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Solution: 'ORA-8103: Object no longer exists' When Insert Into External Table after Truncate With Storage Performed (Doc ID 422083.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 31, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
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The following error can occur on an insert with SQL Loader into an external organized table after a truncate with storage option has been performed

ORA-08103: object no longer exists

SQL> insert
/*+ PARALLEL(a, 8)*/
into <table1> a
select /*+ full(b) parallel(b,8)*/
* from <table2> b
where rownum<10000 ;
ERROR at line 3:
ORA-08103: object no longer exists



The table was truncated with storage option before the insert .


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