DATAPUMP EXPORT fails with ORA-6502 only. (Doc ID 1231003.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 18, 2010

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 11.1.0.6 to 11.2.0.1.0 - Release: 11.1 to 11.2
Information in this document applies to any platform.
You are attempting to do a Datapump Export and it fails immediately with an ORA-6502 error.

Symptoms

The export log contains one the following errors:

Export: Release 11.2.0.1.0 - Production
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Connected to: Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 11.2.0.1.0 - 64bit Production
With the Partitioning, OLAP, Data Mining and Real Application Testing options
ORA-06502: PL/SQL: numeric or value error

 

There are no other error reported in either the export log or the database alert.log at the time the export is initiated.

Cause

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