On 12.1.0.1, CTX_DDL.SYNC_INDEX fails with DRG-50857, ORA-06502

(Doc ID 2007838.1)

Last updated on MAY 11, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Text - Version 12.1.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On 12.1.0.1, synchronizing a Text index fails with the following error:

SQL> exec ctx_ddl.sync_index('TESTER.TEST_ADDRESS_SEARCH_INDEX');
BEGIN ctx_ddl.sync_index('TESTER.TEST_ADDRESS_SEARCH_INDEX'); END;
*
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-20000: Oracle Text error:
DRG-50857: oracle error in ctx_ddl.sync_index
ORA-06502: PL/SQL: numeric or value error: character string buffer too small
ORA-06512: at "CTXSYS.DRUE", line 160
ORA-06512: at "CTXSYS.CTX_DDL", line 1102
ORA-06512: at line 1

This problem does not occur on 11.2.0.3 or 11.2.0.4.

Cause

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