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BDS V2.0 Query Raises "ORA-29913: error in executing ODCIEXTTABLEOPEN callout" (Doc ID 2122653.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 11, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Big Data SQL - Version 2.0 and later
Linux x86-64


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On BDS 2.0/BDA 4.3/Exadata with Bundle Patch 10 it is possible to create an external table, but querying data from the external table raises:

ERROR at line 1:
ORA-29913: error in executing ODCIEXTTABLEOPEN callout
ORA-29400: data cartridge error
ORA-28575: unable to open RPC connection to external procedure agent

Troubleshooting ORA-29913: error in executing ODCIEXTTABLEOPEN callout

1. Since ODCIEXTTABLEOPEN can indicate that extproc is not being started or the listener not being configured:

a) Check if the extproc is started:

To do so run:

No real error is reported by the above, rather the command terminates with an error message which is the result of trying to stop the service just in case it was running.


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 Troubleshooting ORA-29913: error in executing ODCIEXTTABLEOPEN callout

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