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Dropping Tablespaces Keep Getting ORA-23515 Error Even After All Mvews And Indices Were Removed (Doc ID 1539256.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 07, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 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.

Symptoms

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An attempt to drop a tablespaces fails with the following error, even though all Materialized Views and indexes had been dropped from that tablespace.

Changes

Materialized Views and Indexes that were allocated storage in the tablespace were already removed, so the tablespace should be empty.

Cause

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In this Document
Symptoms
Changes
Cause
Solution
 Checking Indexes
 Changing Indexes
 Checking Tables
 Changing Tables
 ROWID changes
 Dropping the tablespace


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