ORA-1031 Using EXECUTE IMMEDIATE to Drop a Table Partition. Worked in

(Doc ID 1297109.1)

Last updated on JULY 05, 2017

Applies to:

PL/SQL - Version and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 31-Jan-2013***


Using a stored procedure in the SYSTEM schema to DELETE a TABLE partition located in another schema fails with the following error.

ERROR at line 1:
ORA-01031: insufficient privileges
ORA-06512: at "SYSTEM.DROP_PARTITION", line #
ORA-06512: at line 1

This works within the Database but fails after upgrading to
Issuing the ALTER ANY TABLE privilege is what is required for this to work within, but it doesn't make a difference within
The privileges granted to the SYSTEM schema is identical in both and


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