ORA-28086: The data redaction policy expression has an error

ERROR at line 1:
ORA-28086: The data redaction policy expression has an error.
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_REDACT_INT", line 3
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_REDACT", line 42
ORA-06512: at line 1

When we try to run same as sys user it is working perfectly fine, but as a normal user it is failing with below errors.

No Privileges issue because AVO user had DBA Privilege ..

Versions confirmed as being affected12.1.0.2 (Server Patch Set)
Fixed:The fix for 20693579 is first included in12.2.0.1 (Base Release)
Cause :
Bug 20693579 - DBMS_REDACT.ADD_POLICY fails with ORA-28086 when CURSOR_SHARING is force (Doc ID 20693579.8)To Bottom
Bug 20693579  DBMS_REDACT.ADD_POLICY fails with ORA-28086 when CURSOR_SHARING is force  This note gives a brief overview of bug 20693579.
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Affects:Product (Component)Oracle Server (Rdbms)Range of versions believed to be affectedVersions >= 12.1 but BEL…

12c EM Manage Current Backups Returns Error for Container Database

We have multiple Databases running on same server and using EM Console to monitor backups information .. We are getting Error "Register Database in Recovery Catalog" which is already registered in catalog .
We got this error only for Container Database .

in EM console, navigate to Targets -> Databases -> Availability -> Backup and Recovery -> Manage Current Backups  and you get the following error on the screen:
Only databases with a version of 10.1 or above, or databases that use a recovery catalog of schema version 10.1 or above are supported. You can click the following link to register the database in a recovery catalog.
Register Database In Recovery Catalog CAUSE Known bugs in EM DB Plugin Bug 21825439
Bug 19346373
Bug 19152759

SOLUTION  Upgrade the DB Plugin from to and apply the latest EM DB Plugin Bundle Patch on top of

Database Patch Set Release Roadmap

Database Patch Set Release Roadmap:

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refer Release Schedule of Current Database Releases (Doc ID 742060.1) for more details. Release Date 15-Mar-2017

reference: Release Schedule of Current Database Releases (Doc ID 742060.1)

On-Premise Server Releases (includes client) On-Premise Server release date for Linux x86-64 is 15-Mar-2017.

Jan 2017 PSU Patches not available for Database Version

Jan 2017 PSU Patches not available for Database Version

MOS Note: 854428.1
Oracle Recommended Patches -- Oracle Database (Doc ID 756671.1)

Quick Reference to Patch Numbers for Database/GI PSU, SPU(CPU), Bundle Patches and Patchsets (Doc ID 1454618.1)

As there are no Security Fixes for Oracle Database this quarter there are no SPUs or PSU released.

PDBs Can have different character sets in 12cR2 to ease consolidation

When the character set of the root is AL32UTF8, PDBs that are plugged into the CDB or cloned can have a different character set than the root. PDBs that are created from the CDB seed inherit the AL32UTF8 from it, but you can migrate the PDB to a different character set.

Table Recovery in 12c Enterprise Edition

  UNTIL SCN 3785709

Starting recover at 30-DEC-16
using target database control file instead of recovery catalog
allocated channel: ORA_DISK_1
channel ORA_DISK_1: SID=130 device type=DISK
RMAN-05026: WARNING: presuming following set of tablespaces applies to specified Point-in-Time

List of tablespaces expected to have UNDO segments
Tablespace SYSTEM
Tablespace UNDOTBS1

Creating automatic instance, with SID='flAE'

initialization parameters used for automatic instance:
#No auxiliary parameter file used

starting up automatic instance TEST

Oracle instance started

Total System Global Area    2684354560 bytes

Fixed Size                     2928008 bytes