ORA-959 Tablespace '_$deleted$0$0' Does Not Exist Error Executing Some Code

(Doc ID 604648.1)

Last updated on JULY 21, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 21-Jul-2017***


An ORA-959 error can occur executing dbms_stats.gather_table_stats.

SQL> begin
2 dbms_stats.gather_table_stats(ownname => 'SOMEUSER',tabname =>
3 'SOME_TABLE', cascade => TRUE, estimate_percent => DBMS_STATS.AUTO_SAMPLE_SIZE
5 ,DEGREE => 4);
6 end;
7 /

ERROR at line 1:
ORA-12801: error signaled in parallel query server P001
ORA-00959: tablespace '_$deleted$5$0' does not exist
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_STATS", line 13437
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_STATS", line 13457
ORA-06512: at line 2

The error can also occur just trying to rebuild an index.

alter index someuser.some_index  rebuild tablespace index_tablespace;
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-00959: tablespace '_$deleted$5$0' does not exist


Changes were made to the TEMP tablespace setup.

1. Created a temporary tablespace called TEMP1.
2. Set this tablespace to become the default temporary tablespace.
3. Dropped the existing permanent TEMP tablespace.
4. Renamed the default temporary tablespace TEMP1 to TEMP.


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