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    column position

    hi friends,

    I thought column positioning is immaterial in oracle tables.
    Why did i get "values too long" with the ff. commands;

    desc emp;

    empno varchar2(10)
    empname varchar2(50)

    desc emp2;

    empname varchar2(50)
    empno varchar2(10)


    sql> insert into emp select * from emp2;
    error: value too large

    sql> insert into emp(empname,empno) select * from emp2;
    100 rows inserted.

    Any comments pls.... did i misunderstood what column positioning
    means? i like column position 69 though
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    I don't know what to add ... you seem to have already found out that Oracle won't automagically reorder column names to make that work. It is very bad practice IMHO to code without listing column names, and if you have any kind of a decent development platform it's trivial to do so.
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    thanks dear....Its just that i read something about it...that in a
    relational database u can place any columns to any position
    and it does not matter, something like that...

    davey....just one more question, the server time 12:50 am
    I'm curious what country has this time? Our time is 8:50am so we
    are ahead 8 hrs. And we are ahead 7hrs in UK.

    thanks
    Last edited by yxez; 10-25-2006 at 09:59 PM.
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