Get ORA-55610 Instead Of ORA-02149 While Dropping Twice A Partition

(Doc ID 1378566.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 02, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.0.6 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 11.1 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

While dropping twice a non existing partition from a table with flashback
archive, then the error ORA-55610 occurs, i.e.:

SQL> alter table bigemp flashback archive test_drop_partition;

Table altered.

SQL> alter table bigemp drop partition p1;

Table altered.

SQL> alter table bigemp drop partition p1;
alter table bigemp drop partition p1
*
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-55610: Invalid DDL statement on history-tracked table


On the contrary, it should be ORA-02149.

Cause

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