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ORA-03297 Resizing Empty Datafile (Doc ID 415474.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 19, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.8 to 12.2.0.1 [Release 9.2 to 12.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 19 Jul 2012
**Checked For Relevance 26-Aug-2014**
**Checked For Relevance 26-Jan-2016**
**Checked For Relevance 27-Jan-2017**

Symptoms

When attempting to resize datafiles that are empty, the following error occurs:

ORA-03297 file contains <num> blocks of data beyond requested RESIZE value

or in later versions

ORA-3297 file contains used data beyond requested RESIZE value

Cause

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