ORA-06502: PL/SQL: Numeric Or Value Error: Character string too long, on-load page After Upgrade to Apex 5.0

(Doc ID 2099413.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 25, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Application Express (formerly HTML DB) - Version 5.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On APEX 5.0

When attempting to run an application that migrated from APEX 4.2 the following error occurs loading particular some pages:

ORA-06502: PL/SQL: numeric or value error: character string buffer too small

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Upgrade the instance from apex 4.2 to 5.0
2. Run the application and access page 4 see the error instead of the page


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