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Character-Length Semantics Does Not Work As Setting In SQL*Loader (Doc ID 2671745.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 28, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When loading to a column defined as char(255 char) a row with 253 characters, it gets with: Field in data file exceeds maximum length.
This 253 character string contains several acute accents like "é", so it is actually 258 bytes when calculated in bytes.

Here is the control file being specified from SQL*Loader:

Both the control file and the target table are properly configured for character semantics. Nevertheless, 253 character loading is unacceptable.

Changes

In this environment, AL32UTF8 is used as the character set.

Cause

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