The following is the ORA-23502 error message, you can learn the cause and solution of the Oracle database error.

ORA-23502 valid directory for offline instantiation is not specified

Cause: An attempt was made to offline instantiate to a directory which is not specified or null.

Solution: There are two ways to specify the directory:

  • As a parameter OFFLINE_DIRPATH to the API
  • As an initialization parameter named UTL_FILE_DIR

Make sure you have specified an appropriate directory in which the offline file can be created.


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