Complex CLOB Updates Fail With ORA-01461 After RDBMS Upgraded To 126.96.36.199
Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017
Applies to:JDBC - Version 10.2.0.1 to 188.8.131.52.0 [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 15-Aug-2013***
When using various versions of the Oracle JDBC driver against an 184.108.40.206 RDBMS, attempts to update a CLOB column fail with the following error:
ORA-01461: can bind a LONG value only for insert into a LONG column
The following characteristics are observed:
* The problem reproduces with any version of the JDBC driver against an 220.127.116.11 database
* The problem does not reproduce with database versions older than 18.104.22.168
* The problem occurs when the variable length being updated exceeds 4000 characters (despite the fact that the field is a CLOB)
* The problem occurs when an UPDATE statement contains a sub-select statement; when the UPDATE statement does not contain a sub-select statement, the problem does not occur
An example of such an UPDATE statement containing a sub-select:
The problem occurs whether the Java code uses setCharacterStream() or setString().
The problem appears after installing or upgrading the database to version 22.214.171.124.
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