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Error 'ORA-00922: missing or invalid option' When Changing a Database Schema User Password to a Password Containing an Asterisk (*) (Doc ID 2085310.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 22, 2020

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Professional Project Management - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When attempting to change the password for a schema user and the password contains an asterisk (*) at the end, the following error occurs:

ORA-00922: missing or invalid option


The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

  1. Open a Command Prompt window and log into SQLPlus "as sysdba" (Example:  sqlplus / as sysdba).
  2. Execute the following command:
  3. Observe the reported error.


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