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Re: ORACLE bug with SQL LOADER direct load !!!

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 14:38:29 -0400
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There probably is a bug with SQL*Loader and direct load, but after a direct load, indexes usually are in unusable state. That is to be expected and is not a part of the bug description. The situation is widely described in the oracle manuals, which makes it a feature, not a bug (no, I'm not trying to be funny, it comes naturally)
Also, if you can't see the bug text, it doesn't mean that it is not on Metalink, it only means that it is not open to public yet. I bitterly argued about opening bugs to public with the oracle guy on this list, who is the universal culprit and can be blamed for just about anything, including the bad weather, but he is still not convinced that opening the bug database to the general public (with the support contract, of course) is a good idea. His argument was (and I must partially agree with him) that bugs have to reach certain level of "maturity" (be confirmed as such, and replicated in the test environment). Before that state is reached, bugs are visible to the lucky owner of the database and oracle support only.

On 04/21/2004 02:20:20 PM, dba1 mcc wrote:
> We just migrated from ORACLE to on SUN
> Solaris and LINUX. There has one bug happen on ORACLE
> SQLLOADER with "direct=true". The bug number are
> 3555220 and 3531336 9NOT on Metalink yet). If you
> have support contract you can ask ORACLE for document
> ID: 269170.1 (NOT on Metalink yet).
> The problem happen on both Solaris on LINUX when you
> use SQLLODER with "direct=true". The load may finish
> successful or may have following error messages:
> SQL*Loader: Release - Production on Wed Apr
> 21 09:53:04 2004
> Copyright (c) 1982, 2002, Oracle Corporation. All
> rights reserved.
> SQL*Loader-961: Error calling once/load finishing for
> table TAX
> ORA-03113: end-of-file on communication channel
> SQL*Loader-2026: the load was aborted because SQL
> Loader cannot continue.
> SQL*Loader-925: Error while uldlgs: OCIStmtExecute
> (ptc_hp)
> ORA-03114: not connected to ORACLE
> SQL*Loader-925: Error while uldlgs: OCIStmtFetch
> (ptc_hp)
> ORA-24338: statement handle not executed
> If you use sqlplus to select data and you will find
> index corrupt:
> select count(*) from tableXXX;
> *
> ERROR at line 1:
> ORA-01502: index 'XXXXX' or partition of such index is
> in unusable state
> Follow Document ID 269170.1 to fix this problem.
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Mladen Gogala
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