Insert leap seconds into a timestamp column fails with ORA-01852 (Doc ID 1553906.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 8.1.7.4 and later
Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 8.1.7.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 23-May-2016***

Symptoms

An attempt to insert leap seconds into a timestamp column, fails with:
ORA-01852: seconds must be between 0 and 59

Cause

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