RE: Truncate table 00054

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Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2011 10:21:24 -0400
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P.S. This is Oracle 11gR2

Joel Patterson
Database Administrator
904 727-2546

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Subject: Truncate table 00054

Air pocket. Does anyone have any insight to this issue. I feel I am overlooking a fundamental - or its to early in the morning.

As the owner of the table, a colleague was unable to truncate a table. (He committed his session first), receiving a Resource Busy, ORA-00054.

I was able to delete table and commit easily from another session (as non owner).

There are no foreign keys, it is neither a parent nor child. No unique or primary constraints, and no indexes. (Some check constraints (not null only)).

This lock query returned no rows.
SELECT sid, DECODE( block, 0, 'NO', 'YES' ) BLOCKER,

       DECODE( request, 0, 'NO', 'YES' ) WAITER   FROM v$lock
WHERE request > 0 OR block > 0

The delete worked before more investigation could be done. (Trying to force revealing a blocker) - production db.

My search criteria for metalink and google is not returning what I need yet. (of course I rarely search metalink well). Searching with oracle-l or ask tom came close but no cigar.

Best Regards,

Joel Patterson
Database Administrator
904 727-2546

Received on Thu Apr 28 2011 - 09:21:24 CDT

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