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Cloud Control: Submitting Datapump Job With Metadata-Only Gives Error ORA-39178 (Doc ID 1633652.1)

Last updated on MAY 18, 2021

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager for Oracle Database - Version and later
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In Cloud Control, trying to use DataPump import from another database over a database link, the submit of the job fails with errors like:

ORA-39001: invalid argument value
ORA-39178: cannot perform estimate on metadata only jobs
Exception :
ORA-39001: invalid argument value
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_SYS_ERROR", line 79
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_DATAPUMP", line 3507
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_DATAPUMP", line 4127 ORA-06512: at line 2

In Cloud Control, the navigation path for the import is like:

The PL/SQL generated for submitting the job will contain next line of code:




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