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ORA-06564: object does not exist

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonMay 20, 2016

Question: What do I do to fix the ORA-06564 error when creating an external table?

ORA-06564: object EXT_DIR does not exist

Answer:  The oerr utility shows this for the ORA-06564 error:

ORA-06564: object string does not exist

Cause: The named object could not be found. Either it does not exist or you do not have permission to access it.

Action: Create the object or get permission to access it.

In this case you attempted to create an external table with a directory does not exist.  the solution is to issue the appropriate "create directory" command to create the missing directory.

select * from dba_directories where directory_name='EXT_DIR';

For generic errors, this is usually specified when a table does not exist.

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