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

Last updated on FEBRUARY 28, 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 Express Cloud 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
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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:




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