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ORA-02082 when trying to drop a PUBLIC Database Link (DBLink) (Doc ID 1070826.6)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 10, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version 9.2.0.8 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 9.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 When trying to drop a database link (DBLink) the following error occurs:

 

Changes

You have a database that was cloned from another database on a different machine.

Initially, you had a different global_name, but changed it.
You can delete the database link on the original database, but not the database link on this cloned database.

You have tried changing global_names = false/true, to no effect.

Cause

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