Ghost In The Machine: Why do I have Orphan Records?

(Doc ID 2396335.1)

Last updated on MAY 15, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Item Master - Version 10.7 to 12.2.6 [Release 10.7 to 12.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

The existence of Orphan records if often noticed until certain functionality is called by an end user, in which typically one of many different error messages result. Sometimes the error message will specify that the processing problem stems from orphan records; however, in other cases, this is only discerned through diagnostics, data collection, research and analysis.

Cause

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