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ORA-1400 During Import of Export Dump Written in Direct Path Mode (Doc ID 826746.1)

Last updated on JULY 25, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.0.6 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 11.1 to 11.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 12.1]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
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Symptoms

You exported a table using the original export utility (exp) in direct path mode. During import, you received the errors:

. . importing table "A_TAB"
IMP-00019: row rejected due to ORACLE error 1400
IMP-00003: ORACLE error 1400 encountered
ORA-01400: cannot insert NULL into ("TEST"."A_TAB"."COL001")
Column : 1
Column :

despite the mentioned column COL001 has a default value.

This can be reproduced with the following test:

Cause

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