Export Fails with EXP-00024

While you’re trying to export schemas with original export (exp) utility, if export fails with “EXP-00024: Export views not installed, please notify your DBA” message, problem is probably about forgetting to update the catalog metadata which is used by export tool:

You can run the following script to create export catalogs but it’s not enough:

After running catexp, if you try to export again, you’ll get the following error:

So you shutdown the database, open in migrate mode (or upgrade mode if your DB is 10g+) and patch the catalog:

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  1. V R Murthy Korimilli


    Thanks for the above useful post.

    Just to be more clear on the last point, for Oracle 10g we use catupgrd.sql. catpatch.sql applies only to Oracle 9i.


    V R Murthy Korimilli

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