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ORA-39166 or ORA-31655 on Datapump Export With Content=DATA_ONLY (Doc ID 2089246.1)

Last updated on APRIL 03, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.2 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
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Symptoms

Exporting tables using CONTENT=DATA_ONLY fails with errors like:


Example:

expdp system/***** directory=test tables=test.dept_ext content=data_only dumpfile=testx.dmp

Export: Release 11.2.0.4.0 - Production on Thu Feb 26 18:37:19 2015

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Connected to: Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 11.2.0.4.0 - 64bit Production
With the Partitioning, OLAP, Data Mining and Real Application Testing options
Starting "SYSTEM"."SYS_EXPORT_TABLE_01": system/******** directory=test tables=test.dept_ext content=data_only dumpfile=testx.dmp
Estimate in progress using BLOCKS method...
Total estimation using BLOCKS method: 0 KB
ORA-39166: Object TEST.DEPT_EXT was not found.
ORA-31655: no data or metadata objects selected for job
Job "SYSTEM"."SYS_EXPORT_TABLE_01" completed with 2 error(s) at Thu Feb 26 18:37:21 2015 elapsed 0 00:00:01

 
Connecting as SYSTEM user, the one performing the export, the table can be found without any issues:

 

Changes

 

Cause

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