Hi, We have a situation where we would need to insert into a remote table from a read only database via a database link. My initial testing suggests that this is not possible as any distributed transaction is marked as read-write and even a select using the db link from the read only database fails with ORA-16000. The workaround is to explicitly set the transaction as read only. With the transaction set to read-only the select works but we cannot run the insert as it fails with ORA-01456: may not perform insert/delete/update operation inside a READ ONLY transaction. I was wondering if there is a particular way or known workaround to insert into a remote table from a read-only database using a db link. Thanks Deba.