Error ORA-01400 and handling zero length values from non Oracle databases (Doc ID 1645453.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 12, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle GoldenGate - Version 11.2.1.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Many non Oracle database allows space (empty strings) in columns defined as NOT NULL. This includes such databases as DB2, SYBASE, SQL/MX, SQL/MP, MS SQL, etc. When attempting to replicate these columns into an Oracle database, the database will convert this empty strings to NULL. If this column is defined as NOT NULL, the database will return error ORA-01400.

Cause

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