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ORA-01461 In Oracle Forms 12c Using Text Fields with More Than 4000 Characters (Doc ID 2400679.1)

Last updated on MAY 16, 2023

Applies to:

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


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


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