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ORA-04052: error occurred when looking up remote object tips

Oracle Error Tips by Stephanie F.


The Oracle docs note this on the ORA-04052 error:

ORA-04052 error occurred when looking up remote object
Cause: An error has occurred when trying to look up a remote object.
Action: Fix the error. Make sure the remote database system has run KGLR.SQL to create necessary views used for querying/looking up objects stored in the database.

During compilation, a forum poster at Oracle FAQ's continues to receive ORA-04052 in a link connection Oracle to Sybase:

I am running the SQL and it works fine over a dblink while I put the same query inside a cursor and am creating a procedure there is an error that gets generated during compilation. The link connects a Oracle system to a Sybase system.

The replier informed the Oracle user that the problem may be that:

Oracle cannot see the remote object. Try to enable ODBC tracing on the gateway machine to see what is happening here.

Given this advice, the original issue concerning ORA-04052 is resolved, yet with a slightly different problem:

The error for some reason was eliminated when the owner was removed from the table name reference. I am not sure why it requires the owner information when the SQL is run but when I put it into the procedure it does not recognize it. In both cases I am connected to using the same db link and as the same user.

This only required a simple alteration to the SQL as the discrepancy in this case needed:

In your registry enter string LOCAL and in value enter the SID. you don't have to write the owner name after it.



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