Ora-00976: Specified Pseudo Column Or Operator Not Allowed Here

(Doc ID 1983795.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 2016

Applies to:

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


After upgrading the database from to patchset, a query having "CONNECT BY PRIOR" clause started to fail with:

ORA-00976: Specified pseudo column or operator not allowed here


 Upgrade to patchset.


Sign In with your My Oracle Support account

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a
Million Knowledge Articles and hundreds of Community platforms