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While Querying v$archived_log Table Getting Error "ORA-01861: Literal Does Not Match Format String" (Doc ID 2319802.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 27, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


NOTE: In the images and/or the document content below, the user information and environment data used represents fictitious data from the Oracle sample schema(s), Public Documentation delivered with an Oracle database product or other training material. Any similarity to actual environments, actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental and not intended in any manner.

For the purposes of this document, the following fictitious environment is used as an example to describe the procedure:

Database Name: usldm1
Path:  arch-01/databases/usldm1


The below SQL query fails with error:

select completion_time from v$archived_log

ORA-01861: literal does not match format string

Following attempt also will fail. 

RMAN> list backup of archivelog all;

starting full resync of recovery catalog
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-03002: failure of list command at 10/11/2017 20:05:07
RMAN-03014: implicit resync of recovery catalog failed
RMAN-03009: failure of full resync command on default channel at 10/11/2017 20:05:07
ORA-01861: literal does not match format string




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