DROP USER cascade failing with ORA-00604: ORA-01418: specified index does not exist (Doc ID 2173573.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 29, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.2 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 11.2 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
DROP USER cascade fails with ORA-00604: error occurred at recursive SQL level 1, ORA-01418: specified index does not exist

Symptoms

NOTE: - The DROP USER might success but it might leave orphaned obj# rows for the indexes. This is why the ORA-1418 is issued  

Cause

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