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Oracle Error with Informatica - ORA-01114: IO error writing block to file %s (block # %s)

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We have processes that run within Informatica that perform transformations on data using SQL.  An error occurred tonight that is now causing our workflows to fail.  I've pulled this information from the log file:

Severity      Timestamp      Node      Thread      Message Code      Message
ERROR      2/26/2009 10:06:14 PM      node01_odwepp00      LKPDP_7:READER_1_1      RR_4035      SQL Error [
ORA-01114: IO error writing block to file %s (block # %s)

Database driver error...
Function Name : Execute
Oracle Fatal Error].
---END LOG---

I've been doing some research on other boards, including this one, and it seems the ORA-01114 error means one of two things:  not enough temporary space is available to run the query and/or the server is down.

The server is not down as I am able to log in/out, run queries outside of the tool, etc.  Also, within this statement (ORA-01114: IO error writing block to file %s (block # %s)) it should give me a file_id for the tablespace it's using.  Other examples I have seen where this statement looks like this:

ORA-01114: IO error writing block to file 4 (block # 123456)

This statement specifically says 'file 4' but the error message we are getting says 'file %s'  What does that mean exactly and how can I translate that back to the name/id of the tablespace it's trying to use?

The version of Oracle that is being used is 9i.

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