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I am using oracle 10g. I am trying to import a DMP file and at the load message it shows scott.SYS_IMPORT_SCHEMA_01 is loaded. But I am not able to find that table in SQLDeveloper or query in it SQLPlus. When I query a select statement from that table it says "Table or view doesn not exist". Please help with any ideas or thoughts.
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by:schwertner
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Scott in most cases is a test Oracle schema.

So the correct way to access the tables of 'scott' will be:

SQL>connect scott/tiger@alias
SQL> SELECT * FROM user_tables;

Now you will see all tables of the scott schema.

If I mistaken your question, then see the Import log. It will display you which tables are imported and if there are errors.
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by:thomaszhwang
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That is how I was initially connected. And I can see only sample tables.
Please help.

SQL>scott/tiger@alias
SQL> select table_name from user_tables;

TABLE_NAME
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DEPT
EMP
BONUS
SALGRADE
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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>>scott.SYS_IMPORT_SCHEMA_01 is loaded.

Did it not say: Job scott.SYS_IMPORT_SCHEMA_01 completed?

I believe that SYS_IMPORT_SCHEMA_01 is the datapump job name.
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by:thomaszhwang
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Yes. This is the line,

Job "SCOTT"."SYS_IMPORT_SCHEMA_01" completed with 1359 error(s) at 11:04:02.

Even with errors previously I saw the table SYS_IMPORT_SCHEMA_01 creating under my connection. Every time I run it I see the table, I drop the table and run it again. Now after a while it had stopped creating in the fist place. This happens with the SYS user as well. Please help.
Thanks.
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) earned 500 total points
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The word "Job" is the important word here.

SYS_IMPORT_SCHEMA_01 is not a table.  It is a database job created by datapump.  It is cleaned up when finished.
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by:thomaszhwang
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But what about the previous times when I actually saw those tables?

Say if it is cleanup but technically where should I find the table after import succeeds?

Thanks.
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by:David
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Just for fun, let's alter the first advice 37729895, and ensure the import worked for schemas other than SCOTT.  Try:

SELECT owner, table_name FROM sys.all_tables
ORDER BY 1,2
/
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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>>technically where should I find the table after import succeeds?

I'm not up on all aspects of datapump but it might create some working tables while it is running.  I do know it creates a database job.

The SCOTT schema out of the box does not come with a table called SYS_IMPORT_SCHEMA_01.  If you didn't create it, I would not expect it to be there after the import completes.


Check the docs:
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/B25329_01/doc/admin.102/b25107/impexp.htm

Nowhere in the list does it say it is importing a talbe called SYS_IMPORT_SCHEMA_01.
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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I did find a reference to in on Oracle's Support site:
Datapump Import Results in ORA-39001: invalid argument value ORA-01775: looping chain of synonyms [ID 459151.1]

There is a temporary 'master' table created during impdp.  It is cleaned up automatically when the job completes.
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by:thomaszhwang
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Yes maybe it was a temporary table which cleared out after the job. I tried the import one more time but now I didn't see any temporary table creating on that name.

Anyways if the import succeeds I should find the table under by connection with
scott/tiger-->tables right?
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by:David
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Just the four sample tables OWNED by SCOTT, not any others.  See my above query.
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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>>scott/tiger-->tables right?

For SCOTT's objects yes.  An import might have objects from other schemas.  It all depends on how it was exported.
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by:thomaszhwang
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Hmm thanks. I will get back if I have more questions.
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by:schwertner
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you have to post how you invoke the import.
The user you use for connection, what kind of import is it (schema, table)
Without these details is  a hard task to guess what has happened.
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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>>Without these details is  a hard task to guess what has happened.

I believe everything has been resolved.

In the original question : "at the load message it shows scott.SYS_IMPORT_SCHEMA_01"

That is the job completed message.  This was suggested in htttp:#a37729993 and confirmed in http:#a37730019

Then there was a secondary question about an actual table seen while impdp was running but not after.  This was resolved in http:#a37730104
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by:thomaszhwang
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Okay here is another issue I am facing. I am trying to import a DMP file into a NEW database which as no grants,users etc that are present in the export file. All I need is data and I don't care about users,grants,sequences etc.

Below is a simple import statement which I used,

IMPDP scott/********@alias directory=TEST_DIR dumpfile=godirectBackup.dmp content=all schemas=GODIRECT logfile=imp3.log ( refer to imp-5193errors log)

But after looking at the errors, I tried to exclude certain things from the import and then the errors reduced.

IMPDP scott/********@alias dumpfile=godirectBackup.dmp table_exists_action=replace schemas=godirect directory=TEST_DIR exclude=grant,user,sequence,view,role_grant,default_role,tablespace_quota logfile=mylog.log ( refer imp-1358errors log)

Even when I don’t add “exclude=tablespace” in the import statement it has the same errors as 1358 file. Now I think all the errors are pointing to godirect tablespace and the other errors are dependent on it.

Should I create a tablespace manually? Or please help me proceed. Thanks.
imp-1358errors.log
imp-5193errors.log
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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>>Okay here is another issue I am facing.

This is a new question and should be asked as one.
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