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BatchUpdateException when max length exceeds 4k



Severe SQL Exception and BatchUpdateException occur when extracting a text property, with values that are greater than 4K in length, to a target database.

Error Messages

ERROR - Severe SQL Exception: ORA-01461: can bind a LONG value only for insert into a LONG column
java.sql.BatchUpdateException: ORA-01461: can bind a LONG value only for insert into a LONG column

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Create a text property.
  2. Enter the value that is greater than 4K in length.
  3. Run the BIX extract.

Root Cause

An issue in the custom application code or rules. When extracting a property with text length of 4K or greater, the target database column must be a CLOB as the varchar2 column has a 4K byte limit.


Perform the following local-change:
  1. Click the gear icon besides the property name, in the extract rule, and change the type to LongText.
  2. Change the target database column to type CLOB.

Published December 9, 2017 - Updated December 2, 2021

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