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Partitioning Operation Silently Fails with ORA-12842 During Concurrent TRUNCATE (Doc ID 2040678.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 28, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.2 to 12.1]
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
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A partitioning operation intermittently fails with a silent ORA-12842 error.  This occurs during a MERGE.

"Silent" here means that the ORA-12842 error doesn't appear in the alert log unless directed by a trace event, nor is it caught via the PL/SQL WHEN OTHERS exception handler.





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