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ORA-31623: A Job is Not Attached to This Session Via the Specified Handle tips

Expert Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonNovember 24, 2015

Question:  I am running a Data Pump import (impdp) and I get the following ORA-31623 error:

ORA-31623: a job is not attached to this session via the specified handle

 How do I fix the ORA-31623 error: a job is not attached to this session via the specified handle?

Answer:  Data Pump import and export job use queues, streams and java objects.

 If we see any job component is invalid (e.g. dbms_java, queue dictionary scripts not run, rdbms/admin/utlrp.sql not run) we may see the ORA-31623  error.

 The ORA-31623 can also happens if you are not current with patches (running catupgrd.sql and/or catpatch.sql ), see MOSC for details.

To troubleshoot the ORA-31623 error, look for entries in dba_registry where "status="invalid" and check dba_objects for object that are granted owned by SYS that are invalid.

 If you want to download a pre-tested script check for invalid objects, see the BC Oracle script download.

The oerr utility provide the solution for the ORA-31623 error, to use a valid handle name:

 ORA-31623: A job is not attached to this session via the specified handle

Cause: An attempt to reference a job using a handle which is invalid or no longer valid for the current session.

Action: Select a handle corresponding to a valid active job or start a new job.

Also see MOSC note  308388.1 for details on diagnosing and tracing the ORA-31623 error.

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