I need to transfer schemas from a Oracle Database to a Oracle 11.2 XE Database. Accodring to

Oracle Docs:

On a Data Pump export, if you specify a database version that is older than the current database version, then a dump file set is created that you can import into that older version of the database. For example, if you are running Oracle Database 12c Release 1 ( and specify VERSION=11.2 on an export, then the dump file set that is created can be imported into an Oracle 11.2 database


I used the following expdp command:

expdp system/XXXX directory=name dumpfile=dump_24.8.2018.dp consistent=y version=11.2 logfile=dump_24.8.2018.log schemas=name1,name2

The impdp failes with errors that the dump has version 12. Any ideas whats wrong?

  • could you please post the exact error message?
    – atokpas
    Aug 25 '18 at 6:57
  • Is requested from the customer. Request is pending. I will post it as soon as I have it.
    – r0tt
    Aug 25 '18 at 6:59

Be sure to use the version 12 impdp to import into the Oracle 11.2 XE Database.

  • According to Oracle docs we only have to use Version=12 for database link impdp, right?
    – r0tt
    Aug 27 '18 at 6:28
  • I don't understand your question, and I have to admit that I found Oracle docs in this regard rather confusing. Aug 27 '18 at 7:03

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