ORA-3115 When Running Queries in a PDB or trying to Switch the Container of a Session

(Doc ID 1994827.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 18, 2017

Applies to:

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


An ORA-3115 'unsupported network datatype or representation' is received when running a query within a PDB or when trying to use 'ALTER SESSION SET CONTAINER...' in order to switch to a different PDB:


The same (and other queries) are running fine on the CDB level.


The PDB was unplugged from a CDB that is using a different Timezone File than the receiving CDB instance.


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