ORA-01882: timezone region not found Seen When (re)Creating Some Indexes (Doc ID 1981442.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.1 to 12.1.0.1 [Release 11.2 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Trying to (re)create an index and this fails with ORA-01882: timezone region not found 
The index in question is not on a TIMESTAMP WITH TIMEZONE or TIMESTAMP WITH LOCAL TIMEZONE column (the table may have even no TIMESTAMP WITH TIMEZONE or TIMESTAMP WITH LOCAL TIMEZONE columns)

Changes

Trying to (re)create indexes in a session that uses non AMERICA NLS_TERRITORY setting like for example GERMAN (where NLS_NUMERIC_CHARACTERS is not '.,' )

Cause

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