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ORA-3115 OR ORA-12663 DURING DESCRIBE OF REMOTE OBJECT (Doc ID 1057762.6)

Last updated on MARCH 04, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version 8.0.6.0 and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 8.0.6.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

You are executing a "DESCRIBE" on an Oracle8 server of an object on
an Oracle7 server through a database link and receive either of the
following errors:

ORA-3115
Error: ORA 3115
Text: unsupported network datatype or representation
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Cause: A user bind or define, or an Oracle function, is not supported
by this
heterogeneous SQL*Net connection.
Action: Upgrade the older version of Oracle and try again.

--OR--

Error: ORA-12663 / TNS-12663
Text: Services required by client not available on the server
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Cause: Service(s) that was (were) required by the client process were
not
available on the server process.
Action: Configure the server with the services required by the client
(best
solution) or delete the requirement from the configuration file
of the
client (least secure).

Changes

{CHANGE}

Cause

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