PL/SQL Cursor Returns Null in Number(x) Variable but Works Fine Using NUMBER Without Precision / Scale (Doc ID 1475336.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.0.7 to 11.2.0.1 [Release 11.1 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

A simple SELECT on a partitioned table returns NULL if the value is fetched using an aggregate function (max) in a NUMBER(x) variable.
Fetching the value in a NUMBER variable without specifying the length works fine.

Please see the following sample:

Cause

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