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

Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager for Oracle Database - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


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:

dbms_datapump.set_parameter(handle => h1, name => 'ESTIMATE', value => 'BLOCKS');

For example:

h1 := (operation => 'IMPORT', job_mode => 'TABLE', remote_link => 'TEST_LINK', job_name => 'TEST_LINK_IMPORT', version => 'COMPATIBLE');
dbms_datapump.set_parallel(handle => h1, degree => 1);
dbms_datapump.add_file(handle => h1, filename => 'IMPORT.LOG', directory => 'TEST_DP', filetype => 3);
dbms_datapump.set_parameter(handle => h1, name => 'KEEP_MASTER', value => 0);
dbms_datapump.metadata_filter(handle => h1, name => 'SCHEMA_EXPR', value => 'IN(''S5'')');
dbms_datapump.metadata_filter(handle => h1, name => 'NAME_EXPR', value => 'IN(''T5'')');
dbms_datapump.set_parameter(handle => h1, name => 'ESTIMATE', value => 'BLOCKS');          <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
dbms_datapump.set_parameter(handle => h1, name => 'INCLUDE_METADATA', value => 1);
dbms_datapump.data_filter(handle => h1, name => 'INCLUDE_ROWS', value => 0);
dbms_datapump.set_parameter(handle => h1, name => 'SKIP_UNUSABLE_INDEXES', value => 0);
dbms_datapump.start_job(handle => h1, skip_current => 0, abort_step => 0);
dbms_datapump.detach(handle => h1);


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