Глоссарий терминов Oracle
Описание As with stored objects such as procedures and tables, types being referenced by other objects are called dependencies. There are some special issues for types depended upon by tables. Because a table contains data that relies on the type definition for access, any change to the type causes all stored data to become inaccessible. Changes that can cause this effect are when necessary privileges required by the type are revoked or the type or dependent types are dropped. If either of these actions occur, then the table becomes invalid and cannot be accessed.