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ORA-00600 internal error code while trying to Browse External Tables. (Doc ID 1468559.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 27, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle SQL Developer - Version 3.0 to 3.1 [Release 3]
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
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Trying to Sort an external table's result set throws ORA-00600 internal error code. When one tries to view the SQL view for that particular object the following error is seen in the log window

Unable to render TABLE DDL for object <Object_Name> with DBMS_METADATA attempting internal generator.

Trying to browse that object and view its contents becomes impossible and nothing happens when the object name is double clicked.


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