Datapump Errors on Import LPX-00217: invalid character 0 (U+0000) (Doc ID 1951930.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 06, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

During a Datapump Import the following errors are reported in the Import Log

ORA-39126: Worker unexpected fatal error in KUPW$WORKER.PUT_DDLS [TABLE:"SLDMA"."MA_FUND_CHARACTERISTICS"]
ORA-06502: PL/SQL: numeric or value error
LPX-00217: invalid character 0 (U+0000)
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_SYS_ERROR", line 95
ORA-06512: at "SYS.KUPW$WORKER", line 9018


However, if the tables are pre-created on the target database, the import will run fine.

Cause

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