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ORA-26563 Reported When Renaming A Table (Doc ID 1484320.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 11, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 The following error is reported when trying to rename a table

Sample:

alter table <TABLE> rename to <TABLE_BKUP>
*
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-26563: renaming this table is not allowed


The following query reveals that a CDC change table is created from this source table

select CHANGE_TABLE_SCHEMA, CHANGE_TABLE_NAME, SOURCE_SCHEMA_NAME, SOURCE_TABLE_NAME from change_tables where SOURCE_TABLE_NAME = '<TABLE>'

Cause

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