Dictionary Corruption From Partition Maintenance Error ORA-1008 From DBMS_STATS (Doc ID 1280978.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 02, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.3 to 11.1.0.7 [Release 10.2 to 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Reviewed 26-Mar-2013.

Symptoms

When a partition name is reused when performing partition maintenance operations, such as split or merge of partitions, then dictionary corruption can occur if previous split, merge or drop subpartiton have been performed for its subpartitions.

This can lead to errors such as ORA-1008 during statistics gathering with DBMS_STATS.

Cause

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