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Wrong Behavior With Select From External Table (Doc ID 452014.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 9.2 to 10.2]
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.


The following statement:

where <external table name> is an external table, apparently works but a log and a bad files are written. The error in the log file is ORA-1401 in or ORA-12899 in

If run in serial mode, the bad file contains a record that is made up of  the beginning of a partial record of row N (where N is not equal to 1).




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