PL/SQL Block Is Choosing A PUBLIC Database Link Versus The PRIVATE Link Of The Same Name.

(Doc ID 1542478.1)

Last updated on APRIL 08, 2013

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


We recently "privatized" our PUBLIC database links which went OK except that a number of users still required the PUBLIC database link to get their information. I created a PUBLIC database link with the same name and gave the link connection SELECT ANY TABLE privileges.

Now the code which was successfully using the PRIVATE database link is using the PUBLIC database link causing issues.

As per all the documentation I've found, Oracle first searches for a private database link in your own schema with the same name as the database link in the statement. Then, if necessary, it searches for a public database link with the same name.



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