ORA-01405: Fetched Column Value Is NULL When Running SQL*Loader In Direct Path Mode (Doc ID 2111782.1)

Last updated on MARCH 23, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 11.2 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Getting:

SQL*Loader: Release 12.1.0.2.0 - Production on Thu Jan 28 15:04:05 2016

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Path used: Direct
SQL*Loader-951: Error calling once/load initialization
ORA-00604: error occurred at recursive SQL level 1
ORA-01405: fetched column value is NULL

when doing a direct path load with SQL*Loader.

Cause

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