How to resolve ORA-01113 Error Message in Oracle database

Learn the motive and how to unravel the ORA-01113 error message in Oracle.

Description

When you come across an ORA-01113 error, the following error message will appear:

ORA-01113: file name needs media recovery

Cause

You tried to open a datafile, however the file wishes media recovery.

Resolution

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

Option #1

Apply media healing to the datafile and then strive to re-open it.