SQL*Loader Fails To Load EBCDIC Data - Rejects With "Invalid packed decimal nibble" Message

(Doc ID 1162830.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2010

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.2.0.4 and later   [Release: 10.2 and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When performing a SQL*Loader job of WE8EBCDIC500 data, most of the rows are rejected and fail to load with error:

"Invalid packed decimal nibble."

Cause

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