action: Use ALTER TABLESPACE ADD DATAFILE statement to add one or more files to the tablespace indicated.

ORA-01681: max # extents (string) reached in LOB segment in tablespace string

Cause: A LOB segment tried to extend past max extents.

Action: If maxextents for the tablespace is less than the the system maximum, you can raise that. Otherwise, raise pctincrease for the tablespace

ORA-01682: read-only DB cannot allocate temporary space in tablespace string

Cause: Temporary space (usually for sorting) could not be allocated in either main storage or a tempfile. An attempt was made to allocate the space from the tablespace named, but the database is opened read-only. The database open requires a sort work space.

Action: Either allow sufficient workspace in main storage (SORT_AREA_SIZE initialization parameter), or create a temporary tablespace before making the database read-only. Use ALTER TABLESPACE ADD TEMPFILE statement to add temporary files to the temporary tablespace.

ORA-01683: unable to extend index string.string partition string by string in tablespace string

Cause: Failed to allocate an extent of the required number of blocks for index segment in the tablespace indicated.

Action: Use ALTER TABLESPACE ADD DATAFILE statement to add one or more files to the tablespace indicated.

ORA-01684: max # extents (string) reached in table string.string partition string

Cause: A table tried to extend past maxextents

Action: If maxextents is less than the system maximum, raise it. Otherwise, you must recreate with larger initial, next or pctincrease params

ORA-01685: max # extents (string) reached in index string.string partition string

Cause: An index tried to extend past maxextents

Action: If maxextents is less than the system max, raise it. Otherwise, you must recreate with larger initial, next or pctincrease params.

ORA-01686: max # files (string) reached for the tablespace string

Cause: The number of files for a given tablespace has reached its maximum value

Action: Resize existing files in the tablespace, or partition the objects among multiple tablespaces, or move some objects to a different tablespace.

ORA-01687: specified logging attribute for tablespace 'string' is same as the existing

Cause: Attempting to change the tablespace default logging attribute (LOGGING or NOLOGGING) to be the same as the existing logging attribute

Action: Change the specified logging attribute

ORA-01688: unable to extend table string.string partition string by string in tablespace string

Cause: Failed to allocate an extent of the required number of blocks for table segment in the tablespace indicated.

Action: Use ALTER TABLESPACE ADD DATAFILE statement to add one or more files to the tablespace indicated.

ORA-01689: syntax error in clause "string" of string

Cause: There was a syntax in the INIT.ORA parameter.

Action: Fix the syntax error and restart the instance.

ORA-01690: sort area size too small

Cause: sort area size too small to fit two records in memory

Action: increase sort_area_size

ORA-01691: unable to extend lob segment string.string by string in tablespace string

Cause: Failed to allocate an extent of the required number of blocks for LOB segment in the tablespace indicated.

Action: Use ALTER TABLESPACE ADD DATAFILE statement to add one or more files to the tablespace indicated.

ORA-01692: unable to extend lob segment string.string partition string by string in tablespace string

Cause: Failed to allocate an extent of the required number of blocks for LOB segment in the tablespace indicated.

Action: Use ALTER TABLESPACE ADD DATAFILE statement to add one or more files to the tablespace indicated.

ORA-01693: max # extents (string) reached in lob segment string.string

Cause: A LOB segment tried to extend past maxextents

Action: If maxextents is less than the system max, raise it. Otherwise, you must recreate with larger initial, next or pctincrease params.

ORA-01694: max # extents (string) reached in lob segment string.string partition string

Cause: A LOB segment tried to extend past maxextents

Action: If maxextents is less than the system max, raise it. Otherwise, you must recreate with larger initial, next or pctincrease params.

ORA-01695: error converting rollback segment string to version 8.0.2

Cause: Version 8.0.1 database may not have shutdown cleanly

Action: May have to reload the 8.0.1 database and shutdown cleanly

ORA-01696: control file is not a clone control file

Cause: Attempting to mount, a database as a clone when it is already mounted by another instance not as a clone or attempting to use a current control file for a clone.

Action: Mount without the clone option or use a backup control file and shutdown the other instances before mounting as a clone.

ORA-01697: control file is for a clone database

Cause: Attempting to mount a clone database without the appropriate command option to designate a clone database.

Action: Use the clone option or appropriate commands, or mount with the primary control file.

ORA-01698: a clone database may only have SYSTEM rollback segment online

Cause: Attempting to online a rollback segment in a clone database.

Action: Do not use this command.

ORA-01699: tablespace 'string' is being imported for point in time recovery

Cause: Attempting to online a tablespace or begin another point in time import while a point in time import is already in progress

Action: Wait until the import complets

ORA-01700: duplicate username in list
ORA-01701: a cluster is not appropriate here
ORA-01702: a view is not appropriate here

Cause: Among other possible causes, this message will be produced if an attempt was made to define an Editioning View over a view.

Action: An Editioning View may only be created over a base table.

ORA-01703: missing SYNONYM keyword
ORA-01704: string literal too long

Cause: The string literal is longer than 4000 characters.

Action: Use a string literal of at most 4000 characters. Longer values may only be entered using bind variables.

ORA-01705: an outer join cannot be specified on a correlation column
ORA-01706: user function result value was too large
ORA-01707: missing LIST keyword
ORA-01708: ACCESS or SESSION expected
ORA-01709: program does not exist
ORA-01710: missing OF keyword
ORA-01711: duplicate privilege listed
ORA-01712: you cannot grant a privilege which you do not have
ORA-01713: GRANT OPTION does not exist for that privilege
ORA-01714: error in execution of user function
ORA-01715: UNIQUE may not be used with a cluster index

Cause: An attempt was made to create a cluster index with the UNIQUE attribute.

Action: Remove UNIQUE from the CREATE INDEX statement.

ORA-01716: NOSORT may not be used with a cluster index

Cause: An attempt was made to create a cluster index using the NOSORT option.

Action: Remove NOSORT from the CREATE INDEX statement.

ORA-01717: seccta: invalid access mode token passed
ORA-01718: BY ACCESS | SESSION clause not allowed for NOAUDIT

Cause: Attempt to specify BY ACCESS | SESSION in a NOAUDIT statement.

Action: Remove BY ACCESS | SESSION.

ORA-01719: outer join operator (+) not allowed in operand of OR or IN

Cause: An outer join appears in an or clause.

Action: If A and B are predicates, to get the effect of (A(+) or B), try (select where (A(+) and not B)) union all (select where (B)).

ORA-01720: grant option does not exist for 'string.string'

Cause: A grant was being performed on a view or a view was being replaced and the grant option was not present for an underlying object.

Action: Obtain the grant option on all underlying objects of the view or revoke existing grants on the view.

ORA-01721: USERENV(COMMITSCN) invoked more than once in a transaction

Cause: The USERENV('COMMITSCN') function can only be used once in a transaction.

Action: Re-write the transactioin to use USERENV('COMMITSCN') only once

ORA-01722: invalid number

Cause: The specified number was invalid.

Action: Specify a valid number.

ORA-01723: zero-length columns are not allowed

Cause: Columns with zero length were not allowed.

Action: Correct the use of the column.

ORA-01724: floating point precision is out of range (1 to 126)

Cause: The specified number had an invalid range.

Action: Use a floating point precision that is in the correct precision.

ORA-01725: USERENV('COMMITSCN') not allowed here

Cause: The function USERENV('COMMITSCN') is only allowed as a top-level expression in the VALUES clause of an INSERT statement, and on the right-hand side of an assignment in an UPDATE statement.

Action: Correct the use of the function.

ORA-01726: a table is not appropriate here
ORA-01727: numeric precision specifier is out of range (1 to 38)
ORA-01728: numeric scale specifier is out of range (-84 to 127)
ORA-01729: database link name expected
ORA-01730: invalid number of column names specified
ORA-01731: circular view definition encountered
ORA-01732: data manipulation operation not legal on this view
ORA-01733: virtual column not allowed here
ORA-01734: illegal parameters - EXTENT MIN higher than EXTENT MAX

Cause: A wrong value is specified for the parameter.

Action: Correct the parameter and reissue the statement.

ORA-01735: invalid ALTER TABLE option
ORA-01736: [NOT] SUCCESSFUL expected
ORA-01737: valid modes: [ROW] SHARE, [[SHARE] ROW] EXCLUSIVE, SHARE UPDATE
ORA-01738: missing IN keyword
ORA-01739: missing MODE keyword
ORA-01740: missing double quote in identifier
ORA-01741: illegal zero-length identifier
ORA-01742: comment not terminated properly

Cause: The indicated comment or hint begun with the /* token did not have the terminating */.

Action: Properly terminate the comment or hint with a */.

ORA-01743: only pure functions can be indexed

Cause: The indexed function uses SYSDATE or the user environment.

Action: PL/SQL functions must be pure (RNDS, RNPS, WNDS, WNPS). SQL expressions must not use SYSDATE, USER, USERENV(), or anything else dependent on the session state. NLS-dependent functions are OK.

ORA-01744: inappropriate INTO
ORA-01745: invalid host/bind variable name
ORA-01746: indicator variable not permitted here
ORA-01747: invalid user.table.column, table.column, or column specification
ORA-01748: only simple column names allowed here
ORA-01749: you may not GRANT/REVOKE privileges to/from yourself
ORA-01750: UPDATE/REFERENCES may only be REVOKEd from the whole table, not by column
ORA-01751: Invalid dump undo option

Cause: An invalid option is specified in the ALTER DUMP UNDO command.

Action: Correct and reissue the command.

ORA-01752: cannot delete from view without exactly one key-preserved table

Cause: The deleted table had - no key-preserved tables, - more than one key-preserved table, or - the key-preserved table was an unmerged view.

Action: Redefine the view or delete it from the underlying base tables.

ORA-01753: column definition incompatible with clustered column definition
ORA-01754: a table may contain only one column of type LONG

Cause: An attempt was made to add a LONG column to a table which already had a LONG column. Note that even if the LONG column currently in the table has already been marked unused, another LONG column may not be added until the unused columns are dropped.

Action: Remove the LONG column currently in the table by using the ALTER TABLE command.

ORA-01755: Must specify an extent number or block number

Cause: Expecting an extent or block number but something else was specified.

Action: Correct the error and reissue the command.

ORA-01756: quoted string not properly terminated
ORA-01757: Must specify an object number

Cause: Expecting an object number but something else was specified.

Action: Correct the error and reissue the command.

ORA-01758: table must be empty to add mandatory (NOT NULL) column
ORA-01759: user function is incorrectly defined
ORA-01760: illegal argument for function
ORA-01761: DML operation does not map to a unique table in the join

Cause: The primary table is the base table against which the update, insert or delete operation is finally being done. For delete either there is no primary table in the join query or there is more than one. For update or insert the columns specified map to more than one base table.

Action: Change the join specification.

ORA-01762: vopdrv: view query block not in FROM
ORA-01763: update or delete involves outer joined table

Cause: For deletes, the table being deleted from is outer joined to some other table. For updates, either the table being updated is outer- joined to some other table, or some table reachable from the primary table is being outer joined to a table not reachable from the primary table.

Action: Change the join specification.

ORA-01764: new update value of join is not guaranteed to be unique

Cause: A row of a join query table is being updated using a row of a table that is not guaranteed to have exactly one value for the row being updated.

Action: Change the join specification.

ORA-01765: specifying owner's name of the table is not allowed

Cause: An attempt was made to rename the object with dotted object name.

Action: Do not specify username.tablename in query for table name.

ORA-01766: dictionary table not allowed in this context
ORA-01767: UPDATE ... SET expression must be a subquery
ORA-01768: number string too long
ORA-01769: duplicate CLUSTER option specifications

Cause: During a CREATE of a clustered table, the user attempted to specify more than one CLUSTER option.

Action: Remove the extra CLUSTER option.

ORA-01770: CLUSTER option not allowed in CREATE CLUSTER command
ORA-01771: illegal option for a clustered table

Cause: During a CREATE or ALTER of a clustered table, the user attempted to enter one or more of the following options: INITRANS, MAXTRANS, PCTFREE, PCTUSED, STORAGE, TABLESPACE. These options may only be specified for the cluster itself.

Action: Remove the illegal option(s).

ORA-01772: Must specify a value for LEVEL

Cause: Expecting the value of LEVEL but something else was specified.

Action: Correct the error and reissue the command.

ORA-01773: may not specify column datatypes in this CREATE TABLE
ORA-01774: Dump undo option specified more than once

Cause: The same option for ALTER DUMP UNDO was specified twice.

Action: Remove the redundant options and reissue the command.

ORA-01775: looping chain of synonyms
ORA-01776: cannot modify more than one base table through a join view

Cause: Columns belonging to more than one underlying table were either inserted into or updated.

Action: Phrase the statement as two or more separate statements.

ORA-01777: WITH GRANT OPTION not allowed in this system
ORA-01778: maximum subquery nesting level exceeded
ORA-01779: cannot modify a column which maps to a non key-preserved table

Cause: An attempt was made to insert or update columns of a join view which map to a non-key-preserved table.

Action: Modify the underlying base tables directly.

ORA-01780: string literal required
ORA-01781: UNRECOVERABLE cannot be specified without AS SELECT

Cause: UNRECOVERABLE was specified in a CREATE TABLE statement without also specifying a populating subquery with an AS clause.

Action: Do not specify UNRECOVERABLE.

ORA-01782: UNRECOVERABLE cannot be specified for a cluster or clustered table

Cause: A CREATE CLUSTER, or clustered CREATE TABLE statement specified UNRECOVERABLE.

Action: Do not specify UNRECOVERABLE.

ORA-01783: only one RECOVERABLE or UNRECOVERABLE clause may be specified

Cause: RECOVERABLE was specified more than once, UNRECOVERABLE was specified more than once, or both RECOVERABLE and UNRECOVERABLE were specified in a CREATE TABLE or CREATE INDEX or ALTER INDEX REBUILD statement.

Action: Remove all but one of the RECOVERABLE or UNRECOVERABLE clauses and reissue the statement.

ORA-01784: RECOVERABLE cannot be specified with database media recovery disabled

Cause: A CREATE TABLE or CREATE INDEX statement specified RECOVERABLE when the database was running in NOARCHIVELOG mode. Since logs are not being archived, they will be overwritten and the object being created cannot be recovered from a backup taken before the object was created.

Action: Do not specify RECOVERABLE, or restart the database with media recovery enabled.

ORA-01785: ORDER BY item must be the number of a SELECT-list expression
ORA-01786: FOR UPDATE of this query expression is not allowed
ORA-01787: only one clause allowed per query block
ORA-01788: CONNECT BY clause required in this query block
ORA-01789: query block has incorrect number of result columns
ORA-01790: expression must have same datatype as corresponding expression
ORA-01791: not a SELECTed expression
ORA-01792: maximum number of columns in a table or view is 1000

Cause: An attempt was made to create a table or view with more than 1000 columns, or to add more columns to a table or view which pushes it over the maximum allowable limit of 1000. Note that unused columns in the table are counted toward the 1000 column limit.

Action: If the error is a result of a CREATE command, then reduce the number of columns in the command and resubmit. If the error is a result of an ALTER TABLE command, then there are two options: 1) If the table contained unused columns, remove them by executing ALTER TABLE DROP UNUSED COLUMNS before adding new columns; 2) Reduce the number of columns in the command and resubmit.

ORA-01793: maximum number of index columns is 32
ORA-01794: maximum number of cluster columns is 32
ORA-01795: maximum number of expressions in a list is 1000

Cause: Number of expressions in the query exceeded than 1000. Note that unused column/expressions are also counted Maximum number of expressions that are allowed are 1000.

Action: Reduce the number of expressions in the list and resubmit.

ORA-01796: this operator cannot be used with lists
ORA-01797: this operator must be followed by ANY or ALL
ORA-01798: missing EXCEPTION keyword
ORA-01799: a column may not be outer-joined to a subquery

Cause: expression(+) relop (subquery) is not allowed.

Action: Either remove the (+) or make a view out of the subquery. In V6 and before, the (+) was just ignored in this case.

ORA-01800: a literal in the date format was too large to process
ORA-01801: date format is too long for internal buffer
ORA-01802: Julian date is out of range
ORA-01803: failure in getting date/time
ORA-01804: failure to initialize timezone information

Cause: The timezone information file was not properly read.

Action: Please contact Oracle Customer Support.

ORA-01805: possible error in date/time operation

Cause: The timezone files on client and server do not match. Operation can potentially result in incorrect results based on local timezone file.

Action: Please ensure client and server timezone versions are same.

ORA-01810: format code appears twice
ORA-01811: Julian date precludes use of day of year
ORA-01812: year may only be specified once
ORA-01813: hour may only be specified once
ORA-01814: AM/PM conflicts with use of A.M./P.M.
ORA-01815: BC/AD conflicts with use of B.C./A.D.
ORA-01816: month may only be specified once
ORA-01817: day of week may only be specified once
ORA-01818: 'HH24' precludes use of meridian indicator
ORA-01819: signed year precludes use of BC/AD
ORA-01820: format code cannot appear in date input format
ORA-01821: date format not recognized
ORA-01822: era format code is not valid with this calendar
ORA-01830: date format picture ends before converting entire input string
ORA-01831: year conflicts with Julian date
ORA-01832: day of year conflicts with Julian date
ORA-01833: month conflicts with Julian date
ORA-01834: day of month conflicts with Julian date
ORA-01835: day of week conflicts with Julian date
ORA-01836: hour conflicts with seconds in day
ORA-01837: minutes of hour conflicts with seconds in day
ORA-01838: seconds of minute conflicts with seconds in day
ORA-01839: date not valid for month specified
ORA-01840: input value not long enough for date format
ORA-01841: (full) year must be between -4713 and +9999, and not be 0

Cause: Illegal year entered

Action: Input year in the specified range

ORA-01842: quarter must be between 1 and 4
ORA-01843: not a valid month
ORA-01844: week of year must be between 1 and 52
ORA-01845: week of month must be between 1 and 5
ORA-01846: not a valid day of the week
ORA-01847: day of month must be between 1 and last day of month
ORA-01848: day of year must be between 1 and 365 (366 for leap year)
ORA-01849: hour must be between 1 and 12
ORA-01850: hour must be between 0 and 23
ORA-01851: minutes must be between 0 and 59
ORA-01852: seconds must be between 0 and 59
ORA-01853: seconds in day must be between 0 and 86399
ORA-01854: julian date must be between 1 and 5373484

Cause: An invalid Julian date was entered.

Action: Enter a valid Julian date between 1 and 5373484.

ORA-01855: AM/A.M. or PM/P.M. required
ORA-01856: BC/B.C. or AD/A.D. required
ORA-01857: not a valid time zone
ORA-01858: a non-numeric character was found where a numeric was expected

Cause: The input data to be converted using a date format model was incorrect. The input data did not contain a number where a number was required by the format model.

Action: Fix the input data or the date format model to make sure the elements match in number and type. Then retry the operation.

ORA-01859: a non-alphabetic character was found where an alphabetic was expected

Cause: The input data to be converted using a date format model was incorrect. The input data did not contain a letter where a letter was required by the format model.

Action: Fix the input data or the date format model to make sure the elements match in number and type. Then retry the operation.

ORA-01860: week of year must be between 1 and 53
ORA-01861: literal does not match format string

Cause: Literals in the input must be the same length as literals in the format string (with the exception of leading whitespace). If the "FX" modifier has been toggled on, the literal must match exactly, with no extra whitespace.

Action: Correct the format string to match the literal.

ORA-01862: the numeric value does not match the length of the format item

Cause: When the FX and FM format codes are specified for an input date, then the number of digits must be exactly the number specified by the format code. For example, 9 will not match the format specifier DD but 09 will.

Action: Correct the input date or turn off the FX or FM format specifier in the format string.

ORA-01863: the year is not supported for the current calendar

Cause: The year is not supported for the current calendar.

Action: Please check the documentation to find out what years are supported for the current calendar.

ORA-01864: the date is out of range for the current calendar

Cause: Your calendar doesn't extend to the specified date.

Action: Specify a date which is legal for this calendar.

ORA-01865: not a valid era

Cause: Era input does not match a known era.

Action: Provide a valid era on input.

ORA-01866: the datetime class is invalid

Cause: This is an internal error.

Action: Please contact Oracle Worldwide Support.

ORA-01867: the interval is invalid

Cause: The character string you specified is not a valid interval.

Action: Please specify a valid interval.

ORA-01868: the leading precision of the interval is too small

Cause: The leading precision of the interval is too small to store the specified interval.

Action: Increase the leading precision of the interval or specify an interval with a smaller leading precision.

ORA-01869: reserved for future use
ORA-01870: the intervals or datetimes are not mutually comparable

Cause: The intervals or datetimes are not mutually comparable.

Action: Specify a pair of intervals or datetimes that are mutually comparable.

ORA-01871: the number of seconds must be less than 60

Cause: The number of seconds specified was greater than 59.

Action: Specify a value for seconds that is 59 or smaller.

ORA-01872: reserved for future use
ORA-01873: the leading precision of the interval is too small

Cause: The leading precision of the interval is too small to store the specified interval.

Action: Increase the leading precision of the interval or specify an interval with a smaller leading precision.

ORA-01874: time zone hour must be between -12 and 14

Cause: The time zone hour specified was not in the valid range.

Action: Specify a time zone hour between -12 and 14.

ORA-01875: time zone minute must be between -59 and 59

Cause: The time zone minute specified was not in the valid range.

Action: Specify a time zone minute between -59 and 59.

ORA-01876: year must be at least -4713

Cause: The specified year was not in range.

Action: Specify a year that is greater than or equal to -4713.

ORA-01877: string is too long for internal buffer

Cause: This is an internal error.

Action: Please contact Oracle Worldwide Support.

ORA-01878: specified field not found in datetime or interval

Cause: The specified field was not found in the datetime or interval.

Action: Make sure that the specified field is in the datetime or interval.

ORA-01879: the hh25 field must be between 0 and 24

Cause: The specified hh25 field was not in the valid range.

Action: Specify an hh25 field between 0 and 24.

ORA-01880: the fractional seconds must be between 0 and 999999999

Cause: The specified fractional seconds were not in the valid range.

Action: Specify a value for fractional seconds between 0 and 999999999.

ORA-01881: timezone region ID is invalid

Cause: The region ID referenced an invalid region.

Action: Contact Oracle Support Services.

ORA-01882: timezone region not found

Cause: The specified region name was not found.

Action: Contact Oracle Support Services.

ORA-01883: overlap was disabled during a region transition

Cause: The region was changing state and the overlap flag was disabled.

Action: Please contact Oracle Customer Support.

ORA-01884: divisor is equal to zero

Cause: An attempt was made to divide by zero.

Action: Avoid zero divisor.

ORA-01885: public synonym collides with Oracle-supplied schema name

Cause: The public synonym was the same as the Oracle-supplied schema name.

Action: Use either a different synonym or a different schema name.

ORA-01890: NLS error detected

Cause: An NLS error was detected.

Action: Look for additional error messages and take appropriate action. If there are no additional errors, call Oracle Worldwide Support.

ORA-01891: Datetime/Interval internal error

Cause: Internal error.

Action: Please contact Oracle Worldwide Support.

ORA-01898: too many precision specifiers

Cause: While trying to truncate or round dates, extra data was found in the date format picture

Action: Check the syntax of the date format picture and retry.

ORA-01899: bad precision specifier
ORA-01900: LOGFILE keyword expected

Cause: keyword missing

Action: supply missing keyword

ORA-01901: ROLLBACK keyword expected

Cause: keyword missing

Action: supply missing keyword

ORA-01902: SEGMENT keyword expected

Cause: keyword missing

Action: supply missing keyword

ORA-01903: EVENTS keyword expected

Cause: keyword missing

Action: supply missing keyword

ORA-01904: DATAFILE keyword expected

Cause: keyword missing

Action: supply missing keyword

ORA-01905: STORAGE keyword expected

Cause: keyword missing

Action: supply missing keyword

ORA-01906: BACKUP keyword expected

Cause: keyword missing

Action: supply missing keyword

ORA-01907: TABLESPACE keyword expected

Cause: keyword missing

Action: supply missing keyword

ORA-01908: EXISTS keyword expected

Cause: keyword missing

Action: supply missing keyword

ORA-01909: REUSE keyword expected

Cause: keyword missing

Action: supply missing keyword

ORA-01910: TABLES keyword expected

Cause: keyword missing

Action: supply missing keyword

ORA-01911: CONTENTS keyword expected

Cause: keyword missing

Action: supply missing keyword

ORA-01912: ROW keyword expected

Cause: keyword missing

Action: supply missing keyword

ORA-01913: EXCLUSIVE keyword expected

Cause: keyword missing

Action: supply missing keyword

ORA-01914: invalid auditing option for sequence numbers

Cause: AUDIT or NOAUDIT on a sequence number specifies an auditing option that is not legal for sequence numbers.

Action: The following options may not be used for sequence numbers and should be removed: COMMENT, DELETE, INDEX, INSERT, LOCK, RENAME, UPDATE, REFERENCES, EXECUTE

ORA-01915: invalid auditing option for views

Cause: AUDIT or NOAUDIT on a view specifies an auditing option that is not legal for views.

Action: The following options may not be used for views and should be removed: ALTER, INDEX, REFERENCES, EXECUTE

ORA-01916: keyword ONLINE, OFFLINE, RESIZE, AUTOEXTEND, END, DROP, ENCRYPT, or DECRYPT expected

Cause: An expected keyword was not used for data file or the temp file clause.

Action: Use the correct syntax.

ORA-01917: user or role 'string' does not exist

Cause: There is not a user or role by that name.

Action: Re-specify the name.

ORA-01918: user 'string' does not exist

Cause: User does not exist in the system.

Action: Verify the user name is correct.

ORA-01919: role 'string' does not exist

Cause: Role by that name does not exist.

Action: Verify you are using the correct role name.

ORA-01920: user name 'string' conflicts with another user or role name

Cause: There is already a user or role with that name.

Action: Specify a different user name.

ORA-01921: role name 'string' conflicts with another user or role name

Cause: There is already a user or role with that name.

Action: Specify a different role name.

ORA-01922: CASCADE must be specified to drop 'string'

Cause: Cascade is required to remove this user from the system. The user own's object which will need to be dropped.

Action: Specify cascade.

ORA-01923: CASCADE aborted, objects locked by another user

Cause: Cannot drop the user's objects; someone has them locked.

Action: Use the lock monitor to determine who has the objects locked.

ORA-01924: role 'string' not granted or does not exist

Cause: Either the role was not granted to the user, or the role did not exist.

Action: Create the role or grant the role to the user and retry the operation.

ORA-01925: maximum of string enabled roles exceeded

Cause: The INIT.ORA parameter "max_enabled_roles" has been exceeded.

Action: Increase max_enabled_roles and warm start the database.

ORA-01926: cannot GRANT to a role WITH GRANT OPTION

Cause: Role cannot have a privilege with the grant option.

Action: Perform the grant without the grant option.

ORA-01927: cannot REVOKE privileges you did not grant

Cause: You can only revoke privileges you granted.

Action: Don't revoke these privileges.

ORA-01928: GRANT option not granted for all privileges

Cause: In order to grant a privilege, you must first have the privilege with the grant option.

Action: Obtain the privilege with the grant option and try again.

ORA-01929: no privileges to GRANT

Cause: "ALL" was specified but the user doesn't have any privileges with the grant option.

Action: Don't grant privileges on that object.

ORA-01930: auditing the object is not supported

Cause: AUDIT or NOAUDIT was specified for an object that cannot be audited.

Action: Don't attempt to AUDIT the object.

ORA-01931: cannot grant string to a role

Cause: REFERENCES, INDEX, SYSDBA, SYSOPER or SYSASM privilege could not be granted to a role.

Action: Grant privilege directly to the user.

ORA-01932: ADMIN option not granted for role 'string'

Cause: The operation requires the admin option on the role.

Action: Obtain the grant option and re-try.

ORA-01933: cannot create a stored object using privileges from a role

Cause: An attempt was made to create a stored object using privileges from a role. Stored objects cannot use privileges from roles.

Action: Grant the privileges required to the user directly.

ORA-01934: circular role grant detected

Cause: Roles cannot be granted circularly. Also, a role cannot be granted to itself.

Action: Do not perform the grant.

ORA-01935: missing user or role name

Cause: A user or role name was expected.

Action: Specify a user or role name.

ORA-01936: cannot specify owner when creating users or roles

Cause: Users and roles do not have owners.

Action: Don't specify an owner.

ORA-01937: missing or invalid role name

Cause: A valid role name was expected.

Action: Specify a valid role name.

ORA-01938: IDENTIFIED BY must be specified for CREATE USER

Cause: Cannot create a user without specifying a password or "IDENTIFIED EXTERNALLY".

Action: Specify one of the password clauses.

ORA-01939: only the ADMIN OPTION can be specified

Cause: System privileges and roles can only be granted with the admin option. The grant option cannot be used with system privileges and roles. The delegate option cannot be used with system privileges.

Action: Specify the admin option.

ORA-01940: cannot drop a user that is currently connected

Cause: Attempt was made to drop a user that is currently logged in.

Action: Make sure user is logged off, then repeat command.

ORA-01941: SEQUENCE keyword expected

Cause: keyword missing

Action: supply missing keyword

ORA-01942: IDENTIFIED BY and EXTERNALLY cannot both be specified

Cause: A user cannot be specified to have and not have a password.

Action: Specify only one of the options.

ORA-01943: IDENTIFIED BY already specified

Cause: The identified clause has been given twice.

Action: Use only one identified by clause.

ORA-01944: IDENTIFIED EXTERNALLY already specified

Cause: The identified externaly clause has been given twice.

Action: Use only one identified clause.

ORA-01945: DEFAULT ROLE[S] already specified

Cause: The default roles clause has been given twice.

Action: Use only on default role clause.

ORA-01946: DEFAULT TABLESPACE already specified

Cause: The default tablespace clause has been given twice.

Action: Use only one default tablespace clause.

ORA-01947: TEMPORARY TABLESPACE already specified

Cause: The temporary tablespace clause has been given twice.

Action: Use only one temporary tablespace clause.

ORA-01948: identifier's name length (string) exceeds maximum (string)

Cause: A name has been specified that is too long. For example, dbms_session.is_role_enabled() specifies a role name that is too long.

Action: Change the application or command to use a correct identifier.

ORA-01949: ROLE keyword expected

Cause: The role keyword is required here.

Action: Specify the role keyword.

ORA-01950: no privileges on tablespace 'string'

Cause: User does not have privileges to allocate an extent in the specified tablespace.

Action: Grant the user the appropriate system privileges or grant the user space resource on the tablespace.

ORA-01951: ROLE 'string' not granted to 'string'

Cause: The role you tried to revoke was not granted to the user.

Action: Don't try to revoke a privilege which is not granted.

ORA-01952: system privileges not granted to 'string'

Cause: A system privilege you tried to revoke was not granted to the user.

Action: Make sure the privileges you are trying to revoke are granted.

ORA-01953: command no longer valid, see ALTER USER

Cause: The syntax for assigning quotas on tablespaces has changed. The ALTER USER command is now used to perform the functionality

Action: Use the alter user command instead.

ORA-01954: DEFAULT ROLE clause not valid for CREATE USER

Cause: Default roles cannot be specified for create user.

Action: Grant and alter the user's default roles after creating the user.

ORA-01955: DEFAULT ROLE 'string' not granted to user

Cause: The user being altered does not have the specified role granted directly to the user. Note, sub-roles cannot be used in the default role clause.

Action: Grant the role to the user.

ORA-01956: invalid command when OS_ROLES are being used

Cause: This command cannot be used when the INIT.ORA parameter OS_ROLES is TRUE.

Action: Grant the role to the user in the operating system.

ORA-01957: Keyword MIN or MAX expected, not found
ORA-01958: Must supply an integer for the LAYER option
ORA-01959: Must supply an integer for the OPCODE option
ORA-01960: Invalid dump logfile option
ORA-01961: Invalid dump option
ORA-01962: Must specify a file number or log sequence number
ORA-01963: Must specify a block number
ORA-01964: Must specify a time for the TIME option
ORA-01965: Must specify a PERIOD
ORA-01967: invalid option for CREATE CONTROLFILE

Cause: An invalid CREATE CONTROLFILE option is present.

Action: Specify only valid CREATE CONTROLFILE options.

ORA-01968: Only specify RESETLOGS or NORESETLOGS once

Cause: The keyword RESETLOGS or NORESETLOGS has appeared more than once

Action: Be sure to specify RESETLOGS or NORESETLOGS exactly once.

ORA-01969: You must specify RESETLOGS or NORESETLOGS

Cause: Missing a RESETLOGS or a NORESETLOGS

Action: Be sure to specify RESETLOGS or NORESETLOGS exactly once.

ORA-01970: You must specify a database name for CREATE CONTROLFILE

Cause: Missing a database name

Action: Retype CREATE CONTROLFILE command with the DATABASE keyword.

ORA-01971: Illegal ALTER TRACING option
ORA-01972: Must specify a string for ALTER TRACING ENABLE or DISABLE
ORA-01973: Missing change number

Cause: Keyword "CHANGE" found but change number not specified.

Action: Fix command line and resubmit

ORA-01974: Illegal archive option

Cause: Not a valid option to the "ALTER SYSTEM ARCHIVE" command

Action: n/a

ORA-01975: Illegal character in change number string
ORA-01976: Missing change number
ORA-01977: Missing thread number

Cause: Keyword "THREAD" found but thread number not specified.

Action: Fix command line and resubmit

ORA-01978: Missing sequence number

Cause: Keyword "SEQUENCE" found but sequence number not specified.

Action: Fix command line and resubmit

ORA-01979: missing or invalid password for role 'string'

Cause: An attempt was made to enable a role without giving the proper password.

Action: Use the IDENTIFIED BY clause in SET ROLE to specify the correct password.

ORA-01980: error during OS ROLE initialization

Cause: An OS error occurred while loading a users OS ROLES.

Action: Check the OS error.

ORA-01981: CASCADE CONSTRAINTS must be specified to perform this revoke

Cause: During this revoke some foreign key contraints will be removed. In order to perform this automatically, CASCADE CONSTRAINTS must be specified.

Action: Remove the constraints or specify CASCADE CONSTRAINTS.

ORA-01982: invalid auditing option for tables

Cause: AUDIT or NOAUDIT on a table specifies an auditing option that is not legal for tables.

Action: The following options may not be used for tables and should be removed: REFERENCES, EXECUTE

ORA-01983: invalid auditing option for DEFAULT

Cause: AUDIT or NOAUDIT on a DEFAULT specifies an auditing option that is not legal for DEFAULT.

Action: The following options may not be used for DEFAULT and should be removed: REFERENCES

ORA-01984: invalid auditing option for procedures/packages/functions

Cause: AUDIT or NOAUDIT on a DEFAULT specifies an auditing option that is not legal for procedures, packages, or functions.

Action: The following options may not be used for procedures, packages, and functions and should be removed: all but EXECUTE

ORA-01985: cannot create user as LICENSE_MAX_USERS parameter exceeded

Cause: Maximum users in the database license limit exceeded.

Action: Increase license limit.

ORA-01986: OPTIMIZER_GOAL is obsolete

Cause: An obsolete parameter, OPTIMIZER_GOAL, was referenced.

Action: Use the OPTIMIZER_MODE parameter.

ORA-01987: client os username is too long

Cause: A client's os username is too long for the os logon to succeed.

Action: Use a shorter os username.

ORA-01988: remote os logon is not allowed

Cause: Remote os login attempted when not allowed.

Action: Use a local client, or use the remote_os_authent system parameter to turn on remote os logon.

ORA-01989: role 'string' not authorized by operating system

Cause: The os role does not exist, is not granted to you, or you did not provide the correct password.

Action: Re-attempt the SET ROLE with a valid os role and password, if necessary.

ORA-01990: error opening password file 'string'

Cause: The password file either did not exist or was inaccessible.

Action: Ensure that the file exists and is accessible.

ORA-01991: invalid password file 'string'
ORA-01992: error closing password file 'string'
ORA-01993: error writing password file 'string'
ORA-01994: GRANT failed: password file missing or disabled

Cause: The operation failed either because the INIT.ORA parameter REMOTE_LOGIN_PASSWORDFILE was set to NONE or else because the password file was missing.

Action: Create the password file using the orapwd tool and set the INIT.ORA parameter REMOTE_LOGIN_PASSWORDFILE to EXCLUSIVE.

ORA-01995: error reading password file 'string'
ORA-01996: GRANT failed: password file 'string' is full
ORA-01997: GRANT failed: user 'string' is identified externally
ORA-01998: REVOKE failed: user SYS always has SYSOPER and SYSDBA
ORA-01999: password file cannot be updated in SHARED mode

Cause: The operation failed because the INIT.ORA parameter REMOTE_LOGIN_PASSWORDFILE was set to SHARED.

Action: Set the INIT.ORA parameter to EXCLUSIVE.

ORA-02000: missing string keyword
ORA-02001: user SYS is not permitted to create indexes with freelist groups

Cause: user tried to create an index while running with sys authorization.

Action: n/a

ORA-02002: error while writing to audit trail
ORA-02003: invalid USERENV parameter
ORA-02004: security violation

Cause: This error code is never returned to a user. It is used as a value for column, audit_trail.returncode, to signal that a security violation occurred.

Action: None

ORA-02005: implicit (-1) length not valid for this bind or define datatype
ORA-02006: invalid packed decimal format string
ORA-02007: can't use ALLOCATE or DEALLOCATE options with REBUILD

Cause: Allocate or deallocate storage and rebuild index are not compatible.

Action: Choose one or the other.

ORA-02008: non-zero scale specified for nonnumeric column
ORA-02009: the size specified for a file must not be zero

Cause: A value of zero was specified in a SIZE or RESIZE clause of a file specification.

Action: Use correct syntax, or, if allowed, omit the SIZE or RESIZE clause.

ORA-02010: missing host connect string
ORA-02011: duplicate database link name
ORA-02012: missing USING keyword
ORA-02013: missing CONNECT keyword
ORA-02014: cannot select FOR UPDATE from view with DISTINCT, GROUP BY, etc.

Cause: An attempt was made to select FOR UPDATE from a view which had not been merged because the view used syntax (for example, DISTINCT or GROUP BY) preventing the merge, or because of initialization file parameter settings.

Action: Determine the reason the view will not merge and, if possible, make changes so that it can.

ORA-02015: cannot select FOR UPDATE from remote table

Cause: An attempt was made to select FOR UPDATE on a remote table (directly, or via a view) that had abstract data type columns, and the view or select list contained abstract data type columns or non-column items.

Action: To attempt a select FOR UPDATE, use a view or select list that consists only of base columns from the remote table, none of which may be abstract data type columns.

ORA-02016: cannot use a subquery in a START WITH on a remote database
ORA-02017: integer value required
ORA-02018: database link of same name has an open connection
ORA-02019: connection description for remote database not found
ORA-02020: too many database links in use

Cause: The current session has exceeded the INIT.ORA open_links maximum.

Action: Increase the open_links limit, or free up some open links by committing or rolling back the transaction and canceling open cursors that reference remote databases.

ORA-02021: DDL operations are not allowed on a remote database

Cause: An attempt was made to use a DDL operation on a remote database. For example, "CREATE TABLE tablename@remotedbname ...".

Action: To alter the remote database structure, you must connect to the remote database with the appropriate privileges.

ORA-02022: remote statement has unoptimized view with remote object

Cause: The local view is unoptimized and contains references to objects at the remote database and the statement must be executed at the remote database.

Action: Create a similar view on the remote database and modify the violating view in the SQL statement with the new view@remote.

ORA-02023: START WITH or CONNECT BY predicate cannot be evaluated by remote data base
ORA-02024: database link not found

Cause: Database link to be dropped is not found in dictionary

Action: Correct the database link name

ORA-02025: all tables in the SQL statement must be at the remote database

Cause: The user's SQL statement references tables from multiple databases. The remote database is not Oracle V7 or above, and can perform updates only if it can reference all tables in the SQL statement.

Action: n/a

ORA-02026: missing LINK keyword

Cause: keyword missing

Action: supply missing keyword

ORA-02027: multi-row UPDATE of LONG column is not supported

Cause: A bind variable with length greater than 4000 bytes is being used to update a column, and the update statement updates more than one row.

Action: You may only update a single row with such a bind variable.

ORA-02028: fetching an exact number of rows is not supported by the server

Cause: The server does not support UPIALL, so the fetch of an exact number of rows cannot be emulated on the user side.

Action: Connect to a valid server or do not use an exact fetch.

ORA-02029: missing FILE keyword

Cause: keyword missing

Action: supply missing keyword

ORA-02030: can only select from fixed tables/views

Cause: An attempt is being made to perform an operation other than a retrieval from a fixed table/view.

Action: You may only select rows from fixed tables/views.

ORA-02031: no ROWID for fixed tables or for external-organized tables

Cause: An attempt is being made to access rowid from a fixed table or from a external-organized table.

Action: Do not access ROWID from a fixed table or from a external-organized table.

ORA-02032: clustered tables cannot be used before the cluster index is built

Cause: User attempted to perform a DML statement on a clustered table for which no cluster index has yet been created.

Action: Create the cluster index.

ORA-02033: a cluster index for this cluster already exists

Cause: A cluster index already exists for the cluster.

Action: None

ORA-02034: speed bind not permitted

Cause: Speed bind not allowed with supplied bind variables. Trapped internally by the system.

Action: None

ORA-02035: illegal bundled operation combination

Cause: User requested that the UPI bundled execution call perform an an illegal combination of operations.

Action: See documentation for legal operation combinations.

ORA-02036: too many variables to describe with automatic cursor open

Cause: User requested that the UPI bundled execution call perform automatic cursor open and close on a describe operation. There were too many select-list items or bind variables to do this.

Action: open and close cursor explicitly

ORA-02037: uninitialized speed bind storage

Cause: User attempted a UPI bundled execution call containing a standalone execute operation without first performing a UPI bundled execution call containing a bind operation.

Action: perform a UPI bundled execution call with bind before performing a bundled execution call with execute

ORA-02038: define is not allowed for array type

Cause: User attempted to define a select list variable of type "array". Arrays may only serve as host bind variables.

Action: n/a

ORA-02039: bind by value is not allowed for array type

Cause: User attempted to bind an array host variable by value. Arrays may only be bound by reference.

Action: n/a

ORA-02040: remote database string does not support two-phase commit

Cause: the database was potentially updated but does not support prepare to commit (as determined by its logon transaction traits). The transaction was rolled back.

Action: Do not attempt to update the remote database unless it is the only database updated in one transaction.

ORA-02041: client database did not begin a transaction

Cause: internal error

Action: contact support

ORA-02042: too many distributed transactions

Cause: the distributed transaction table was full because too many distributed transactions were active.

Action: Run fewer transactions. If you are sure you don't have too many concurrent distributed transactions, this indicates an internal error and support should be notified. Instance shutdown/restart would be a work-around.

ORA-02043: must end current transaction before executing string

Cause: a transaction is in progress and one of the following commands commands is issued: COMMIT FORCE, ROLLBACK FORCE, or ALTER SYSTEM ENABLE DISTRIBUTED RECOVERY in single process mode.

Action: COMMIT or ROLLBACK the current transaction and resubmit command.

ORA-02044: transaction manager login denied: transaction in progress

Cause: a remote transaction manager tried to log in while a distributed transaction is in progress.

Action: end the current transaction (this is a protocol error from a remote transaction manager)

ORA-02045: too many local sessions participating in global transaction

Cause: too many sessions at this site for this transaction.

Action: use an existing link so another session need not be created.

ORA-02046: distributed transaction already begun

Cause: internal error or error in external transaction manager. A server session received a begin_tran RPC before finishing with a previous distributed tran.

Action: n/a

ORA-02047: cannot join the distributed transaction in progress

Cause: Either a transaction is in progress against a remote database that does not fully support two phase commit, and an update is attempted on another database, or updates are pending and and an attempt is made to update a different database that does not fully support two phase commit.

Action: complete the current transaction and then resubmit the update request.

ORA-02048: attempt to begin distributed transaction without logging on

Cause: client program must issue a distributed transaction login.

Action: contact support.

ORA-02049: timeout: distributed transaction waiting for lock

Cause: exceeded INIT.ORA distributed_lock_timeout seconds waiting for lock.

Action: treat as a deadlock

ORA-02050: transaction string rolled back, some remote DBs may be in-doubt

Cause: network or remote failure in 2PC.

Action: Notify operations; remote DBs will automatically re-sync when the failure is repaired.

ORA-02051: another session or branch in same transaction failed or finalized

Cause: A session at the same site with the same global transaction ID failed. The failure could also be caused by an application error if an attempt was made to update the database while another tightly coupled transaction branch with the same global transaction ID was finalized or aborted.

Action: No action necessary as the transaction will be automatically recovered. In the case of an application error, make sure there are no more updates to the database once the transaction manager has started two-phase commit for tightly coupled distributed transaction.

ORA-02052: remote transaction failure at string

Cause: error in remote transaction at given DBLINK

Action: retry

ORA-02053: transaction string committed, some remote DBs may be in-doubt

Cause: network or remote failure in 2PC.

Action: Notify operations; remote DBs will automatically re-sync when the failure is repaired.

ORA-02054: transaction string in-doubt

Cause: network or remote failure in 2PC.

Action: Notify operations; DBs will automatically re-sync when the failure is repaired. Monitor pending_trans$ for final outcome.

ORA-02055: distributed update operation failed; rollback required

Cause: a failure during distributed update operation may not have rolled back all effects of the operation. Since some sites may be inconsistent, the transaction must roll back to a savepoint or entirely

Action: rollback to a savepoint or rollback transaction and resubmit

ORA-02056: 2PC: string: bad two-phase command number string from string

Cause: two-phase commit protocol error.

Action: recovery of transaction attempted. Monitor pending_trans$ table to ensure correct resolution. Contact support.

ORA-02057: 2PC: string: bad two-phase recovery state number string from string

Cause: internal error in two-phase recovery protocol

Action: contact support

ORA-02058: no prepared transaction found with ID string

Cause: no transaction with local_tran_id or global_tran_id found in the pending_trans$ table in prepared state.

Action: check the pending_trans$ table.

ORA-02059: ORA-2PC-CRASH-TEST-string in commit comment

Cause: This is a special comment used to test the two phase commit.

Action: Don't use this special comment (%s a number 1-10)

ORA-02060: select for update specified a join of distributed tables

Cause: tables in a join with the for update clause must reside at the same DB.

Action: n/a

ORA-02061: lock table specified list of distributed tables

Cause: tables in a lock table statement must reside at the same DB.

Action: issue multiple lock table commands.

ORA-02062: distributed recovery received DBID string, expected string

Cause: a database link at a coordinator no longer points to the expected database. Link may have been redefined, or a different DB mounted.

Action: restore link definition or remote database.

ORA-02063: preceding stringstring from stringstring

Cause: an Oracle error was received from a remote database link.

Action: refer to the preceding error message(s)

ORA-02064: distributed operation not supported

Cause: One of the following unsupported operations was attempted: 1. array execute of a remote update with a subquery that references a dblink, or 2. an update of a long column with bind variable and an update of a second column with a subquery that both references a dblink and a bind variable, or 3. a commit is issued in a coordinated session from an RPC procedure call with OUT parameters or function call.

Action: simplify remote update statement

ORA-02065: illegal option for ALTER SYSTEM

Cause: The option specified for ALTER SYSTEM is not supported

Action: refer to the user manual for option supported

ORA-02066: missing or invalid DISPATCHERS text

Cause: A character string literal was expected, but not found, following ALTER SYSTEM SET DISPATCHERS

Action: place the string literal containing the dispatcher's specification after ALTER SYSTEM SET DISPATCHERS

ORA-02067: transaction or savepoint rollback required

Cause: A failure (typically a trigger or stored procedure with multiple remote updates) occurred such that the all-or-nothing execution of a previous Oracle call cannot be guaranteed.

Action: rollback to a previous savepoint or rollback the transaction and resubmit.

ORA-02068: following severe error from stringstring

Cause: A severe error (disconnect, fatal Oracle error) received from the indicated database link. See following error text.

Action: Contact the remote system administrator.

ORA-02069: global_names parameter must be set to TRUE for this operation

Cause: A remote mapping of the statement is required but cannot be achieved because global_names should be set to TRUE for it to be achieved

Action: Issue alter session set global_names = true if possible

ORA-02070: database stringstring does not support string in this context

Cause: The remote database does not support the named capability in the context in which it is used.

Action: Simplify the SQL statement.

ORA-02071: error initializing capabilities for remote database string

Cause: Could not load a remote-specified capability table.

Action: Contact support for the remote SQL*Connect product.

ORA-02072: distributed database network protocol mismatch

Cause: This should never happen between different PRODUCTION releases of ORACLE, but may happen between alpha and beta releases, for example.

Action: Upgrade the older release.

ORA-02073: sequence numbers not supported in remote updates

Cause: Sequence numbers may not be used in INSERTS, UPDATES, or DELETES on remote tables.

Action: n/a

ORA-02074: cannot string in a distributed transaction

Cause: A commit or rollback was attempted from session other than the parent of a distributed transaction.

Action: Only commit or rollback from the parent session.

ORA-02075: another instance changed state of transaction string

Cause: A commit force or rollback force was issued from a session in another instance.

Action: Check if another Oracle instance is performing recovery of pending transactions. Query DBA_2PC_PENDING to determine the new state of the transaction.

ORA-02076: sequence not co-located with updated table or long column

Cause: all referenced sequences must be co-located with the table with the long column.

Action: n/a

ORA-02077: selects of long columns must be from co-located tables

Cause: if a select returns long columns from multiple tables, all the tables must be co-located

Action: n/a

ORA-02078: invalid setting for ALTER SYSTEM FIXED_DATE
ORA-02079: cannot join a committing distributed transaction

Cause: Once a transaction branch is prepared, no more new transaction branches are allowed to start, nor is the prepared transaction branch allowed to be joined.

Action: Check the application code as this is an XA protocol violation.

ORA-02080: database link is in use

Cause: a transaction is active or a cursor is open on the database link given in the alter session close database link link command.

Action: commit or rollback, and close all cursors

ORA-02081: database link is not open

Cause: dblink given is not currently open.

Action: n/a

ORA-02082: a loopback database link must have a connection qualifier

Cause: An attempt was made to create a database link with the same name as the current database.

Action: a loopback database link needs a trailing qualifier, for example MYDB.EXAMPLE.COM@INST1 - the '@INST1' is the qualifier

ORA-02083: database name has illegal character 'string'

Cause: supplied database name can contain only A-Z, 0-9, '_', '#', '$' '.' and '@' characters.

Action: n/a

ORA-02084: database name is missing a component

Cause: supplied database name cannot contain a leading '.', trailing '.' or '@', or two '.' or '@' in a row.

Action: n/a

ORA-02085: database link string connects to string

Cause: a database link connected to a database with a different name. The connection is rejected.

Action: create a database link with the same name as the database it connects to, or set global_names=false.

ORA-02086: database (link) name is too long

Cause: database/database link name can have at most 128 characters.

Action: n/a

ORA-02087: object locked by another process in same transaction

Cause: A database link is being used in the cluster database environment that loops back to the same instance. One session is trying to convert a lock that was obtained by the other session.

Action: Get the more restrictive lock first. For example, if session 1 gets a share lock and session 2 gets an exclusive lock on the same object, get the exclusive lock first. Or, simply use the same session to access the object.

ORA-02088: distributed database option not installed

Cause: Remote and distributed updates and transactions are a separately priced option in ORACLE V7.

Action: n/a

ORA-02089: COMMIT is not allowed in a subordinate session

Cause: COMMIT was issued in a session that is not the two-phase commit global coordinator.

Action: Issue commit at the global coordinator only.

ORA-02090: network error: attempted callback+passthru

Cause: internal error.

Action: n/a

ORA-02091: transaction rolled back

Cause: Also see error 2092. If the transaction is aborted at a remote site then you will only see 2091; if aborted at host then you will see 2092 and 2091.

Action: Add rollback segment and retry the transaction.

ORA-02092: out of transaction table slots for distributed transaction

Cause: The transaction is assigned to the system rollback segment and is trying to get into the PREPARED state, but the required number of non-PREPARED slots are not available, hence the transaction is rolled back.

Action: Add a rollback segment and retry the transaction.

ORA-02093: TRANSACTIONS_PER_ROLLBACK_SEGMENT(string) more than maximum possible(string)

Cause: Value of parameter specified is greater than allowed on this port.

Action: Use default or reduce it to less than max.

ORA-02094: replication option not installed

Cause: The replication option was not installed at this site. Updatable materialized views, deferred RPCs, and other replication features were, therefore, unavailable.

Action: Install the replication option. The replication option is not part of the Oracle Server product and must be purchased separately. Contact an Oracle Sales representative if the replication option needs to be purchased.

ORA-02095: specified initialization parameter cannot be modified

Cause: The specified initialization parameter is not modifiable

Action: n/a

ORA-02096: specified initialization parameter is not modifiable with this option

Cause: Though the initialization parameter is modifiable, it cannot be modified using the specified command.

Action: Check the DBA guide for information about under what scope the parameter may be modified

ORA-02097: parameter cannot be modified because specified value is invalid

Cause: Though the initialization parameter is modifiable, the modified value is not acceptable to the parameter.

Action: Check the DBA guide for range of acceptable values for this parameter.

ORA-02098: error parsing index-table reference (:I)

Cause: An incorrect index-table (:I) syntax was encountered.

Action: This syntax is for oracle internal use only.