ORA-1780 From XMLTable XPath Query With CURSOR_SHARING=FORCE Or SIMILAR (Doc ID 1055339.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 03, 2014

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.3 to 11.2.0.1 [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 04-Aug-2014***

Symptoms

Running below SQL query raises error ORA-1780 when cursor_sharing is set to force or similar and works fine after changing CURSOR_SHARING parameter to exact in the query session.

SQL> alter session set cursor_sharing=force;

SQL> select qfa.ACTION_TYPE from
 apps_uk.GEDIS_QUOTE_FLIP_ACTIONS,
 xmltable ('$qfa/QuoteFlipAction' passing ACTION as "qfa" columns ACTION_TYPE varchar(20) path
'ActionType') qfa;
xmltable ('$qfa/QuoteFlipAction' passing ACTION as "qfa" columns ACTION_TYPE varchar(20) path 'Acti
*
ERROR at line 3:
ORA-01780: string literal required


Query works fine if cursor_sharing is set to exact;

SQL> alter session set cursor_sharing=exact;

Session altered.

SQL> select qfa.ACTION_TYPE from
 apps_uk.GEDIS_QUOTE_FLIP_ACTIONS,
 xmltable ('$qfa/QuoteFlipAction' passing ACTION as "qfa" columns ACTION_TYPE varchar(20) path
'ActionType') qfa
/

ACTION_TYPE
--------------------
Reject
Reject
Confirm
Reject
Reject
Reject

6 rows selected.

Cause

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