ORA-00906: missing left parenthesis

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Oracle/PLSQL: ORA-00906

Learn the cause and how to resolve the ORA-00906 error message in Oracle.


When you encounter an ORA-00906 error, the following error message will appear:

  • ORA-00906: missing left parenthesis


You tried to execute a statement, but you missed entering a required left parenthesis.


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

Option #1

Statements such as CREATE TABLE, INSERT Statements, Subqueries, and IN condition require items to be enclosed in parentheses. Try fixing the statement and re-executing.

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