Sort on Output of Query (With Distinct) Results into ORA-904 on "DISTINCT"

(Doc ID 1627585.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 27, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle SQL Developer - Version 4.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The query "select distinct deptno, d.* from dept d" produces correct output in SQL Worksheet.
However, when sorting the "query output"  by clicking on a column header, the following error occurs:
ORA-00904: "DISTINCT": invalid identifier
00904. 00000 - "%s: invalid identifier"


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