How to convert column datatype?
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  1. #1
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    Red face

    I have a table and one of it's columns are "long" and I want to convert it to "varchar2" and maintain the data.

    Help.

    I've tried SELECT - INSERT INTO but got an error stating the illegal use of the LONG field.

    Can someone give me an idea...I'm new to ORACLE.

    Orakin

  2. #2
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    Oracle recommend all users to change the application and
    start using CLOB/BLOB data type instead of LONG/LONG RAW.

    See metalink Doc 158214.1
    Reddy,Sam

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