SQL*Loader raises The Error ORA-12899 Value Too Large For Column

(Doc ID 1127690.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 04, 2011

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.5 - Release: 10.2 to 10.2
IBM z/OS on System z

Symptoms

A datafile has an invalid character which the mainframe converts to hex 0xFF which is causing this error when the input data file gets loaded into the table.

Cause

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