NLS: Approval Notification for Purchase Order and Requisition Not Sent - ORA-06502 Character String Buffer too Small

(Doc ID 781195.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 21, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Purchasing - Version: 12.0.6 and later   [Release: 12 and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When using NLS language and submitting a requisition for approval the document gets stuck in process and the following error is shown:

Activity Result Error Name
--------------------------------------------- --------------- ------------------------------
Error Message
Error Stack
Approve Requisition Notification #EXCEPTION -6502
ORA-06502: PL/SQL : erreur num�rique ou erreur sur une valeur: character string buffer too small

Wf_Engine_Util.Notification_Send(REQAPPRV, 3561-12068, 190867, REQAPPRV:PO_REQ_APPROVE_JRAD)
Wf_Engine_Util.Notification(REQAPPRV, 3561-12068, 190867, RUN)

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Create a requisition in iProcurement in NLS language and submit it for approval
2. The requisition remains in process


Note that this might also happen for Purchase Orders. The Error Stack is then:


Wf_Engine_Util.Notification_Send(POAPPRV, 481-441, 210677, POAPPRV:PO_PO_APPROVE)
Wf_Engine_Util.Notification(POAPPRV, 481-441, 210677, RUN)


Also please note the action history will already be updated with the next approver, so it appears as if the notification has been sent and the approval is pending.  This is because the error in the workflow occurs after the action history is updated, but before the notification to the next approver is successfully created. 


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