Datapump Import Fails With ORA-31655 and ORA-39039 (Doc ID 473721.1)

Last updated on APRIL 15, 2013

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 15-Apr-2013***

Symptoms

Datapump Import generates the following error messages:

ORA-31655: no data or metadata objects selected for job
ORA-39039: Schema expression " IN ('<schema name>')" contains no valid schemas

Originally the Export was performed on Table Mode as follows:

DUMPFILE=
EXCLUDE=
CONTENT=
LOGFILE=
TABLES=            ====> notice that export is on Table mode.

While Import is performed on Schema Mode as follows:

DUMPFILE=
TABLE_EXISTS_ACTION=
CONTENT=
LOGFILE=
SCHEMAS=          ====> notice that we are trying to import on Schema level. 

Cause

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