Re: ORA-01401: inserted value too large for column

Niall,

If you do get anyone to use it, make certain that it gets cleared out.

Better than they NEVER use dbms_application_info than to use it improperly.
False positives (it never being unset) is far worse than it being blank.

dbms_monitor in 10g will never make a difference to me based upon what
is set by dbms_app_info - as I can't trust it one bit.

my favorite is seeing something about "login" in there in the midst of
some heinously large report. those are real useful.

Paul


On Thu, 24 Feb 2005 20:22:58 +0000, Niall Litchfield
<niall.litchfield@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Comments embedded
> 
> On Thu, 24 Feb 2005 14:30:18 +0100, Tony.Adolph@xxxxxx
> <Tony.Adolph@xxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > A developer here is trying to find the source of the error "ORA-01401:
> > inserted value too large for column".  He want to know which table /
> > column(s) are causing the problem.
> >
> > The error is not logged in the alert log.
> 
> That would be normal, it should be thrown back to the offending
> application. All this rather suggests that the app could do with
> rather better exception handling, c'est la vie.
> 
> > I set sql_trace = true and had him repeate his tests.  Although we got
> > bucket loads of trace files in both user_dump_dest and
> > backfround_dump_dest we did not get any trace files or errors relating to
> > ORA-01401.
> 
> If you set this at the instance level - which it rather sounds like
> you did - I suggest you unset it before you fill the disk!
> 
> >  I tried to grep for just the 1401 string, still nothing.
> >
> > How can find the culprit here folks?
> 
> A number of ways.
> 
> You can set a 1401 event in the init.ora/spfile
> You can persuade the developer to set event 10046 at logon.
> You could even persuade them to use DBMS_APPLICATION_INFO
> You can use an after servererror trigger like the one I posted for the
> temp tablespace error a couple of days ago.
> 
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> Niall Litchfield
> Oracle DBA
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