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    truncate the column length

    I have a column varachar2(2000).

    Now, While inserting/updating this column, if the data is more than 2000 bytes, i want to truncate that to 2000 length and discard rest of the data

    how can i achieve this ?

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    substr(VariableName,1,2000)
    Pablo (Paul) Berzukov

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    Thx.
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