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ORA-00955 When Dropping Materialized View Which Does Not Exist In Data Dictionary Views (Doc ID 221775.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 

When trying to create a materialized view you receive
ORA-00955: name is already used by an existing object.

Trying to drop materialized view you receive
ORA-12003: snapshot "OWNER"."SNAPHOT NAME" does not exist

There are 2 entries in obj$ without corresponding entries in
user_snapshots and dba_registered_snapshot.

Cause

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