ORA-00904 XMLTYPE ON QUERY USING TABLE ALIAS

(Doc ID 2334615.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 03, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Oracle 12c XML DB XML query fails with ORA-00904 XMLTYPE when using table alias

SELECT COUNT(1)
FROM <table> <alias>, TABLE(xmlsequence(extract(<alias>.xmltype(......), '/..../..../....')));

returns ORA-904

-- run the same query without table alias returns results.

SELECT COUNT(1)
FROM <table>, TABLE(xmlsequence(extract(xmltype(.....), '/..../..../....')));

Cause

Sign In with your My Oracle Support account

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a
Million Knowledge Articles and hundreds of Community platforms