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Can an oracle username be created with space? (Doc ID 2659488.1)

Last updated on MAY 08, 2020

Applies to:

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

Symptoms

While dropping user from Oracle Database got below error:

SQL> select username,profile,account_status from dba_users where username like '%RO%';

USERNAME PROFILE ACCOUNT_STATUS
------------------------------ ------------------------------ --------------------------------
xxxxx_RO DEFAULT OPEN

SQL> drop user xxxxx_RO;
drop user xxxxx_RO
  *
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-01918: user 'xxxxx_RO' does not exist


SQL> select name, ctime from user$ where name='xxxxx_RO';
no rows selected


So user is present but not able to drop.


Cause

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