Purge Obsolete Workflow Runtime Data Completes With: ORA-06502: PL/SQL: numeric or value error: character string buffer too small (Doc ID 415826.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 08, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Workflow - Version 11.5.10.0 to 11.5.10.2 [Release 11.5.10]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 31-MAR-2012


Symptoms

-- Problem Statement:
Purge Obsolete Workflow Runtime Data process completes in Error. The following error is in the
log file:

Cause: FDPSTP failed due to ORA-06502: PL/SQL: numeric or value error:
character string buffer too small
ORA-06512: at "APPS.WF_CORE", line 63
ORA-06512: at "APPS.WF_PURGE", line 1899
ORA-01436: CONNECT BY loop



-- Steps To Reproduce:
Run "Purge Obsolete Workflow Runtime Data" from the System Administrator responsibility with the
following parameters.

item type = null
item key = null
age = 14
persistence type = temp
core workflow only = no
commit frequency = 500




-- Business Impact:
We need to purge old workflows to keep up performance.


Cause

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