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ORA-1861 During Import or Table Creation (Doc ID 431382.1)

Last updated on APRIL 03, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.2 to 11.1]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
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You cannot create table with default value for columns of type DATE. Also when importing a dump file, the following errors are encountered:

IMP-00017: following statement failed with ORACLE error 1861:
" ALTER TABLE "tab1" MODIFY ("my_date" DEFAULT '1999/12/31 00:00:00')"
IMP-00003: ORACLE error 1861 encountered
ORA-01861: literal does not match format string
Import terminated successfully with warnings.




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