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Oracle Text Index Creation Fails With ORA-00942 from SYS. _BASE_USER, SYS.OBJ$, SYS.COL$ & SYS.COLTYPE$ (Doc ID 2983979.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 26, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Text - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Creating a Oracle Text index under the schema owner of the involved table, fails with:

ERROR at line 1:
ORA-29855: error occurred in the execution of ODCIINDEXCREATE routine
ORA-20000: Oracle Text error:
DRG-50857: oracle error in dricon.get_data_type
ORA-00942: table or view does not exist
ORA-06512: at "CTXSYS.DRUE", line 186

Doing the same under SYS works.
But, when trying to insert data to the underlying table, from the schema owner, we end up with the following errors upon executing the INSERT operation:

ERROR at line 1:
ORA-29875: failed in the execution of the ODCIINDEXINSERT routine
ORA-20000: Oracle Text error:
DRG-10607: index meta data is not ready yet for queuing DML
DRG-50850: ORA-30576: ConText Option dictionary loading error
DRG-50857: oracle error in drdmlpo
ORA-06502: PL/SQL: numeric or value error: character to number conversion error
ORA-06512: at "CTXSYS.DRIXMD", line 393
ORA-00942: table or view does not exist
ORA-06512: at "CTXSYS.DRIXMD", line 358
ORA-06512: at "CTXSYS.DRVXMD", line 36
ORA-06512: at li


 This was not determined, but it most likely due to a erroneous patching activity, which corrupted the Data Dictionary.


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