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ORA-31603:  object "string" of type string not found in schema "string"

Oracle Error Tips by Burleson Consulting


The Oracle docs note this on the ORA-31603 error:

       ORA-31603: object "string" of type string not found in schema "string"

The specified object was not found in the database.

Action: Correct the object specification and try the call again.

Many Oracle users find themselves encountering ORA-31603 when using DBMS_METADATA

The symptoms of this particular problem are defined as:

using DBMS_METADATA package against tables defined with partitions to generate DDL when the column contains unused columns raises ORA-31603.

The reason ORA-31603 is encountered in cases such as these is because, "unused columns defined on the table cause Metadata retrieval issue"

The resolution to ORA-31603 is also given:

Solution confirmed by performing the following steps:

1. Drop unused columns from the table(s)
2. Retry metadata generation with DBMS_METADATA package.

Follow this link for more information on Oracle DBMS_METADATA.



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