EXPt Fails With EXP-00056, ORA-06502, ORA-06512 At SYS.DBMS_METADATA_UTIL (Doc ID 419259.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 to 9.2.0.8 [Release 9.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 21-Aug-2013***

Symptoms

EXP raises the following errors:

exporting cluster definitions
EXP-00056: ORACLE error 6502 encountered
ORA-06502: PL/SQL: numeric or value error: character to number conversion error
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_METADATA_UTIL", line 77
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_METADATA_UTIL", line 108
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_METADATA_INT", line 1850
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_METADATA_INT", line 3999
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_METADATA", line 512
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_METADATA", line 663
ORA-06512: at line 1
EXP-00056: ORACLE error 6502 encountered
ORA-06502: PL/SQL: numeric or value error: character to number conversion error
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_METADATA_UTIL", line 77
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_METADATA_UTIL", line 108
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_METADATA_INT", line 1850
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_METADATA_INT", line 3999
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_METADATA", line 512
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_METADATA", line 663
ORA-06512: at line 1
EXP-00000: Export terminated unsuccessfully

Cause

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