ORA-01031: insufficient privileges

ORA-01031: insufficient privileges is probably my least favorite error, because more often than not, it’s an indication of a people problem, and people problems are oftentimes more difficult to fix than technical problems. Having said that, sometimes people issues can… Read More

ORA-65049: Creation of local user or role is not allowed in this container

If you’re getting an ORA-65049 error, you’re probably trying to create a local database user (a local database user is a user without a c## prefix) in the CDB$ROOT container for a multi-tenant database. A few solutions exist: If you’re… Read More

Handy trick to avoid ORA-54013: INSERT operation disallowed on virtual columns

In some regards, virtual columns are great: Virtual columns don’t take up physical disk space, which allow for skinnier tables. However, an annoyance with virtual columns is Oracle will give you an ORA-54013 error if you try to insert a… Read More