Resolve ORA-00905 Error Message in Oracle

Learn the cause and how to unravel the ORA-00905 error message in Oracle.


When you stumble upon an ORA-00905 error, the following error message will appear:

ORA-00905: missing keyword


You tried to execute a statement, however you missed a required keyword.


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

Option #1

Try fixing the statement and re-executing.

If you need to check out the desirable syntax for your SQL statement, you can view the following pages:

SELECT Statement INSERT Statement UPDATE Statement DELETE Statement

Some other useful pages are:

IN Condition UNION Query UNION ALL Query Subqueries Joins

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