Describe of Remote Table over Public Database Link and Private Synonym Fails with ORA-4043 (Doc ID 159051.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 22, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 8.0.3.0 and later   [Release: 8.0.3 and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

You're describing a table over database link, and this fails with:
ORA-04043: object %s does not exist

A public database link is used, and a private synonym exists in the local database as a synonym to the remote table. This synonym is in another user schema.

Cause

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