How to resolve ORA-01433 Error Message in Oracle database

Learn the motive and how to get to the bottom of the ORA-01433 error message in Oracle.


When you come across an ORA-01433 error, the following error message will appear:

ORA-01433: synonym to be created is already described


You tried to create a synonym whose name is the equal as an current synonym, table, view, or cluster.


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

Option #1

Select a title that has now not already been used by means of a synonym, table, view, or cluster and then rerun your CREATE SYNONYM command with this new name.

You can find the object with the same name as the synonym that you tried to create with the following SQL statement:

FROM all_objects
WHERE object_type in ('SYNONYM','TABLE','VIEW','CLUSTER')
AND object_name = 'NAME';

where NAME is the title of the synonym that you tried to create.