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Import Fails with IMP-00058, ORA-1438 Errors (Doc ID 185229.1)

Last updated on APRIL 03, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 7.3.3.0 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
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Goal

 
fact: Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition
fact: Export Utility (EXP)
fact: Import Utility (IMP)
symptom: Running an import fails
symptom: IMP-00058: ORACLE error 1438 encountered
symptom: ORA-01438: value larger than specified precision allows for this column
symptom: IMP-00018: partial import of previous table completed: 178731 rows imported
cause: These symptoms can unfortunately be encountered if there is some form of corruption within the EXPORT database. However it can also be encountered when IMPORTING into the same or new database where the table has been recreated with an incorrect column definition.

 

Solution

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