How to resolve ORA-00985 Error Message in Oracle database

Learn the cause and how to get to the bottom of the ORA-00985 error message in Oracle.

Description

When you come upon an ORA-00985 error, the following error message will appear:

ORA-00985: invalid program name

Cause

You tried to execute an operation that in all likelihood contained a syntax error.

Resolution

The option(s) to resolve this Oracle error are:

Option #1

You need to right the syntax error and re-execute the operation.