A customer of mine ran into a problem with datapump exp and Spatial data. They wanted to export data with a sub query to control the area that they wanted to export. So they created a parfile and started the export. It ran into a problem. The export produced error ORA-29900 and complains about the subquery that was entered (an SDO_RELATE call to only export the objects of an certain area). After searching for some time on the internet and metalink we found bug 5029151. So the problem had been encountered by another user and they opened a bug, but the bug had been closed with status 92 (not a bug). If Oracle Support had closed this bug with a different status like ‘Could not reproduce’ or ‘Not enough information available’, I would understand the reason for closing the bug.
Now it leaves me with the feeling that the spreadsheet game is being played and that certain bugs get closed and not fixed, and that Oracle support doesn’t really care about it. So we will open an tar and let Oracle Support know that we want it fixed. I already know what is going to happen. Stalling and more data is needed etc. before they can open the bug.
Will keep you updated on how this goes 🙂