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OpenVMS: ORA-22993 Using DBMS_LOB Package. (Doc ID 412239.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 23, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.5 [Release 9.2 to 10.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
HP OpenVMS Itanium
HP OpenVMS Alpha
***Checked for relevance on 21-Jun-2013***
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Symptoms

When attempting to load the contents of a bfile into a blob using the dbms.lob package from a sqlplus session:-

dbms_lob.getlength returns wrong file length
so dbms_lob.loadfromfile fails with ora-22993

The files are generated via a C program,on a HP OpenVMS machine and then FTP'd in Binary to the database server.

Changes

This problem is only seen on the OpenVMS platform.

Cause

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