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Enabling Editions for a User Fails with ORA-38819 (Doc ID 1099433.1)

Last updated on JULY 05, 2023

Applies to:

PL/SQL - Version 11.2.0.1 and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.1 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

An application consists of two users, USER_A and USER_B.
Neither USER_A nor USER_A is edition enabled.
USER_A owns a package (package1) and USER_B owns a package (package2).
Package1 of USER_A references a type of a variable declared in the specification of package2 of USER_B.
Package2 of USER_B references a type of a variable declared in the specification of package1 of USER_A.
So the packages are inter-dependent.

If you try to enable editions for USER_A it will fail with:

ORA-38819: USER_A owns one or more objects whose type is editionable and that have noneditioned dependants.

and if you try to enable editions for USER_B it will also fail with:

ORA-38819: USER_B owns one or more objects whose type is editionable and that have noneditioned dependants.


See the following use case example:


Changes

 

Cause

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