ORA-23481 when OLS user names contain special characters

(Doc ID 2000470.1)

Last updated on APRIL 09, 2018

Applies to:

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


On evaluating the rdbms upgrade to 12.1 we found issues with OLS users containing a dash (ex. "TEST-USER"). This worked without problems on 11.2. 

Reported error: ORA-23481 unexpected name string %s


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