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ALTER USER command not working

Hi Brian, when I used the following command:
ALTER USER scott QUOTA 0 ON system;
to restrict a user not to use a table, I got the message "system altered" but the user can still create the table. Can you explain the reason for this?

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The user has probably been granted the UNLIMITED TABLESPACE system privilege which overrides the quota setting. Revoke this from the user as follows:
REVOKE unlimited tablespace FROM scott;
The user should no longer be able to create tables in that tablespace.

This was first published in June 2007

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