How to fix ORA-04031 Error

As the error states, the system tried to allocate so much shared memory and there was none to allocate. This usually happens when you’re running a rather large package and your shared pool isn’t sized to handle it.

I would do one of two things to fix this ORA-04031 issue: I would either simply add more RAM to the shared pool, or pin the large package.

However, I feel as though pinning isn’t as needed as it was once upon a time and rarely use it. I would instead ask myself if the package really needs all those features or can it be trimmed down or broken up.

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