DBMS_REDEFINITION package throwing error ORA-12008 & ORA-01410: invalid ROWID

(Doc ID 1572193.1)

Last updated on JUNE 04, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.4 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Generic UNIX

Symptoms

 
Trying to partition a table with a LOB column using the DBMS_REDEFINITION package and getting the below error message

exec dbms_redefinition.start_redef_table( uname => 'QAAERO', orig_table => 'RI_CRIT_ATTACH', int_table => 'RI_CRIT_ATTACH_PARTITION', options_flag => dbms_redefinition.cons_use_pk );
BEGIN dbms_redefinition.start_redef_table( uname => 'QAAERO', orig_table => 'RI_CRIT_ATTACH', int_table => 'RI_CRIT_ATTACH_PARTITION', options_flag => dbms_redefinition.cons_use_pk ); END;

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ERROR at line 1:
ORA-12008: error in materialized view refresh path
ORA-01410: invalid ROWID
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_REDEFINITION", line 50
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_REDEFINITION", line 1343
ORA-06512: at line 1

Changes

 Tablespace has been created with large extent size 1025 M( > 1 GB )

Cause

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