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11g: DataPump import With REMAP_SCHEMA=SYSTEM:<target_schema> Fails With Error ORA-39013 (Doc ID 1486556.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 25, 2019

Applies to:

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


When trying to move application objects incorrectly created within SYSTEM schema to the correct application's schema using DataPump Import with parameter REMAP_SCHEMA=SYSTEM:<target_schema>, the errors ORA-39001 and ORA-39013 are raised.

Steps taken:

DataPump export (expdp) succesfully completed at schema (SCHEMA=<username>) or table level (TABLES=<tablename>). Then impdp consistently fails with errors:

ORA-39001: invalid argument value
ORA-39013: Remapping the SYSTEM schema is not supported.


Problem occurs in DataPump import release 11.1 and later. With DataPump 10.2 it was possible to use REMAP_SCHEMA=SYSTEM:<target schema> to remap objects from SYSTEM to another schema.


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