ctx_ddl.drop_shadow_index does not drop shadow index (Doc ID 1375101.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 08, 2011

Applies to:

Oracle Text - Version: 11.1.0.6 to 11.2.0.1 - Release: 11.1 to 11.2
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Executing ctx_ddl.drop_shadow_index completes without errors however, the shadow index is not dropped:

SQL> select idx_id,idx_name from ctx_user_indexes;

IDX_ID     IDX_NAME
---------- ------------------------------
      1100 QUICK_TEXT

SQL> exec ctx_ddl.create_shadow_index('quick_text');

PL/SQL procedure successfully completed.

SQL> select idx_id,idx_name from ctx_user_indexes;

IDX_ID     IDX_NAME
---------- ------------------------------
      1100 QUICK_TEXT
      1101 RIO$1100

SQL> exec ctx_ddl.drop_shadow_index('RIO$1100')

PL/SQL procedure successfully completed.

SQL> exec ctx_ddl.create_shadow_index('quick_text');
BEGIN ctx_ddl.create_shadow_index('quick_text'); END;
*
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-20000: Oracle Text error:
DRG-13501: Shadow Index Already Exists
ORA-06512: at "CTXSYS.DRUE", line 160
ORA-06512: at "CTXSYS.CTX_DDL", line 1560
ORA-06512: at line 1

SQL> select idx_id,idx_name from ctx_user_indexes;

IDX_ID     IDX_NAME
---------- ------------------------------
      1100 QUICK_TEXT
      1101 RIO$1100

Cause

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