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  1. #1
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    very funny oracle error

    Hi All,

    I am trying to modify a nullable column to make it NOT NULL and getting this error ORA-01442. When I query the USER_TAB_COLUMNS it shows the NULLABLE column as 'Y' but even then the alter table command is throwing error. When I tried the same thing thru TOAD , I got the same error message. The schema browser of TOAD is showing this column as nullable and even then when I try to make it NOT NULL, it is failing. The error message in both cases is : ORA-01442: column to be modified to NOT NULL is already NOT NULL

    I am not sure about how can this be ever possible. Pls let me know what is happening with my tables? It seems somehow the oracle tables are not getting updated. After I made the same column null and re-ran the alter stmt to modify the column to NOT NULL, it worked fine.

    I have never seen such a funny thing happening with my database. Pls correct me if you can spot the mistake that I have been doing to get this error.

    Regards

    Parijat

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    SQL> SELECT TABLE_NAME , COLUMN_NAME, NULLABLE
    FROM USER_TAB_COLUMNS
    WHERE
    COLUMN_NAME = 'STRATEGY_STATUS_IND' AND
    TABLE_NAME = 'ORG_STRATEGY';

    TABLE_NAME COLUMN_NAME NULLABLE
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    ORG_STRATEGY STRATEGY_STATUS_IND Y

    ----------------------------------------------------------------

    SQL> alter table ORG_STRATEGY modify (STRATEGY_STATUS_IND NOT NULL )

    ORA-01442: column to be modified to NOT NULL is already NOT NULL


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    by any chance did u switch to stand by server and that prior this table was in no logging mode? ( coz i faced such issue )
    funky...

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  3. #3
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    The database is not a standby one. The logging option is set to on for the table.

    Parijat

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