How to resolve ORA-01775 Error Message in Oracle database

Learn the motive and how to unravel the ORA-01775 error message in Oracle.

Description

When you come upon an ORA-01775 error, the following error message will appear:

ORA-01775: looping chain of synonyms

Cause

You created a collection of synonyms that resulted in a circular reference.

Resolution

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

Option #1

Correct the synonyms so that the circular reference is removed.

A circular reference can occur as follows:

CREATE SYNONYM syn1 for syn2;
CREATE SYNONYM syn2 for syn3;
CREATE SYNONYM syn3 for syn1;