ORA-12008 & ORA-01031 When Trying to do a Fast Refresh on an MView (Doc ID 810117.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 18, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.3 [Release 10.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Symptoms

The following error is raised when trying to perform a fast refresh of a Materialized View (MV):

ERROR at line 1:
ORA-12008: error in materialized view refresh path
ORA-01031: insufficient privileges
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_SNAPSHOT", line 2255
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_SNAPSHOT", line 2461
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_SNAPSHOT", line 2430
ORA-06512: at line 1

The base table for the Materialized View contains XML or object types and is located in a different schema than the MV. If the same MV is created in the schema that owns the base table, then the refresh is working fine.

Cause

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