Loading an XML file Fails with ORA-31061, ORA-19202, LPX-00210 when UTF8 Character Set is Used

(Doc ID 1921476.1)

Last updated on JULY 26, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.2 to 12.1]
Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version to [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Inserting an XML file into a binary XMLType column fails with the following error when the database character set is UTF8:

ORA-31061: XDB error: XML event error
ORA-19202: Error occurred in XML processing
In line 1 of orastream:
LPX-00210: expected '<' instead of '?'
ORA-06512: at line 11

The same file loads successfully if the database character set is WE8ISO8859P1.

The code being used is similar to the following:



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