Pro*c Application Raises ORA-00979: Not A Group By Expression In 11.2 But Works In Prior Releases (Doc ID 1300039.1)

Last updated on JULY 17, 2017

Applies to:

Precompilers - Version 11.2.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 29-Jan-2013***

Symptoms

Pro*C application is raising an ORA-00979 during execution of a group by clause contained within a complex query.
The issue does not manifest in pure SQL run stand-alone due to the binding properties involved.

Changes

The error occurs after migrating the application from 9i to 11.2, and was determined to reproduce in only 11.2 environment(s).

Cause

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