I got “ORA-29913: Error in Executing ODCIEXTTABLEOPEN Callout” error in Oracle.
ORA-29913: Error in Executing ODCIEXTTABLEOPEN Callout
Details of error are as follows.
ORA-29913: error in executing string callout Cause: The execution of the specified callout caused an error. Action: Examine the error messages take appropriate action.
Error in Executing ODCIEXTTABLEOPEN Callout
This ORA-29913 errors are related with the Privileges at the OS level.
To solve this error, Change permissions on the directory to allow the Oracle user to read and write from it.
Let’s go to see on the following example.
create directory meta_data as '/home/oracle/customer/meta_data'; grant read, write on directory meta_data to cartl01;
The foo.dat file was placed in the meta_data directory at the OS level
In this case the file only contained a single line with number ‘100’.
Create the next external table:
CREATE TABLE FOO ( NUM NUMBER(10) ) ORGANIZATION EXTERNAL ( TYPE ORACLE_LOADER DEFAULT DIRECTORY META_DATA ACCESS PARAMETERS ( records delimited by newline NOLOGFILE ) LOCATION ('foo.dat') ) REJECT LIMIT 0 NOPARALLEL NOMONITORING;
Select from the external table encounters the error:
SQL> show user USER is "CARTL01" SQL> select * from foo; select * from foo * ERROR at line 1: ORA-29913: error in executing ODCIEXTTABLEOPEN callout ORA-29400: data cartridge error KUP-04040: file foo.dat in META_DATA not found ORA-06512: at "SYS.ORACLE_LOADER", line 19
Privileges at the OS level show that the meta_data directory had only rwx privileges for one user:
> ls -ltr meta_data drwx------ 2 user1 xyz 4096 Sep 13 17:00 meta_data
Even though the file permissions were set to 777, the Oracle user could not access the file because permissions at the directory level would not allow it.
> ls -ltr meta_data -rwxrwxrwx 1 user1 xyz 4 Sep 13 17:28 foo.dat
To solve this error, Change permissions on the directory to allow the Oracle user to read and write from it:
> ls -ltr meta_data drwxrwxrwx 2 user1 xyz 4096 Sep 13 17:38 meta_data
Selecting from the external table no longer encounters an error:
SQL> select * from foo; NUM ---------- 100
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