ORA-6502: "PL/SQL: numeric or value error" During Datapump Import Initialization
Last updated on FEBRUARY 15, 2016
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 126.96.36.199 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Starting Datapump import, the initialization fails with following message:
Copyright (c) 1982, 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
Connected to: Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 188.8.131.52.0 - 64bit Production
With the Partitioning, Real Application Clusters, Automatic Storage Management, OLAP,
Data Mining and Real Application Testing options
ORA-06502: PL/SQL: numeric or value error
No log file is generated in this case.
Setting event="6502 trace name errorstack level 12" and capturing the ORA-06502 trace, this shows only limited information like:
ORA-06502: PL/SQL: numeric or value error: character string buffer too small
----- Current SQL Statement for this session (sql_id=duq7zzfwxs83m) -----
SYS.KUPM$MCP.MAIN('SYS_IMPORT_TABLE_01', 'SYS', 0, 0);
Sign In with your My Oracle Support account
Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started
My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a
Million Knowledge Articles and hundreds of Community platforms