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How to Move LOB Data to Another Tablespace When the Table Also Contains a LONG Column (Doc ID 453186.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2022

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Trying to move LOB data to a different tablespace for a table containing both LOB and LONG columns.

The following statement will error with ORA-00997: illegal use of LONG datatype :

ALTER TABLE foo MOVE LOB(lobcol) STORE AS lobsegment (TABLESPACE new_tbsp STORAGE (new_storage));

The ALTER TABLE ... MOVE command cannot be used to move a table containing a LONG or LONG RAW column. This is documented in the Oracle9i SQL Reference manual.


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