FIRST TIME DESCRIBE OF REMOTE TABLE RETURNS ORA-4043 (Doc ID 1082713.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 18, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database Gateway for SQL Server - Version 11.1.0.6 to 12.0.0.0
Oracle Database Gateway for Sybase - Version 11.1.0.6 to 11.1.0.7 [Release 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms


Describing a table through Oracle Database Gateway for SQL Server or  Oracle Database Gateway for Sybase returns an error (ORA-04043) :

SQL> desc authors@dblink
ERROR:
ORA-4043: object authors does not exist
ORA-2063
: preceding line from DBLINK

If SELECT table is executed before, then the DESCRIBE works.

Cause

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