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Querying A Table Results In An Apparently Incorrect Error ORA-01722 (Doc ID 1059215.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 16, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 12.1]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 17-Jul-2016***

Symptoms

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When executing a SQL SELECT statement, the operation results in an ORA-1722 error.
The SELECT statement contains a WHERE clause comparing a database column to a numeric literal value, e.g.

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Cause

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