How To Resolve The Error ORA-31696 Unable To Export/Import TABLE_DATA Using Client Specified DIRECT_PATH Method Obtained During DataPump Import

(Doc ID 979264.1)

Last updated on JUNE 25, 2013

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 25-Jun-2013***

Goal

This note helps you in resolving ORA-31696 obtained during DataPump import when imported table has a LONG column.

#> impdp userid="'/ as sysdba'" directory=impdpdir dumpfile=1table.dpdmp logfile=1table.impdp.log tables=xbb_uat_bcr_engine_15.pprocinstance table_exists_action=truncate access_method=direct_path trace=480300 metrics=y


Import: Release 10.2.0.4.0 - 64bit Production on Thursday, 03 December, 2009 11:33:36
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Connected to: Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition Release 10.2.0.4.0 - 64bit Production With the Partitioning, Real Application Clusters, OLAP, Data Mining Scoring Engine and Real Application Testing options
Master table "SYS"."SYS_IMPORT_TABLE_01" successfully loaded/unloaded
Starting "SYS"."SYS_IMPORT_TABLE_01": userid='/******** AS SYSDBA' directory=impdpdir dumpfile=1table.dpdmp logfile=1table.impdp.log tables=xbb_uat_bcr_engine_15.pprocinstance table_exists_action=truncate access_method=direct_path trace=480300 metrics=y
Processing object type TABLE_EXPORT/TABLE/TABLE
ORA-39153: Table "XBB_UAT_BCR_ENGINE_15"."PPROCINSTANCE" exists and has been truncated. Data will be loaded but all dependent metadata will be skipped due to table_exists_action of truncate
Completed 1 TABLE objects in 0 seconds
Processing object type TABLE_EXPORT/TABLE/TABLE_DATA
ORA-31696: unable to export/import TABLE_DATA:"XBB_UAT_BCR_ENGINE_15"."PPROCINSTANCE" using client specified DIRECT_PATH method
Processing object type TABLE_EXPORT/TABLE/INDEX/INDEX
Completed 2 INDEX objects in 0 seconds
Processing object type TABLE_EXPORT/TABLE/CONSTRAINT/CONSTRAINT
Completed 1 CONSTRAINT objects in 0 seconds

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