ORA-00997: illegal use of a LONG datatype
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    ORA-00997: illegal use of a LONG datatype

    I have a table psqrydefn. I used the create like statment to create a table psqrydefn2. So both tables have the same table structure. I have verified that and they do. I want to copy the data from psqrydefn to psqrydefn2. I use the statement :
    insert into psqrydefn2 select * from psqrydefn;
    And I get the following error message:
    ORA-00997: illegal use of a LONG datatype
    Could anyone help me with what I want to do? My db is 9i and it is running on a microsoft 2000 server.
    Thank you.

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    Look at the "create table as select" (CTAS) command.

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    Change the LONG col to CLOB data type.

    Tamil

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayjabour
    I used the create like statment to create a table psqrydefn2.
    What "create like" statement?

    LONG columns prevent operations like INSERT ... SELECT.

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