ORA-12838 Error While Running A MERGE Statement (Doc ID 1918605.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 21, 2014

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 You are running a MERGE statement similar to:

MERGE
/*+ APPEND  */
INTO ("WH_TRADE",  "TCP_TRADE_DATE") USING
--
--

And it's failing with:

MERGE
*
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-00604: error occurred at recursive SQL level 1
ORA-12838: cannot read/modify an object after modifying it in parallel.

Cause

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