data updation in LONG datatype variable
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    data updation in LONG datatype variable

    Hi All,
    I used one table which contains Long data type column.
    When I fire update query for that column with long string it fires an error
    ORA-01704: string literal too long
    even update column contains data upto 4000 to 4500 characters

    If long query data up to 2 G.B. then it should not fire such an error.

    I want to know what is the issue behind it. and is there having any way to resolve this issue.

    Thanks in advance,


    Prashant

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    What's your version of Oracle?

    LONG datatype it's been deprecated for a long time now; if you are running anything after Ora8i you should be using LOB datatype. TO_LOB() function will allow you to convert from long to lob.
    Pablo (Paul) Berzukov

    Author of Understanding Database Administration available at amazon and other bookstores.

    Disclaimer: Advice is provided to the best of my knowledge but no implicit or explicit warranties are provided. Since the advisor explicitly encourages testing any and all suggestions on a test non-production environment advisor should not held liable or responsible for any actions taken based on the given advice.

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