DataPump - EXCLUDE AUD$ does not work in 12c

(Doc ID 2383356.1)

Last updated on APRIL 13, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

A FULL=Y export using EXPDP has been completed and trying to use the EXCLUDE parameter to exclude the SYS.AUD$ objects during import using IMPDP.

However, the Audit objects are still being imported. Here is the command being used and similar attempts to EXCLUDE using AUD$ do not work either.

What is the proper way to exclude the AUD$ table from the import?

Changes

Database is version 12.1 or newer.

Cause

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