Category Archives: PL/SQL

ORA-29283: invalid file operation using UTL_FILE.FREMOVE

I’ve been breaking my head over a problem I had with the UTL_FILE.FREMOVE command trying to remove a file created by another (not oracle) process. On *nix command line, logged in as user oracle (same as database) I’m able to remove the file using the “rm” command, but when using UTL_FILE.FREMOVE it comes back with ORA-29283. Sample of directory and… Read more »

Creating database links for another schema

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There are situations (like after cloning databases) where you, as a DBA, want to create database links in other schema’s, for which you don’t have the password. Unfortunately the security of Oracle doesn’t allow (even SYS) you to drop/create database links for other schema’s. One solution for this is to get the password hash value, temporarily change the password for… Read more »