Error EXP-94 Generated During Export

(Doc ID 469385.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 21, 2011

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.2.0.3 and later   [Release: 10.2 and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Running export in interactive mode with a parameter file or command line as a user other then the "Oracle" user (software owner on install) fails with the error:

Export: Release 10.2.0.1.0 - Production on Mon Sep 10 16:29:24 2007

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Connected to: Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition Release 10.2.0.1.0 - 64bit
Production
With the Partitioning, OLAP and Data Mining options
EXP-00094: Could not convert to server national character set's handle

Changes

The following environment variables are set correctly before launching the export utility:

1. ORA_NLS
2. ORACLE_HOME
3. ORA_NLS as described in <> ORA_NLS (ORA_NLS32, ORA_NLS33, ORA_NLS10) Environment Variables explained

but the error EXP-94 is still encountered.

Cause

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