How to resolve ORA-01000 Error Message in Oracle database

Learn the cause and how to get to the bottom of the ORA-01000 error message in Oracle.

Description

When you come across an ORA-01000 error, the following error message will appear:

ORA-01000: maximum open cursors exceeded

Cause

You tried to open too many cursors at once. Each consumer is restrained to the number of cursors open based on the OPEN_CURSORS parameter in the initialization file.

Resolution

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

Option #1

Try to close cursors that you are no longer the use of before opening new cursors.

For example, you should shut a cursor known as c1 with the following command:

CLOSE c1;

Option #2

You may additionally want to shut down Oracle, amplify the OPEN_CURSORS parameter in the initialization file, and restart Oracle.