How To Enlarge A Column With A Text Index On It? (Doc ID 359154.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 01, 2013

Applies to:

Oracle Text - Version 9.2.0.1 to 12.1.0.1 [Release 9.2 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

Attempting to resize a column with a Text index on it fails with below error:

SQL> alter table test modify text varchar2(132);
alter table test modify text varchar2(132)
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ERROR at line 1:
ORA-29885: domain index is defined on the column to be modified

How can I achieve this other than dropping the Text index, resizing the column and recreating the Text index?

Solution

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