ORA-2080 : PL/SQL Fails To Close DBLink After ROLLBACK / COMMIT (Doc ID 394730.1)

Last updated on JULY 05, 2017

Applies to:

PL/SQL - Version to [Release 9.0.1 to 10.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 26-Aug-2013***


The following PLSQL anonymous block which calls a remote function using a database link, fails to close the database link after issuing a rollback / commit and errors with ORA-2080 for the first time while second time it works: 

  v_num NUMBER;
    v_num := f_num@db1(7900);


ERROR at line 1:
ORA-02080: database link is in use
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_SESSION", line 159
ORA-06512: at line 15


The same block in Oracle 8i works successfully every time - the rollback/commit ends the transaction and dbms_session.close_database_link is successful.
In Oracle 9iR1 ( the rollback / commit does not appear to end the transaction and the block fails.


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