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ORA-01425 when using 'like' or 'escape' on NVARCHAR2 column (Doc ID 1470516.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Standard Edition - Version to [Release 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


You are using using 'like' or 'escape' on NVARCHAR2 column and you get the following error:

ERROR at line 1:
ORA-01425: escape character must be character string of length 1

Here is an example of possible failing syntax:
SQL> select * from t1 where col2 like '%\$$%' escape '\';


 You may see this problem while setting Cursor_sharing=force.


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