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On, Modifying XML Fails with ORA-31011, LPX-00217: Invalid Character 187 (U+00bb) (Doc ID 1338543.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2022

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 Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On, attempting to modify an XML file with InsertChildXmlAfter or AppendChildXml fails with the following errors:

ERROR at line 1:
ORA-31011: XML parsing failed
ORA-19202: Error occurred in XML processing
LPX-00217: invalid character 187 (U+00BB)
Error at line 51
ORA-06512: at line 30  

The database character set is AL32UTF8
The document character set is UTF8

This error does not occur if the old parser is used. 




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