Oracle Merge statement

HI,

I have an oracle merge statement.

All components are correct individually, yet it fails on the insert with the following error:

SQL Error: ORA-00604: error occurred at recursive SQL level 1
ORA-00905: missing keyword
00604. 00000 -  "error occurred at recursive SQL level %s"
*Cause:    An error occurred while processing a recursive SQL statement
           (a statement applying to internal dictionary tables).
*Action:   If the situation described in the next error on the stack
           can be corrected, do so; otherwise contact Oracle Support.

It has worked in the past.

My select works.
The update works
the Delete works but not the insert.

It is being run from a package.

The syntax simplified massively is following standard merge structure.

Other items and packages designed the same way work:

merge into mytable
        using
        (
        my select
       
        )on (    joins
           )
        when matched then
          --script
         
          delete
          where      Del       = 'Delete'
        when not matched then
          insert (--columns )
          values (--cols);
wilflifeAsked:
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wilflifeAuthor Commented:
We had a problem with our sequence rebuilt the table and it worked.
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
you DO have an error in the syntax ...
please more the non-simplified version (you may want to obfuscate the table/column names and data, but otherwise keep the sql as you use it.

my guess is that you are using bad aliases somewhere.
also, if it has worked "in the past", there must have something changed...
any upgrades?
how do you run the sql?
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gplanaCommented:
As you way UPDATE and INSERT statements wroks independly, I suspect here is the issue, because INSERT and UPDATE clauses of MERGE statement has not exactly the same syntax as these MERGE clauses.

Please look here:
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/B28359_01/server.111/b28286/statements_9016.htm

Particularly on merge_update_clause and merge_inser_clause syntax parts.

Hope it helps. Regards.
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
Please post the statement.  It will be impossible to assist with a syntax error without seeing the code causing it.
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awking00Commented:
In addition to the complete merge statement, perhaps some sample data that is generating the error plus anticipated output would be most helpful.
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Devinder Singh VirdiLead Oracle DBA TeamCommented:
Just throwing idea. Check if you have this situation:-

CREATE TABLE temp_dev_1(a number, b number, "TABLE" NUMBER);
SELECT "A", "B", "TABLE" FROM temp_dev_1; -- Will Work

SELECT A, B, TABLE FROM temp_dev_1; -- Will Not Work
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wilflifeAuthor Commented:
It was the solution.
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