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Direct Path Load Silently Inserts Strings That Exceed Column Length (Doc ID 1277810.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 25, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.1 to 11.2]
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.


You started SQL*Loader in direct path mode into a multibyte database using character length semantics and observed that some of the inserted records exceed the defined column length. The following example demonstrates this:

=> The column TEXT contains 20 characters despite definition VARCHAR2(10 CHAR).




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