Oracle Alerts Are Failing Per Database Upgrade To 11g, Using CLOB Option APP-ALR-04140

(Doc ID 2388894.1)

Last updated on APRIL 19, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Alert - Version 12.1.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Oracle Alerts are failing per database upgrade to 11g

Getting error the APP-ALR-04140: Oracle Alert was passed an unknown datatype for both Periodic and Event type alerts - for newly created and for the old 'currently enabled' alerts that were fine in 9i and 10g databases. Applied patch 9707056 but same error is happening...

ERROR
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APP-ALR-04140 : Oracle Alert was Passed an Unknown Data Type

STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

DB upgrade from 10.2.0.5 to 11.2.0.4 using CLOB conversion, followed the following documents:
1) General DB upgrade manual: https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E11882_01/server.112/e23633/toc.htm
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section - 4 Post-Upgrade Tasks for Oracle Database
> Required Tasks to Complete After Upgrading Oracle Database

> Recommended Tasks to Perform After All Database Upgrades
>> Migrate Tables from the LONG Data Type to the LOB Data Type
>>> In the following example, the LONG column named long_col in table long_tab is changed to data type CLOB:

SQL> ALTER TABLE Long_tab MODIFY ( long_col CLOB );
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2) EBS interoperability note: Interoperability Notes EBS 12.0 and 12.1 with Database 11gR2 (Doc ID 1058763.1)


A. Run the Alert


Changes

 Upgrade Database version from 10g to 11g

Cause

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