DBA_MVIEWS Shows COMPILATION_ERROR in COMPILE_STATUS Column (Doc ID 1414046.1)

Last updated on APRIL 16, 2014

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 9.2.0.6 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 9.2 to 11.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.6 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 9.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

The values of the COMPILE_STATUS column in DBA_MVIEWS are as follows:

  1. VALID
  2. NEEDS_COMPILE
  3. COMPILATION_ERROR

The first two are normal behavior.   The compile_status will be 'VALID' right after a refresh but before there is DML on the master table; it will be 'NEEDS_COMPILE' after there has been DML on the master table. 

The status of 'COMPILATION_ERROR', however, is not expected.   This note is intended for a general audience, as an initial starting point for beginning diagnosis of the 'COMPILATION_ERROR' status.

Changes

A materialized view (mview) refresh has occurred, and the COMPILE_STATUS in DBA_MVIEWS now shows as 'COMPILATION_ERROR'.

Cause

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