How to resolve ORA-01074 Error Message in Oracle database

Learn the cause and how to resolve the ORA-01074 error message in Oracle.

Description

When you come upon an ORA-01074 error, the following error message will appear:

ORA-01074: can’t shut down Oracle; inside a logon session – log off first

Cause

You tried to shutdown Oracle from internal a logon session.

Resolution

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

Option #1

Log off Oracle, then try shutting down Oracle.