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ORA-20000 Sampling on External Table is not Supported when Gathering Statistics for External Table (Doc ID 738199.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 16, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 to 10.2.0.4 [Release 10.1 to 10.2]
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This problem can occur on any platform.

Symptoms

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When analyzing external table using dbms_stats.gather_table_stats(ownname=>user,tabname=>'EMP_EXT')
the following error occurs:
ORA-20000: Unable to analyze TABLE "<User>"."EMP_EXT", sampling on external table is not supported

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Cause

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