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ORA-23375: feature is incompatible with database version

Oracle Database Tips by Donald Burleson

The following error commonly occurs during Oracle replication:

ORA-23375: feature is incompatible with database version"

The ORA-23375 is a generic error and there can be many possible causes.  For complete details, see Steve Karam's and John Garmany's book "Oracle Replication" with Oracle replication monitoring and diagnostic scripts.

Using oerr to find the details of the ORA-23375 yields:

ORA-23375: feature is incompatible with database version at string

Cause: A feature not compatible with the specified database was used

Action: Set or raise the value of the "compatible" INIT.ORA parameter to match the necessary compatibility level.

The most likely causes for the ORA-23375 error include:

  • The underlying database link is not working.

       (ADDRESS_LIST =
         (ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = SAPR3)(PORT = 1521))
       (SERVICE_NAME = YYY )

  • Verify that global_name=true:  "alter database rename global_name to true"
  • The local and remote databases on on incompatible versions.
  • The compatible parameter is set incorrectly on local or remote database.  select name, value from v$parameter where name='compatible'
  • Both database are not running the Enterprise Edition (EE) of Oracle.
  • The catrep.sql script has not been run on both databases or repcat has missing privileges.

execute dbms_repcat_admin.grant_admin_any_repgroup ('REPADMIN');
execute dbms_repcat_admin.grant_admin_any_repschema ('REPADMIN');

These problems are almost always the cause of the ORA-23375 error, but the ORA-23375 is a generic error, so there could be many underlying issues.  I recommend the replication diagnostic scripts in the book "Oracle Replication" for complete error troubleshooting.


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