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Insufficient Privileges to Create a View

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonOctober 29,  2015

Question:  I cannot create a view even though I have the privileges "connect, resource and "create view".  I also have grants to the tables via the view, but I still get the error:

ORA-01031: insufficient privileges

Here is the scenario:

- There is a table called TAB1 under schema PAMM
- There is a role called PAMM_SELECT which has SELECT privilege on the table PAMM.TAB1
- My schema (PONG) has the role PAMM_SELECT, this means i can select from the table PAMM.TAB1
- My schema has the system privilege CREATE VIEW

Here is the problem, I can't create a view using the following statement:

create or replace view TAB1_VW as select * from PAMM.TAB1

ORA-01031: insufficient privileges

- But, I can select data using the following statement:

select * from PAMM.TAB1

Answer: The problem is that you need to have the object privileges granted to you directed from the tables and not from the view! 

The docs note that you must have been explicitly granted the SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, or DELETE object privileges on all base objects underlying the view.

Privileges Required to Create Views

To create a view, you must meet the following requirements:

You must have been granted the CREATE VIEW (to create a view in your schema) or CREATE ANY VIEW (to create a view in another user's schema) system privilege, either explicitly or through a role.

You must have been explicitly granted the SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, or DELETE object privileges on all base objects underlying the view or the SELECT ANY TABLE, INSERT ANY TABLE, UPDATE ANY TABLE, or DELETE ANY TABLE system privileges. You may not have obtained these privileges through roles.

Additionally, in order to grant other users access to your view, you must have received object privilege(s) to the base objects with the GRANT OPTION option or appropriate system privileges with the ADMIN OPTION option. If you have not, grantees cannot access your view."





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