I am using Visual Basic 6 and the Oracle database 10g to call stored procedures. I am passing a XML input parameter to this stored proc. This variable has been defined as BLOB in stored proc and as XMLType in the table to which it finally gets stored through procedure.
But there seems to be a limit to the size of a parameter you can pass in. This seems to be 32K!!! It works fine as long as my input is < 32k but once it becomes > 32k, Oracle gives the following error:-
"ORA-01460: unimplemented or unreasonable conversion requested"
I searched on net and found lots of examples for a workaround with .Net (using OracleLob). For Vb6, the only examples I found were using AppendChunk method etc through a loop, where each call will insert 32k chunk. But, that would mean lots of calls to stored proc, as we need to do this for thousands of files and each file of size > 100k.. So, this method would not be acceptable.