ORA-2083 When Working With Database Links or Global_Name (Doc ID 107242.1)

Last updated on MAY 05, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.4 to 11.2.0.2 [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Fact: OracleServer - Enterprise Edition
Fact: Oracle Server - Standard Edition
Fact: Distributed Database Option
Select via database link fails - Cannot create database link
Also Drop database link fails,rename GLOBAL_NAME fails with error

ORA-02083: database name has illegal character '%s'

Cause

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