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size of long column? [message #36310] Thu, 15 November 2001 11:33 Go to next message
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Registered: November 2001
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How can you determine if a long column is larger or smaller than 32K (i.e. for use in a cursor)? Thanks.

Re: size of long column? [message #36329 is a reply to message #36310] Fri, 16 November 2001 08:41 Go to previous message
andrew again
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Registered: March 2000
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Tyry playing with this code. Change the local var to LONG, then try to poplulate it with the first 32k. If length() = 32k, then you'd guess that the original contents at > 32k

CURSOR datacursor IS SELECT long_col FROM long_tab;
datarecord datacursor%ROWTYPE;
v_text VARCHAR2(1000); -- up to 4000 Ora8, 2000 Ora7
OPEN datacursor;
FETCH datacursor INTO datarecord;
EXIT WHEN (datacursor%NOTFOUND);
v_text := SUBSTR(datarecord.long_col, 1, 1000);
DBMS_OUTPUT.put_line('Length is :'||LENGTH(datarecord.long_col));

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