ALTER INDEX REBUILD ONLINE Fails with ORA-01450
(Doc ID 236329.1)
Last updated on SEPTEMBER 29, 2023
Applies to:Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
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fact: Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition 8
fact: Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition 9
fact: Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition 10
symptom: Command ALTER INDEX REBUILD ONLINE fails
symptom: ORA-01450: maximum key length (%s) exceeded
symptom: The total length of all indexed columns is much less than the number specified in ORA-01450 error
symptom: Command ALTER INDEX REBUILD works fine
cause: This is caused by issue <Bug:2525767>. The online rebuild of the index creates a journal table and index. This internal journal IOT table contains more columns in its index. Their total length is greater than number reported in ORA-01450 error message. This is a feature of online rebuild. Maximum key length is calculated with respect to the database block size. It means that current value of the initialization parameter db_block_size is not large enough so that the internal journal IOT can be created without errors.
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