ORA-01000: maximum open cursors exceeded

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Article ID: 6615

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Products

CA Test Data Manager (Data Finder / Grid Tools)

Issue/Introduction

While generating scripts with Subset, I am receiving the following error message- ORA-01000: maximum open cursors exceeded. 

Cause

The ORA-01000: maximum open cursors exceeded error will occur when an Oracle database runs out of open cursors.  A cursor is a pointer to a private SQL area that stores information about the processing of a SELECT or data manipulation language (DML) statement (INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, or MERGE). Cursor management of DML statements is handled by the Oracle Database.

Environment

CA Test Data Manager (TDM)- Subset

Resolution

To resolve this issue you will need to increase the number of open cursors available on your Oracle database.  Please discuss this with your DBA and they will be able to do this for you. The below Oracle knowledge documents will guide you through the process of increasing your cursors. 

Additional Information

If you face any issues or have any questions about the steps, please open a support case by going to https://support.ca.com/us.html