Datapump Import Fails With ORA-2153: "invalid VALUES password string" For Some Users (Doc ID 2096579.1)

Last updated on JUNE 29, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 29-Jun-2017***

Symptoms

Datapump import fails with ORA-2153 like below:

ORA-39083: Object type USER:"TESTUSER" failed to create with error:
ORA-02153: invalid VALUES password string
Failing sql is:
CREATE USER "TESTUSER" IDENTIFIED BY VALUES 'MCJAK86199nmkaa!!!!' DEFAULT TABLESPACE "USERS" TEMPORARY TABLESPACE "TEMP"

 

Changes

Datapump import in 12c of previous release dump file.

Cause

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