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Connor McDonald

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Asked: June 28, 2016 - 9:10 am UTC

Answered by: Connor McDonald - Last updated: June 29, 2016 - 3:39 am UTC

Category: Database - Version: 11g

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Hi there,

We have recently migrated our database from Oracle 9i to Oracle 11g. Now,One of our procedure is having query to create external table of oracle loader type. It also include NOLOGGING NOCACHE. This procedure was working properly in Oracle 9i but after upgrading 11g. It is giving following error

ORA-30657: operation not supported on external organized table

after analysis we found that if we comment NOLOGGING and NOCACHE , procedure is working properly.

So my question is, Do Oracle 11g support NOLOGGING and NOCACHE while creating external table or we have to remove those two?

and we said...

That is correct. It was an oversight in earlier releases (ie, you could specify it but it was ignored). We've corrected that

More details in MOS note 380505.1

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