Update Statement Via Database Link Fails With Ora-02019 On Remote Database (Doc ID 1088213.1)

Last updated on MAY 12, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version 10.2.0.1 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 10.2 to 12.1]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 10.2 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
** checked for relevency 09-jun-2014 **

Symptoms

ORA-02019 occurs when using UPDATE via a database link


   Error: ORA-2019
  Text: connection description for remote database not found
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Cause: The user attempted to connect or log in to a remote database using a
   connection description that could not be found.

  Action: Specify an existing database link.
   Query the data dictionary to see all existing database links.
   See your operating system-specific SQL*Net documentation for valid connection descriptors.



On the local side the connection just hangs - no message is returned to the local user.

Changes

Applying the most recent PSU patch for 10.2.0.4

Cause

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