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These notes are for errors that I have not been in a position to investigate and write up thoroughly.

Error typically arises when importing into an earlier version of Oracle than that with which the export was made. A work around may be to use the export tools that came with the (earlier) version of oracle that you intended to import into.
ORA-06502: PL/SQL: numeric or value error
Normally implies that a buffer is too small for the result set. PL/SQL limits the maximum variable size to 32K.

This page represents one page of many pages of notes I made whilst working with Oracle 7 through to 10i. I now no longer work with Oracle databases, but hope that these notes will continue to be of benefit to others.

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