Accessing the Data Tab to display table data raises an "ORA-00904: "[column_name]": invalid identifier" error (Doc ID 1249236.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 27, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle SQL Developer - Version 2.1 to 4.0 [Release APEX 2.1 to 4]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This problem can occur for users of SQL Developer 2.1 and is caused by an underlying issue in the database. While it has not yet been reported in SQL Developer 3.0, it is anticipated that it can occur in the latter version as well.

***Checked for relevance on 30-09-2013***

Symptoms

When accessing the Data tab for table an error is raised and no data is displayed.  SQL Developer is trying to access the table data using an older column name.  However, the table structure is displayed accurately and without error.


Error
ORA-00904: "[column_name]": invalid identifier. 
....where [column_name] equals a previous column whose name was changed.

Changes

A column or columns in the table being accessed, where the column name(s) were changed.

Cause

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