Insert Into XMLTYPE Stored as Binary Fails with ORA-31061, ORA-19202, LPX-00217 (Doc ID 1498052.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 11, 2012

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On a database using the AL32UTF8 characterset, inserting into an XMLType column fails with the following errors:

ORA-31061: XDB error: XML event error
ORA-19202: Error occurred in XML processing
In line 19222 of orastream:
LPX-00217: invalid character 162 (U+00A2)

Statement which fails:

insert into MY_TABLE values (XMLType(bfilename('MY_COL', 'xxxxxxxxxxxx.xml'),nls_charset_id('AL32UTF8')));

The character (00A2) is a cent sign

Cause

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