I'm running in to a weird problem with IMPDP and Oracle DB version where I have a table in the destination schema that does indeed exist, but IMPDP thinks it doesn't. See this entry from the import log file:


Processing object type SCHEMA_EXPORT/TABLE/TABLE

Table "MIKETESTCONSOLE_OWNER"."ACCOUNTDEPLOYMENTLINKS" exists. Data will be appended to existing table but all dependent metadata will be skipped due to table_exists_action of append


ORA-31693: Table data object "MIKETESTCONSOLE_OWNER"."ACCOUNTDEPLOYMENTLINKS" failed to load/unload and is being skipped due to error: ORA-00942: table or view does not exist

We are using VPDs such that the _owner user owns all of the objects, so I don't think it's a problem of ownership. And it seems like it figures out that the table exists from the second line there Table "MIKETESTCONSOLE_OWNER"."ACCOUNTDEPLOYMENTLINKS" exists. but then when it proceeds it fails with ORA-00942: table or view does not exist

What might be wrong with my use of IMPDP?

  • i think it may be complaining about accounts table in your query.
    – Raj
    Commented Aug 31, 2017 at 17:39
  • Just previously to running this impdp statement, I ran one to import the accounts table (needed different queries because the schema differs too much), and that works just fine... Do you think I need to preface that query with the destination schema (e.g. select account_id from MIKETESTCONSOLE_OWNER.accounts where...)? Commented Aug 31, 2017 at 19:27
  • only if it is in a different schema, if it is in your own schema (to which you are importing into). OR see if the user running impdp has permissions.
    – Raj
    Commented Aug 31, 2017 at 19:49
  • Turns out impdp doesn't like prefacing tables with the destination schema like that, and it didn't matter anyways because it's in the same schema. I'll have to see what I can dig up about the permissions. Commented Sep 1, 2017 at 2:03
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    So if I connect to sqlplus as this export_user I can run select * from miketestconsole_owner.accounts; and it returns me the data I'm expecting. But I can't run just a select * from accounts;, as that throws the same ORA-00942 error... I'll try prefacing the table with the schema in the QUERY clause again so I can get the error, but impdp didn't seem to like that any better. Any ideas for a workaround? Commented Sep 1, 2017 at 17:20

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It looks like a permission issue. As Raj pointed out make sure that export_user has select privilege for the accounts table. Which it will have if it owns the table. Also make sure that it has select, insert, update and delete for MIKETESTCONSOLE_OWNER.ACCOUNTDEPLOYMENTLINKS and all of the tables in that schema. If tables are added over time, you probably need to add grants.

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