ORA-29855 Error While Creating Text Index on a BLOB Column with AUTO_FILTER (Doc ID 786402.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Text - Version 9.2.0.2 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 9.2 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Trying to create a Text Index on a BLOB column, which is using AUTO_FILTER option, fails with error:

CREATE INDEX MY_INDEX_CTX
ON MY_TEXT_TABLE(TEXT) INDEXTYPE IS CTXSYS.CONTEXT;

ERROR at line 1:
ORA-29855: error occurred in the execution of ODCIINDEXCREATE routine
ORA-20000: Oracle Text error:
ORA-06512: at "CTXSYS.DRUE", line 160
ORA-06512: at "CTXSYS.TEXTINDEXMETHODS", line 364

A CREATE INDEX on a CLOB column with text or html documents is successful.
Use of the ctxhx executable directly on a binary document produces an html version of the document.

Cause

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