Public Synonym ST_GEOMETRY For SDE.ST_GEOMETRY Removed After Upgrade To 10.2.0.4 (Doc ID 577529.1)

Last updated on JUNE 27, 2012

Applies to:

Oracle Spatial - Version 10.2.0.4 to 11.1.0.6 [Release 10.2 to 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

In Oracle 10.2.0.4, Oracle introduced a public synonym under the MDSYS user account for Oracle's ST_GEOMETRY implementation. Upgrading the Oracle database to the 10.2.0.4 patchset release removes the any 3rd party public synonym for ST_GEOMETRY.

Customers using ESRI prior to Oracle 10.2.0.4, may have a public synonym created under the SDE user for ESRI's ST_GEOMETRY implementation. The upgrade to 10.2.0.4 removes the public synonym SDE.ST_GEOMETRY. Beginning with Oracle 10.2.0.4, the creation of a public synonym on ST_GEOMETRY is not supported, and fails with:

SQL> create or replace public synonym ST_GEOMETRY for SDE.ST_GEOMETRY;
create or replace public synonym ST_GEOMETRY for SDE.ST_GEOMETRY
*
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-00604: error occurred at recursive SQL level 1
ORA-00995: missing or invalid synonym identifier

Cause

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