Data type SYS.XMLTYPE is INVALID

(Doc ID 1356782.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 12, 2011

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.2 - Release: 10.2 to 11.2
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

A query against dba_objects shows that the data type SYS.XMLTYPE is INVALID.

SQL> set pages 999
SQL> col object_name format a20
SQL> col owner format a10
SQL> SELECT OWNER, OBJECT_NAME, OBJECT_TYPE
  2  FROM DBA_OBJECTS
  3  WHERE STATUS = 'INVALID'
  4  ORDER BY OWNER, OBJECT_NAME, OBJECT_TYPE;

OWNER      OBJECT_NAME          OBJECT_TYPE
---------- -------------------- ------------
...
SYS        XMLTYPE              TYPE BODY
...

Changes

A patchset may have been recently applied on the database.

Cause

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