Database External Tables Fails with KUP-04001 On Windows (Doc ID 2046669.1)

Last updated on MAY 16, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 and later
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)

Symptoms

Attempt to use a preprocessor script in an external table throws errors saying that the location file is unavailable (access denied). If the output from the preprocessor script is placed in the location file, then the file is readable.

Alert log shows:

No symbolic links are in use.

When DISABLE_DIRECTORY_LINK_CHECK parameter is added, error is not seen.

Cause

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