Database Won't Start After Varchar2(32k) Upgrade (Doc ID 1610329.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 12, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 13-Sep-2016***

Goal

Why the database fails to start after upgrading from varchar2(4000) to varchar2(32k), that is applying MAX_STRING_SIZE='EXTENDED' procedure as clarified in the

Oracle® Database Reference 12c Release 1 (12.1)

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E16655_01/server.121/e17615/refrn10321.htm#REFRN10321
 

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