Running Gather Optimizer Statistics On Schema Generates Error (Doc ID 854527.1)

Last updated on JUNE 26, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 11.1.0.7 [Release 10.2 to 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Gathering optimizer statistics on a specific schema fails with the following error:

ERROR at line 1:
ORA-01952: system privileges not granted to 'OUTLN'
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_STATS_INTERNAL", line 3163
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_STATS_INTERNAL", line 3411
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_STATS_INTERNAL", line 3666
ORA-01403: no data Found
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_STATS", line 18490
ORA-06512: at line 1


- This is not reproduced in all schemas
- The same error reported from OEM and SQLPlus.


The error differs rom 10g to 11g:

1. Under 10.2.0.4
error: ORA-01952: system privileges not granted to 'OUTLN'

2. Under 11.2.0.1
error: ORA-01741: illegal zero-length identifier

Cause

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