Blocked ALTER TABLE ROW ARCHIVAL Causes Other Sessions To Fail With ORA-00904
(Doc ID 2443616.1)
Last updated on FEBRUARY 20, 2019
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 184.108.40.206 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
When there is an uncommitted DML transaction on a table, ALTER TABLE ROW ARCHIVAL is block waiting for it and new DML transactions from other sessions will fail with ORA-904: invalid identifier.
The expected behavior is ALTER TABLE ROW ARCHIVAL should error out with "ORA-00054: resource busy and acquire with NOWAIT specified" causing no impact to subsequent DMLs.
Enabling row archival on table
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