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I'm trying to load a table, small in size (110 rows, 6 columns). One of the columns, called NOTES is erroring when I run the load. It is saying that the column size exceeds max limit. As you can see here, the table column is set to 4000 Bytes)
CREATE TABLE NRIS.NRN_REPORT_NOTES
NOTES_CN VARCHAR2(40 BYTE) DEFAULT sys_guid() NOT NULL,
REPORT_GROUP VARCHAR2(100 BYTE) NOT NULL,
AREACODE VARCHAR2(50 BYTE) NOT NULL,
ROUND NUMBER(3) NOT NULL,
NOTES VARCHAR2(4000 BYTE),
LAST_UPDATE TIMESTAMP(6) WITH TIME ZONE DEFAULT systimestamp NOT NULL
RESULT_CACHE (MODE DEFAULT)
I did a little investigating, and it doesn't add up.
when i run
select max(lengthb(notes)) from NRIS.NRN_REPORT_NOTES
I get a return of
That tells me that the largest size instance of that column is only 643 bytes. But EVERY insert is failing.
Here is the loader file header, and first couple of inserts:
APPEND INTO TABLE NRIS.NRN_REPORT_NOTES
Fields terminated by ";" Optionally enclosed by '|'
ROUND NULLIF (ROUND="NULL"),
LAST_UPDATE TIMESTAMP WITH TIME ZONE "MM/DD/YYYY HH24:MI:SS.FF9 TZR" NULLIF (LAST_UPDATE="NULL")
|E2ACF256F01F46A7E0440003BA0F14C2|;|DEMOGRAPHICS|;|A01003|;3;|Demographic results show that 46 percent of visits are made by females. Among racial and ethnic minorities, the most commonly encountered are Native American (4%) and Hispanic / Latino (2%). The age distribution shows that the Bitterroot has a relatively small proportion of children under age 16 (14%) in the visiting population. People over the age of 60 account for about 22% of visits. Most of the visitation is from the local area. More than 85% of visits come from people who live within 50 miles.|;07/29/2013 16:09:27.000000000 -06:00
|E2ACF256F02046A7E0440003BA0F14C2|;|VISIT DESCRIPTION|;|A01003|;3;|Most visits to the Bitterroot are fairly short. Over half of the visits last less than 3 hours. The median length of visit to overnight sites is about 43 hours, or about 2 days. The average Wilderness visit lasts only about 6 hours, although more than half of those visits are shorter than 3 hours long. Most visits come from people who are fairly frequent visitors. Over thirty percent are made by people who visit between 40 and 100 times per year. Another 8 percent of visits are from people who report visiting more than 100 times per year.|;07/29/2013 16:09:27.000000000 -06:00
|E2ACF256F02146A7E0440003BA0F14C2|;|ACTIVITIES|;|A01003|;3;|The most frequently reported primary activity is hiking/walking (42%), followed by downhill skiing (12%), and hunting (8%). Over half of the visits report participating in relaxing and viewing scenery.|;07/29/2013 16:09:27.000000000 -06:00
Here is the full beginning of the loader log, ending after the first row return. (They ALL say the same error)
SQL*Loader: Release 10.2.0.4.0 - Production on Thu Aug 22 12:09:07 2013
Copyright (c) 1982, 2007, Oracle. All rights reserved.
Control File: NRIS.NRN_REPORT_NOTES.ctl
Data File: NRIS.NRN_REPORT_NOTES.ctl
Bad File: ./NRIS.NRN_REPORT_NOTES.BAD
Discard File: ./NRIS.NRN_REPORT_NOTES.DSC
(Allow all discards)
Number to load: ALL
Number to skip: 0
Errors allowed: 50
Bind array: 64 rows, maximum of 256000 bytes
Continuation: none specified
Path used: Conventional
Table NRIS.NRN_REPORT_NOTES, loaded from every logical record.
Insert option in effect for this table: APPEND
Column Name Position Len Term Encl Datatype
------------------------------ ---------- ----- ---- ---- ---------------------
NOTES_CN FIRST * ; O(|) CHARACTER
REPORT_GROUP NEXT * ; O(|) CHARACTER
AREACODE NEXT * ; O(|) CHARACTER
ROUND NEXT * ; O(|) CHARACTER
NULL if ROUND = 0X4e554c4c(character 'NULL')
NOTES NEXT * ; O(|) CHARACTER
LAST_UPDATE NEXT * ; O(|) DATETIME MM/DD/YYYY HH24:MI:SS.FF9 TZR
NULL if LAST_UPDATE = 0X4e554c4c(character 'NULL')
Record 1: Rejected - Error on table NRIS.NRN_REPORT_NOTES, column NOTES.
Field in data file exceeds maximum length...
I am not seeing why this would be failing.