E-ORA : Incorrect character length is displayed

(Doc ID 658562.1)

Last updated on JULY 15, 2016

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise PT PeopleTools - Version 8.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 27-JAN-2014***

Information in this document applies to any platform.

SPECIFIC TO:  Enterprise, PeopleTools 8.48 and higher, Application 9.0 and higher, Oracle, Unicode

This document was previously published as Customer Connection Solution 201056170


When describing a table with SQLPlus, it shows that the field is three times longer than what it should be. In older versions of Oracle and PeopleSoft this was normal. However, in the newer versions of PeopleSoft and Oracle it should be reporting back the correct lengths.


Create a record through Application Designer.

Application Designer build script confirms that Application Designer no longer triples the VARCHAR2 datatype columns. For example , If emplid is varchar(11) then Application Designer creates the build scripts as varchar(11) and not as varchar(33) like older versions. However, when run a descr on the table through sql*plus ,it shows the tables as varchar(33) in database instead of varchar(11).


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