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External Tables Fails With ORA-29401 And KUP-04038: Invalid Position for Sequential File (Doc ID 2364162.1)

Last updated on JULY 21, 2021

Applies to:

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


External tables fails with errors, in 12cR2 databases: 

ORA-29913: error in executing ODCIEXTTABLEFETCH callout 

KUP-04038: internal error: invalid position for sequential file 
KUP-04017: OS message: Error 0 
KUP-04118: operation "pos_seq", location "skudmip:1" 


1. Create script 


 Issue reported after upgrading to 12.2.01


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