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ORA-04068: existing state of packages has been discarded  tips

Oracle Error Tips by Burleson Consulting


The Oracle oerr utility notes this about ORA-04068 error:

ORA-04068: existing state of packages string has been discarded

Cause: One of errors 4060 - 4067 when attempt to execute a stored procedure.

Action: Try again after proper re-initialization of any application's state.


ORA-04068 can be caused by a variety of initiating events.

In some cases with RAC, the ORA-04068 error can be suppressed with this command:

alter system set "_disable_fast_validate"=true scope=both;

If a remote dependent object has been altered through a DDL statement then invoking the procedure/package can result ORA-04068: existing state of packages has been discarded . voking the procedure can then cause the ORA-04068.

 SQL expert Laurent Schneider has noted that pragma SERIALLY_REUSABLE can be used in some situations to avoid the ORA-04068.  Pragma SERIALLY_REUSABLE is an indication that the package state is needed only for one call to the server, but having a particular package state for that one call can help avoid ORA-04068.



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