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Primary Note: Troubleshooting External Tables (Doc ID 1507089.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 23, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.2 to 12.1]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database 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
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This document is intended to provide a standard approach to resolving issues with newly created External Tables.

Troubleshooting Steps

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In this Document
Troubleshooting Steps
 Common Issues Involving the External tables
 Errors during Create External Table
 Errors on running DBMS_STATS against an external table
 Unable to load data to the external tables.
 ORA- errors related to External Tables
 ORA-01722: invalid number
 ORA-29913: error in executing ODCIEXTTABLEOPEN callout
ORA-29400: data cartridge error
 ORA-8103: Object no longer exists' When Insert Into External Table
 Other Helpful Articles on External Tables
  Diagnostic Tools

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