reproduct ORA-01002

create table

create table test as select object_id,object_name from dba_objects where rownum <= 100;

execute script

   cursor v_cursor is select * from test for update;
   for v in v_cursor
	update test set object_id = 0 where current of v_cursor;
   end loop;

ERROR at line 1:
ORA-01002: fetch out of sequence
ORA-06512: at line 4

ORA-01002: fetch out of sequence

Cause: This error means that a fetch has been attempted from a cursor which is no longer valid. Note that a PL/SQL cursor loop implicitly does fetches, and thus may also cause this error. There are a number of possible causes for this error, including:

  • Fetching from a cursor after the last row has been retrieved and the ORA-1403 error returned.
  • If the cursor has been opened with the FOR UPDATE clause, fetching after a COMMIT has been issued will return the error.
  • Rebinding any placeholders in the SQL statement, then issuing a fetch before reexecuting the statement.


  • Do not issue a fetch statement after the last row has been retrieved - there are no more rows to fetch.
  • Do not issue a COMMIT inside a fetch loop for a cursor that has been opened FOR UPDATE.
  • Reexecute the statement after rebinding, then attempt to fetch again.


  • Oracle Database Error Message

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29 August 2013