Cannot Pass CLOB Over 4000 Bytes To DBMS_DATAPUMP.METADATA_FILTER

(Doc ID 1915821.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Applies to:

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

Symptoms

 When pass an SQL expression in a CLOB that is over 4000 bytes, the data_pump fails.  Under 4000 bytes, there are no problems.  

              DBMS_DATAPUMP.METADATA_FILTER (
                                             handle   => v_handle,
                                             name     => 'NAME_EXPR',
                                             VALUE    => table_list,
                                             object_type => 'TABLE');

ORA-39001: invalid argument value
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_SYS_ERROR", line 79
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_DATAPUMP", line 3507
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_DATAPUMP", line 4887
ORA-06512: at "CBS.DB_IMPORT_DUMP", line 44
ORA-06512: at line 1

Cause

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