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ORA-32034: unsupported use of WITH clause

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonMay 11, 2016

Question: What cause the ORA-32034 error? 

I lam trying to create a view using the WITH clause and I am getting an ORA-32034 error:

ORA-32034: unsupported use of WITH clause

Answer:  To create a view using the with clause, see create view using with clause. The oerr utility shows this for the ORA-32034 error:

ORA-32034: Unsupported use of WITH clause

Cause:  Improper use of WITH clause because one of the following two reasons:

1. nesting of WITH clause within WITH clause not supported yet
2. For a set query, WITH clause can't be specified for a branch.
3. WITH clause can't specified within parentheses.

Action: Correct query and retry.

As we see, there are three syntax restrictions for using the WITH clause.  For more details on using subquery factoring, see my notes on using the with clause.  Also see how to simplify complex SQL using the WITH clause.

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