ORA-6502: "PL/SQL: numeric or value error" During Datapump Import Initialization

(Doc ID 2104310.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 15, 2016

Applies to:

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


Starting Datapump import, the initialization fails with following message:

Import: Release - Production on Sat Feb 6 22:20:23 2016

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Connected to: Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release - 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:

----- Error Stack Dump -----

ORA-06502: PL/SQL: numeric or value error: character string buffer too small
----- Current SQL Statement for this session (sql_id=duq7zzfwxs83m) -----



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