ORA-02153: Invalid VALUES Password String When Creating a Database Link Using BY VALUES With Obfuscated Password After Upgrade To 11.2.0.4

(Doc ID 1905221.1)

Last updated on JULY 19, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 to 12.1.0.1 [Release 11.2 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Using the BY VALUES syntax to create a database link with a previously obtained obfuscated password string no longer works starting from version 11.2.0.4, the errors are:

CREATE PUBLIC DATABASE LINK V11204.C1 CONNECT TO SYSTEM IDENTIFIED BY VALUES '065D674B5B0DDD7747027F3E65AAD372AA7942F575785BA697C8F3F7222C9E4976BC7246EDF9140FCD34A4FFFAF2EA909FFAD5678DC2EF68FC76D6D3420CACDDD7D729A1F45641FC1BD1E3693055217F9C258DAEE7482A6287788DD31A66D663E940FEC595E4472AC76BC69B77ED2354C073920E97B08D77AC83ABAC68416267' USING 'V11204'
                            *
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-02153: invalid VALUES password string

 

Changes

Upgraded to 11.2.0.4 from a previous version.

Cause

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