I am seeing a weird behaviour in my Oracle DB schema around a 'missing' table.

The end goal is to gather statistics for all the tables that our team uses. All those tables have a common prefix - rca.

So, I am fetching the list of tables using:

where OBJECT_NAME like 'rca%' 

This query returns a table called rca_related_materials.

We're using a function developed by some other team that does the gather stats job for us. We just pass the owner_name and the table_name to that function.

Calling that function for this table name or running

analyze table rca_related_materials compute statistics for table;

or even,

select * 
from rca_related_materials;

returns the below Error report

SQL Error: ORA-00942: table or view does not exist
00942. 00000 -  "table or view does not exist"

How can I get this entry removed from the ALL_OBJECTS table?

PS: I see the same entry coming up in USER_TABLES and DBA_TABLES also.

  • Unrelated, but: you should not use analyze table any longer. That has been replaced by the package dbms_stats ages ago.
    – user1822
    Jul 10, 2019 at 7:37
  • @a_horse_with_no_name: We're actually using an internal function that does the job for us. We just pass the owner_name and the table_name to that function. Will update the question with this info. Jul 10, 2019 at 7:40
  • As I said: that's unrelated to your current problem, so it doesn't really matter
    – user1822
    Jul 10, 2019 at 7:44

1 Answer 1


Database objects with lowercase names need to have their name enclosed in double quotes when referenced

Also, you left out the schema name.


select * 
from SCHEMA_NAME."rca_related_materials";

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