DBMS_XMLSave.insertXML Fails with ORA-01722: Invalid Number (Doc ID 1941767.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

After migrate from 11.1.0.7 to 11.2.0.4 DBMS_XMLSave.insertXML fails with ORA-01722: invalid number.

The XML contains decimal fields separated by periods as W3C XML Schema defines, when nls_numeric_characters is set to ',.' DBMS_XMLSave.insertXML works ok on 11.1 but fails on 11.2 when the expected behavior is that nls_numeric_characters should not afect the xml content.

Cause

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