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Import Fails With Error ORA-1861 During Alter Table Modify (Doc ID 361122.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 14, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 9.2.0.6.0
This problem can occur on any platform.

Symptoms

Following error is received during import:

" ALTER TABLE "MYTABLE"  MODIFY  ("SOMECOLUMN" DEFAULT ( '2000-01-01 00:00' ) )"
IMP-00003: ORACLE error 1861 encountered
ORA-01861: literal does not match format string

Cause

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