Exporting a schema which contains a dot in the name with EXPDP fails with ORA-39001, ORA-39170 (Doc ID 388763.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 17, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 11.2 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This problem can occur on any platform.

Symptoms

While exporting a schema with the datapump export utility the following errors occur :

 $ expdp schemas=L.LASTRUCCI directory=dp_dir dumpfile=ll.dmp

Export: Release 11.2.0.4.0 - Production on Wed Aug 17 04:59:44 2016

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Username: / as sysdba

Connected to: Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 11.2.0.4.0 - 64bit Production
With the Partitioning, Data Mining and Real Application Testing options
ORA-39001: invalid argument value
ORA-39170: Schema expression 'L' does not correspond to any schemas.

Cause

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