ORA-01461 In Oracle Forms 12c Using Text Fields with More Than 4000 Characters

(Doc ID 2400679.1)

Last updated on MAY 21, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Forms - Version 12.2.1.1.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

While trying to insert data of length 4001 characters into the database using Oracle Forms 12.2.1.X users experience the following error.

FRM-40509: ORACLE error: unable to UPDATE record.
ORA-01461: can bind a LONG value only for insert into a LONG column

Cause

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