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SQL*Loader: Unable To Load Files With CLOBs In 11gR2 Due To Error ORA-22835 (Doc ID 1385260.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 02, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 22-Oct-2013***


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Symptoms

Unable to load a file that contains CLOB column in 11.2.0.3.0. The errors reported are:

SQL*Loader-462: error inserting LOB into column "<LOB_COLUMN>", row 20135, table "<SCHEMA_NAME>"."<TABLE_NAME>"
ORA-22835: Buffer too small for CLOB to CHAR or BLOB to RAW conversion (actual: 4865, maximum: 4000)


The error stack for error ORA-22835 shows the following errors:

ORA-22835: Buffer too small for CLOB to CHAR or BLOB to RAW conversion (actual: 4865, maximum: 4000)
----- Current SQL Statement for this session (sql_id=<SQL_ID>) -----
update /*+ NOPARALLEL ( <TABLE_NAME> )*/"<SCHEMA_NAME>"."<TABLE_NAME>" set <LOB_COLUMN>=:1 where rowid=:2 update indexes

Changes

Upgrade to 11.2.0.3. SQL*Loader works on 9i and 10gR1.

Cause

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