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Negative Numbers When Loading Binary Data Via SQL*Loader (Doc ID 1275078.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 11, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Database recently migrated to Linux server from HP-UX server. When loading data using SQL*Loader, it is loading negative numbers while using the same control file.

On the HP-UX, the loading is fine but on Linux, it is loading negative number. The database character set on HP-UX and Linux is set to the same value.


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