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ORA-01461 can bind a long value only for insert in a LONG column



When the user tries to enter more than 4000 characters they are unable to save into Database.

User has changed the data type from varchar to CLOB but still user is facing the error.

Error Messages

pyCommitError: ORA-01461-can bind a long value only for insert into a LONG column

Steps to Reproduce

1. Create a property with data type as a varchar(2000) and property type is text area.
2. Try to enter more than 4000 characters into the same field.
3. Try to save it in Orcale DB.
4. Change the data type from Varchar to CLOB. Still user will not able to save it.

Root Cause

Support for CLOB is not available in Pega 7.1.9.


CLOB support is backported to Pega 7.1.9.

Apply HFix-33613, HFix-33066, and HFix-32457.

Published May 15, 2017 - Updated October 8, 2020

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