Primary Key Index Corruption Generates ORA-01555 With Small Query Duration or with Query Duration as 0 Seconds (Doc ID 977902.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 19, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 27-Sep-2013***
***Checked for relevance on 3-Jul-2015***

Symptoms

 When running a select statement an incorrect ORA-01555 with query_duration=0 is reported as a side effect of an PK index corruption under the following conditions:

* The error is always reproducible when running the select statement

* The database restart doesn't fix the error.

* The "analyze validate structure cascade" command returns the same error:

Cause

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