Traditional Import (IMP) Raises Error IMP-51 Direct Path Exported Dump File Contains Illegal Column Length

(Doc ID 1403865.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 03, 2012

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

An original import of an export dump file created from an 11.2.0.2 database with DIRECT=Y fails with:

IMP-00051: Direct path exported dump file contains illegal column length

Cause

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